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The 1.6 A Crystal Structure of MshC: The Rate Limiting Enzyme in the Mycothiol Biosynthetic Pathway


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.207 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 

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Literature

The 1.6 A crystal structure of Mycobacterium smegmatis MshC: the penultimate enzyme in the mycothiol biosynthetic pathway.

Tremblay, L.W.Fan, F.Vetting, M.W.Blanchard, J.S.

(2008) Biochemistry 47: 13326-13335

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi801708f

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Mycobacterium smegmatis MshC catalyzes the ATP-dependent condensation of GlcN-Ins and l-cysteine to form l-Cys-GlcN-Ins, the penultimate step in mycothiol biosynthesis. Attempts to crystallize the native, full-length MshC have been unsuccessful. Howe ...

    Mycobacterium smegmatis MshC catalyzes the ATP-dependent condensation of GlcN-Ins and l-cysteine to form l-Cys-GlcN-Ins, the penultimate step in mycothiol biosynthesis. Attempts to crystallize the native, full-length MshC have been unsuccessful. However, incubation of the enzyme with the cysteinyl adenylate analogue, 5'-O-[N-(l-cysteinyl)-sulfamonyl]adenosine (CSA), followed by a 24-h limited trypsin proteolysis yielded an enzyme preparation that readily crystallized. The three-dimensional structure of MshC with CSA bound in the active site was solved and refined to 1.6 A. The refined structure exhibited electron density corresponding to the entire 47 kDa MshC molecule, with the exception of the KMSKS loop (residues 285-297), a loop previously implicated in the formation of the adenylate in related tRNA synthases. The overall tertiary fold of MshC is similar to that of cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase, with a Rossmann fold catalytic domain. The interaction of the thiolate of CSA with a zinc ion at the base of the active site suggests that the metal ion participates in amino acid binding and discrimination. A number of active site residues were observed to interact with the ligand, suggesting a role in substrate binding and catalysis. Analysis utilizing modeling of the proteolyzed loop and GlcN-Ins docking, as well as the examination of sequence conservation in the active site suggests similarities and differences between cysteinyl-tRNA synthetases and MshC in recognition of the substrates for their respective reactions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Cysteinyl-tRNA synthetase
A, B
414Mycobacterium smegmatis (strain ATCC 700084 / mc(2)155)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: mshC (cysS2)
EC: 6.3.1.13
Find proteins for A0QZY0 (Mycobacterium smegmatis (strain ATCC 700084 / mc(2)155))
Go to UniProtKB:  A0QZY0
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
5CA
Query on 5CA

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A, B
5'-O-(N-(L-CYSTEINYL)-SULFAMOYL)ADENOSINE
C13 H19 N7 O7 S2
FTSDEWPMACCNGN-YTMOPEAISA-N
 Ligand Interaction
EPE
Query on EPE

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B
4-(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-1-PIPERAZINE ETHANESULFONIC ACID
HEPES
C8 H18 N2 O4 S
JKMHFZQWWAIEOD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ZN
Query on ZN

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A, B
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
1PE
Query on 1PE

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A
PENTAETHYLENE GLYCOL
PEG400
C10 H22 O6
JLFNLZLINWHATN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
5CAKi: 300 nM BINDINGMOAD
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.207 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 
  • Space Group: H 3
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 123.521α = 90.00
b = 123.521β = 90.00
c = 186.026γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
ARP/wARPmodel building
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-12-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance