3H5A

Crystal structure of E. coli MccB


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.223 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.224 

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Literature

How the MccB bacterial ancestor of ubiquitin E1 initiates biosynthesis of the microcin C7 antibiotic.

Regni, C.A.Roush, R.F.Miller, D.J.Nourse, A.Walsh, C.T.Schulman, B.A.

(2009) EMBO J 28: 1953-1964

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2009.146
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3H5R, 3H5N, 3H5A, 3H9Q, 3H9G, 3H9J

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The 39-kDa Escherichia coli enzyme MccB catalyses a remarkable posttranslational modification of the MccA heptapeptide during the biosynthesis of microcin C7 (MccC7), a 'Trojan horse' antibiotic. The approximately 260-residue C-terminal region of MccB is homologous to ubiquitin-like protein (UBL) activating enzyme (E1) adenylation domains ...

    The 39-kDa Escherichia coli enzyme MccB catalyses a remarkable posttranslational modification of the MccA heptapeptide during the biosynthesis of microcin C7 (MccC7), a 'Trojan horse' antibiotic. The approximately 260-residue C-terminal region of MccB is homologous to ubiquitin-like protein (UBL) activating enzyme (E1) adenylation domains. Accordingly, MccB-catalysed C-terminal MccA-acyl-adenylation is reminiscent of the E1-catalysed activation reaction. However, unlike E1 substrates, which are UBLs with a C-terminal di-glycine sequence, MccB's substrate, MccA, is a short peptide with an essential C-terminal Asn. Furthermore, after an intramolecular rearrangement of MccA-acyl-adenylate, MccB catalyses a second, unique reaction, producing a stable phosphoramidate-linked analogue of acyl-adenylated aspartic acid. We report six-crystal structures of MccB in apo, substrate-, intermediate-, and inhibitor-bound forms. Structural and kinetic analyses reveal a novel-peptide clamping mechanism for MccB binding to heptapeptide substrates and a dynamic-active site for catalysing dual adenosine triphosphate-consuming reactions. The results provide insight into how a distinctive member of the E1 superfamily carries out two-step activation for generating the peptidyl-antibiotic MccC7.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
MccB proteinA, B, C, D358Escherichia coliMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: mccB
UniProt
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.223 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.224 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 144.649α = 90
b = 145.035β = 90
c = 158.688γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SOLVEphasing
RESOLVEphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
BOSdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2009-06-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-01
    Changes: Refinement description