3PCO

crystal structure of E. coli phenylalanine-tRNA synthetase complexed with phenylalanine and AMP


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.02 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.300 
  • R-Value Work: 0.232 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.235 

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Literature

Idiosyncrasy and identity in the prokaryotic phe-system: crystal structure of E. coli phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase complexed with phenylalanine and AMP.

Mermershtain, I.Finarov, I.Klipcan, L.Kessler, N.Rozenberg, H.Safro, M.G.

(2011) Protein Sci 20: 160-167

  • DOI: 10.1002/pro.549
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3PCO

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The crystal structure of Phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase from E. coli (EcPheRS), a class II aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, complexed with phenylalanine and AMP was determined at 3.05 Å resolution. EcPheRS is a (αβ)₂ heterotetramer: the αβ heterodimer of EcP ...

    The crystal structure of Phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase from E. coli (EcPheRS), a class II aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, complexed with phenylalanine and AMP was determined at 3.05 Å resolution. EcPheRS is a (αβ)₂ heterotetramer: the αβ heterodimer of EcPheRS consists of 11 structural domains. Three of them: the N-terminus, A1 and A2 belong to the α-subunit and B1-B8 domains to the β subunit. The structure of EcPheRS revealed that architecture of four helix-bundle interface, characteristic of class IIc heterotetrameric aaRSs, is changed: each of the two long helices belonging to CLM transformed into the coil-short helix structural fragments. The N-terminal domain of the α-subunit in EcPheRS forms compact triple helix domain. This observation is contradictory to the structure of the apo form of TtPheRS, where N-terminal domain was not detected in the electron density map. Comparison of EcPheRS structure with TtPheRS has uncovered significant rearrangements of the structural domains involved in tRNA(Phe) binding/translocation. As it follows from modeling experiments, to achieve a tighter fit with anticodon loop of tRNA, a shift of ∼5 Å is required for C-terminal domain B8, and of ∼6 to 7 Å for the whole N terminus. EcPheRSs have emerged as an important target for the incorporation of novel amino acids into genetic code. Further progress in design of novel compounds is anticipated based on the structural data of EcPheRS.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase, alpha subunitAC327Escherichia coliMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: EcDH1_1928
EC: 6.1.1.20
Find proteins for P08312 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase, beta chainBD795Escherichia coliMutation(s): 0 
EC: 6.1.1.20
Find proteins for P07395 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
AMP
Query on AMP

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A, C
ADENOSINE MONOPHOSPHATE
C10 H14 N5 O7 P
UDMBCSSLTHHNCD-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
PHE
Query on PHE

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A, C
PHENYLALANINE
C9 H11 N O2
COLNVLDHVKWLRT-QMMMGPOBSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.02 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.300 
  • R-Value Work: 0.232 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.235 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 65.547α = 90
b = 178.936β = 90
c = 254.417γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-03-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-08
    Changes: Refinement description