Structure of uracil-DNA glycosylase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis: insights into interactions with ligandsKaushal, P.S., Talawar, R.K., Varshney, U., Vijayan, M.
(2010) Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 66: 887-892
- PubMed: 20693660
- DOI: 10.1107/S1744309110023043
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- PubMed Abstract:
- Unique features of the structure and interactions of mycobacterial uracil-DNA glycosylase: structure of a complex of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis enzyme in comparison with those from other sources
Kaushal, P.S., Talawar, R.K., Krishna, P.D.V., Varshney, U., Vijayan, M.
(2008) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 64: 551
- Domain closure and action of uracil DNA glycosylase (UDG): structures of new crystal forms containing the Escherichia coli enzyme and a comparative study of the known structures involving UDG
Saikrishnan, K., Bidya Sagar, M., Ravishankar, R., Roy, S., Purnapatre, K., Handa, P., Varshney, U., Vijayan, M.
(2002) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 58: 1269
- X-ray analysis of a complex of Escherichia coli uracil DNA glycosylase (EcUDG) with a proteinaceous inhibitor. The structure elucidation of a prokaryotic UDG
Ravishankar, R., Bidya Sagar, M., Roy, S., Purnapatre, K., Handa, P., Varshney, U., Vijayan, M.
(1998) Nucleic Acids Res 26: 4880
Uracil N-glycosylase (Ung) is the most thoroughly studied of the group of uracil DNA-glycosylase (UDG) enzymes that catalyse the first step in the uracil excision-repair pathway. The overall structure of the enzyme from Mycobacterium tuberculosis is ...
Uracil N-glycosylase (Ung) is the most thoroughly studied of the group of uracil DNA-glycosylase (UDG) enzymes that catalyse the first step in the uracil excision-repair pathway. The overall structure of the enzyme from Mycobacterium tuberculosis is essentially the same as that of the enzyme from other sources. However, differences exist in the N- and C-terminal stretches and some catalytic loops. Comparison with appropriate structures indicate that the two-domain enzyme closes slightly when binding to DNA, while it opens slightly when binding to the proteinaceous inhibitor Ugi. The structural changes in the catalytic loops on complexation reflect the special features of their structure in the mycobacterial protein. A comparative analysis of available sequences of the enzyme from different sources indicates high conservation of amino-acid residues in the catalytic loops. The uracil-binding pocket in the structure is occupied by a citrate ion. The interactions of the citrate ion with the protein mimic those of uracil, in addition to providing insights into other possible interactions that inhibitors could be involved in.
Molecular Biophysics Unit, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India.