3SOM

crystal structure of human MMACHC


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 

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Literature

Structure of MMACHC reveals an arginine-rich pocket and a domain-swapped dimer for its B12 processing function.

Froese, D.S.Krojer, T.Wu, X.Shrestha, R.Kiyani, W.von Delft, F.Gravel, R.A.Oppermann, U.Yue, W.W.

(2012) Biochemistry 51: 5083-5090

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi300150y

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Defects in the MMACHC gene represent the most common disorder of cobalamin (Cbl) metabolism, affecting synthesis of the enzyme cofactors adenosyl-Cbl and methyl-Cbl. The encoded MMACHC protein binds intracellular Cbl derivatives with different upper ...

    Defects in the MMACHC gene represent the most common disorder of cobalamin (Cbl) metabolism, affecting synthesis of the enzyme cofactors adenosyl-Cbl and methyl-Cbl. The encoded MMACHC protein binds intracellular Cbl derivatives with different upper axial ligands and exhibits flavin mononucleotide (FMN)-dependent decyanase activity toward cyano-Cbl as well as glutathione (GSH)-dependent dealkylase activity toward alkyl-Cbls. We determined the structure of human MMACHC·adenosyl-Cbl complex, revealing a tailor-made nitroreductase scaffold which binds adenosyl-Cbl in a "base-off, five-coordinate" configuration for catalysis. We further identified an arginine-rich pocket close to the Cbl binding site responsible for GSH binding and dealkylation activity. Mutation of these highly conserved arginines, including a replication of the prevalent MMACHC missense mutation, Arg161Gln, disrupts GSH binding and dealkylation. We further showed that two Cbl-binding monomers dimerize to mediate the reciprocal exchange of a conserved "PNRRP" loop from both subunits, serving as a protein cap for the upper axial ligand in trans and required for proper dealkylation activity. Our dimeric structure is supported by solution studies, where dimerization is triggered upon binding its substrate adenosyl-Cbl or cofactor FMN. Together our data provide a structural framework to understanding catalytic function and disease mechanism for this multifunctional enzyme.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Genomics Consortium, NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria type C protein
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
286Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MMACHC
EC: 1.16.1.-
Find proteins for Q9Y4U1 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q9Y4U1
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
DHL
Query on DHL

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A, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
2-AMINO-ETHANETHIOL
2,3-DESHYDROLANTHIONINE
C2 H7 N S
UFULAYFCSOUIOV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
Query on EDO

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E, P
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
5AD
Query on 5AD

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A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
5'-DEOXYADENOSINE
C10 H13 N5 O3
XGYIMTFOTBMPFP-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
FLC
Query on FLC

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A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
CITRATE ANION
C6 H5 O7
KRKNYBCHXYNGOX-UHFFFAOYSA-K
 Ligand Interaction
B12
Query on B12

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A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
COBALAMIN
C62 H89 Co N13 O14 P
LKVIQTCSMMVGFU-DWSMJLPVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 71.664α = 88.53
b = 71.960β = 85.25
c = 300.055γ = 83.76
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
XDSdata reduction
SHARPphasing
GDAdata collection
BUSTERrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-07-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-10-24
    Type: Non-polymer description
  • Version 1.2: 2015-04-15
    Type: Database references