3NEM

Aspartyl-tRNA synthetase complexed with aspartyl adenylate


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.89 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.213 
  • R-Value Work: 0.188 

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Literature

Crystal structure of aspartyl-tRNA synthetase from Pyrococcus kodakaraensis KOD: archaeon specificity and catalytic mechanism of adenylate formation

Schmitt, E.Moulinier, L.Fujiwara, S.Imanaka, T.Thierry, J.C.Moras, D.

(1998) EMBO J 17: 5227-5237

  • DOI: 10.1093/emboj/17.17.5227
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3NEL, 3NEM, 3NEN, 1B8A

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The crystal structure of aspartyl-tRNA synthetase (AspRS) from Pyrococcus kodakaraensis was solved at 1.9 A resolution. The sequence and three-dimensional structure of the catalytic domain are highly homologous to those of eukaryotic AspRSs. In contrast, the N-terminal domain, whose function is to bind the tRNA anticodon, is more similar to that of eubacterial enzymes ...

    The crystal structure of aspartyl-tRNA synthetase (AspRS) from Pyrococcus kodakaraensis was solved at 1.9 A resolution. The sequence and three-dimensional structure of the catalytic domain are highly homologous to those of eukaryotic AspRSs. In contrast, the N-terminal domain, whose function is to bind the tRNA anticodon, is more similar to that of eubacterial enzymes. Its structure explains the unique property of archaeal AspRSs of accommodating both tRNAAsp and tRNAAsn. Soaking the apo-enzyme crystals with ATP and aspartic acid both separately and together allows the adenylate formation to be followed. Due to the asymmetry of the dimeric enzyme in the crystalline state, different steps of the reaction could be visualized within the same crystal. Four different states of the aspartic acid activation reaction could thus be characterized, revealing the functional correlation of the observed conformational changes. The binding of the amino acid substrate induces movement of two invariant loops which secure the position of the peptidyl moiety for adenylate formation. An unambiguous spatial and functional assignment of three magnesium ion cofactors can be made. This study shows the important role of residues present in both archaeal and eukaryotic AspRSs, but absent from the eubacterial enzymes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratoire de Biologie Structurale, Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, CNRS/INSERM/ULP, 1 rue Laurent Fries, BP163, 67404 Illkirch Cédex, C.U. de Strasbourg, France.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Aspartyl-tRNA synthetaseA, B438Thermococcus kodakarensisMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: aspSTK0492
EC: 6.1.1.12
Find proteins for Q52428 (Thermococcus kodakarensis (strain ATCC BAA-918 / JCM 12380 / KOD1))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q52428
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ATP
Query on ATP

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D [auth B]ADENOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O13 P3
ZKHQWZAMYRWXGA-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
AMO
Query on AMO

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C [auth A]ASPARTYL-ADENOSINE-5'-MONOPHOSPHATE
C14 H19 N6 O10 P
QPBSGQWTJLPZNF-VWJPMABRSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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E [auth B], F [auth B], G [auth B]MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.89 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.213 
  • R-Value Work: 0.188 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 123.22α = 90
b = 124.87β = 90
c = 86.93γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MAR345dtbdata collection
AMoREphasing
X-PLORrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2010-08-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance