Crystal structure of the Archaeoglobus fulgidus oligosaccharyltransferase (O29867_ARCFU) complex with Zn and sulfate

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.216 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.184 

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Crystal structures of an archaeal oligosaccharyltransferase provide insights into the catalytic cycle of N-linked protein glycosylation

Matsumoto, S.Shimada, A.Nyirenda, J.Igura, M.Kawano, Y.Kohda, D.

(2013) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110: 17868-17873

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1309777110
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3WAJ, 3WAK

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Oligosaccharyltransferase transfers an oligosaccharide chain to the asparagine residues in proteins. The archaeal and eubacterial oligosaccharyltransferases are single subunit membrane enzymes, referred to as "AglB" (archaeal glycosylation B) and "PglB" (protein glycosylation B), respectively. Only one crystal structure of a full-length PglB has been solved. Here we report the crystal structures of the full-length AglB from a hyperthermophilic archaeon, Archaeoglobus fulgidus. The AglB and PglB proteins share the common overall topology of the 13 transmembrane helices, and a characteristic long plastic loop in the transmembrane region. This is the structural basis for the formation of the catalytic center, consisting of conserved acidic residues coordinating a divalent metal ion. In one crystal form, a sulfate ion was bound next to the metal ion. This structure appears to represent a dolichol-phosphate binding state, and suggests the release mechanism for the glycosylated product. The structure in the other crystal form corresponds to the resting state conformation with the well-ordered plastic loop in the transmembrane region. The overall structural similarity between the distantly related AglB and PglB proteins strongly indicates the conserved catalytic mechanism in the eukaryotic counterpart, the STT3 (stauroporine and temperature sensitivity 3) protein. The detailed structural comparison provided the dynamic view of the N-glycosylation reaction, involving the conversion between the structured and unstructured states of the plastic loop in the transmembrane region and the formation and collapse of the Ser/Thr-binding pocket in the C-terminal globular domain.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Structural Biology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, and Research Center for Advanced Immunology, Kyushu University, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Transmembrane oligosaccharyl transferase875Archaeoglobus fulgidus DSM 4304Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: aglB-L
Membrane Entity: Yes 
Find proteins for O29867 (Archaeoglobus fulgidus (strain ATCC 49558 / DSM 4304 / JCM 9628 / NBRC 100126 / VC-16))
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Go to UniProtKB:  O29867
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupO29867
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.216 
  • R-Value Work: 0.182 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.184 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 234.195α = 90
b = 108.961β = 96.08
c = 56.069γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

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  • Version 1.0: 2013-10-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-11-20
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2023-11-08
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Refinement description