3EWI

Structural analysis of the C-terminal domain of murine CMP-Sialic acid Synthetase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.206 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.209 

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Literature

A C-terminal phosphatase module conserved in vertebrate CMP-sialic acid synthetases provides a tetramerization interface for the physiologically active enzyme.

Oschlies, M.Dickmanns, A.Haselhorst, T.Schaper, W.Stummeyer, K.Tiralongo, J.Weinhold, B.Gerardy-Schahn, R.von Itzstein, M.Ficner, R.Munster-Kuhnel, A.K.

(2009) J Mol Biol 393: 83-97

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2009.08.003
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3EWI

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The biosynthesis of sialic acid-containing glycoconjugates is crucial for the development of vertebrate life. Cytidine monophosphate-sialic acid synthetase (CSS) catalyzes the metabolic activation of sialic acids. In vertebrates, the enzyme is chimeric, ...

    The biosynthesis of sialic acid-containing glycoconjugates is crucial for the development of vertebrate life. Cytidine monophosphate-sialic acid synthetase (CSS) catalyzes the metabolic activation of sialic acids. In vertebrates, the enzyme is chimeric, with the N-terminal domain harboring the synthetase activity. The function of the highly conserved C-terminal domain (CSS-CT) is unknown. To shed light on its biological function, we solved the X-ray structure of murine CSS-CT to 1.9 A resolution. CSS-CT is a stable shamrock-like tetramer that superimposes well with phosphatases of the haloacid dehalogenase superfamily. However, a region found exclusively in vertebrate CSS-CT appears to block the active-site entrance. Accordingly, no phosphatase activity was observed in vitro, which points toward a nonenzymatic function of CSS-CT. A computational three-dimensional model of full-length CSS, in combination with in vitro oligomerization studies, provides evidence that CSS-CT serves as a platform for the quaternary organization governing the kinetic properties of the physiologically active enzyme as demonstrated in kinetic studies.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institut für Zelluläre Chemie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
N-acylneuraminate cytidylyltransferase AB168Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Cmas
EC: 2.7.7.43
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.206 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.209 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 121.09α = 90
b = 37.49β = 116.3
c = 78.83γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
DMphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-08-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-10-25
    Changes: Refinement description