3MB5

Crystal structure of P. abyssi tRNA m1A58 methyltransferase in complex with S-adenosyl-L-methionine


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.199 
  • R-Value Work: 0.184 

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Literature

Insights into the hyperthermostability and unusual region-specificity of archaeal Pyrococcus abyssi tRNA m1A57/58 methyltransferase.

Guelorget, A.Roovers, M.Guerineau, V.Barbey, C.Li, X.Golinelli-Pimpaneau, B.

(2010) Nucleic Acids Res. 38: 6206-6218

  • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkq381
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The S-adenosyl-L-methionine dependent methylation of adenine 58 in the T-loop of tRNAs is essential for cell growth in yeast or for adaptation to high temperatures in thermophilic organisms. In contrast to bacterial and eukaryotic tRNA m(1)A58 methyl ...

    The S-adenosyl-L-methionine dependent methylation of adenine 58 in the T-loop of tRNAs is essential for cell growth in yeast or for adaptation to high temperatures in thermophilic organisms. In contrast to bacterial and eukaryotic tRNA m(1)A58 methyltransferases that are site-specific, the homologous archaeal enzyme from Pyrococcus abyssi catalyzes the formation of m(1)A also at the adjacent position 57, m(1)A57 being a precursor of 1-methylinosine. We report here the crystal structure of P. abyssi tRNA m(1)A57/58 methyltransferase ((Pab)TrmI), in complex with S-adenosyl-L-methionine or S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine in three different space groups. The fold of the monomer and the tetrameric architecture are similar to those of the bacterial enzymes. However, the inter-monomer contacts exhibit unique features. In particular, four disulfide bonds contribute to the hyperthermostability of the archaeal enzyme since their mutation lowers the melting temperature by 16.5°C. His78 in conserved motif X, which is present only in TrmIs from the Thermococcocales order, lies near the active site and displays two alternative conformations. Mutagenesis indicates His78 is important for catalytic efficiency of (Pab)TrmI. When A59 is absent in tRNA(Asp), only A57 is modified. Identification of the methylated positions in tRNAAsp by mass spectrometry confirms that (Pab)TrmI methylates the first adenine of an AA sequence.


    Related Citations: 
    • A primordial RNA modification enzyme: the case of tRNA (m1A) methyltransferase
      Roovers, M.,Wouters, J.,Bujnicki, J.M.,Tricot, C.,Stalon, V.,Grosjean, H.,Droogmans, L.
      (2004) Nucleic Acids Res. 32: 465


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratoire d'Enzymologie et Biochimie Structurales, CNRS, 1 avenue de la Terrasse, 91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
SAM-dependent methyltransferase
A
255Pyrococcus abyssi (strain GE5 / Orsay)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: trmI (pimT-like)
EC: 2.1.1.219
Find proteins for Q9V1J7 (Pyrococcus abyssi (strain GE5 / Orsay))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9V1J7
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
ACT
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A
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
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A
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SAM
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A
S-ADENOSYLMETHIONINE
C15 H22 N6 O5 S
MEFKEPWMEQBLKI-FCKMPRQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.199 
  • R-Value Work: 0.184 
  • Space Group: I 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 86.550α = 90.00
b = 89.260β = 90.00
c = 110.320γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling
REFMACrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-05-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance