3GGP

Crystal structure of prephenate dehydrogenase from A. aeolicus in complex with hydroxyphenyl propionate and NAD+


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.199 

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Literature

The Crystal Structure of Aquifex aeolicus Prephenate Dehydrogenase Reveals the Mode of Tyrosine Inhibition.

Sun, W.Shahinas, D.Bonvin, J.Hou, W.Kimber, M.S.Turnbull, J.Christendat, D.

(2009) J Biol Chem 284: 13223-13232

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M806272200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3GGO, 3GGP, 3GGG

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • TyrA proteins belong to a family of dehydrogenases that are dedicated to l-tyrosine biosynthesis. The three TyrA subclasses are distinguished by their substrate specificities, namely the prephenate dehydrogenases, the arogenate dehydrogenases, and the cyclohexadienyl dehydrogenases, which utilize prephenate, l-arogenate, or both substrates, respectively ...

    TyrA proteins belong to a family of dehydrogenases that are dedicated to l-tyrosine biosynthesis. The three TyrA subclasses are distinguished by their substrate specificities, namely the prephenate dehydrogenases, the arogenate dehydrogenases, and the cyclohexadienyl dehydrogenases, which utilize prephenate, l-arogenate, or both substrates, respectively. The molecular mechanism responsible for TyrA substrate selectivity and regulation is unknown. To further our understanding of TyrA-catalyzed reactions, we have determined the crystal structures of Aquifex aeolicus prephenate dehydrogenase bound with NAD(+) plus either 4-hydroxyphenylpyuvate, 4-hydroxyphenylpropionate, or l-tyrosine and have used these structures as guides to target active site residues for site-directed mutagenesis. From a combination of mutational and structural analyses, we have demonstrated that His-147 and Arg-250 are key catalytic and binding groups, respectively, and Ser-126 participates in both catalysis and substrate binding through the ligand 4-hydroxyl group. The crystal structure revealed that tyrosine, a known inhibitor, binds directly to the active site of the enzyme and not to an allosteric site. The most interesting finding though, is that mutating His-217 relieved the inhibitory effect of tyrosine on A. aeolicus prephenate dehydrogenase. The identification of a tyrosine-insensitive mutant provides a novel avenue for designing an unregulated enzyme for application in metabolic engineering.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Prephenate dehydrogenaseA, B, C, D314Aquifex aeolicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: aq_1755tyrA
Find proteins for O67636 (Aquifex aeolicus (strain VF5))
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Go to UniProtKB:  O67636
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.199 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 82.061α = 90
b = 92.361β = 90
c = 163.83γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-3000data collection
AMoREphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-3000data reduction
HKL-3000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2009-03-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Refinement description, Version format compliance