Crystal structure of the protein kinase domain of yeast AMP-activated protein kinase Snf1Rudolph, M.J., Amodeo, G.A., Bai, Y., Tong, L.
(2005) Biochem Biophys Res Commun 337: 1224-1228
- PubMed: 16236260
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.09.181
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a master metabolic regulator, and is an important target for drug development against diabetes, obesity, and other diseases. AMPK is a hetero-trimeric enzyme, with a catalytic (alpha) subunit, and two regulatory (beta and gamma) subunits. Here we report the crystal structure at 2.2A resolution of the protein kinase domain (KD) of the catalytic subunit of yeast AMPK (commonly known as SNF1). The Snf1-KD structure shares strong similarity to other protein kinases, with a small N-terminal lobe and a large C-terminal lobe. Two negative surface patches in the structure may be important for the recognition of the substrates of this kinase.
Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA.