4H0P

Crystal Structure of Acetate Kinase from Cryptococcus neoformans


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.89 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.219 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 

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Literature

Crystal structures of acetate kinases from the eukaryotic pathogens Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptococcus neoformans.

Thaker, T.M.Tanabe, M.Fowler, M.L.Preininger, A.M.Ingram-Smith, C.Smith, K.S.Iverson, T.M.

(2013) J Struct Biol 181: 185-189

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2012.11.001
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4H0O, 4H0P

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Acetate kinases (ACKs) are members of the acetate and sugar kinase/hsp70/actin (ASKHA) superfamily and catalyze the reversible phosphorylation of acetate, with ADP/ATP the most common phosphoryl acceptor/donor. While prokaryotic ACKs have been the subject of extensive biochemical and structural characterization, there is a comparative paucity of information on eukaryotic ACKs, and prior to this report, no structure of an ACK of eukaryotic origin was available ...

    Acetate kinases (ACKs) are members of the acetate and sugar kinase/hsp70/actin (ASKHA) superfamily and catalyze the reversible phosphorylation of acetate, with ADP/ATP the most common phosphoryl acceptor/donor. While prokaryotic ACKs have been the subject of extensive biochemical and structural characterization, there is a comparative paucity of information on eukaryotic ACKs, and prior to this report, no structure of an ACK of eukaryotic origin was available. We determined the structures of ACKs from the eukaryotic pathogens Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptococcus neoformans. Each active site is located at an interdomain interface, and the acetate and phosphate binding pockets display sequence and structural conservation with their prokaryotic counterparts. Interestingly, the E. histolytica ACK has previously been shown to be pyrophosphate (PP(i))-dependent, and is the first ACK demonstrated to have this property. Examination of its structure demonstrates how subtle amino acid substitutions within the active site have converted cosubstrate specificity from ATP to PP(i) while retaining a similar backbone conformation. Differences in the angle between domains surrounding the active site suggest that interdomain movement may accompany catalysis. Taken together, these structures are consistent with the eukaryotic ACKs following a similar reaction mechanism as is proposed for the prokaryotic homologs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
acetate kinaseA, B438Cryptococcus neoformansMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ACKA
EC: 2.7.2.1
UniProt
Find proteins for J9W3A6 (Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii serotype A (strain H99 / ATCC 208821 / CBS 10515 / FGSC 9487))
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Go to UniProtKB:  J9W3A6
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.89 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.219 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 51.37α = 90
b = 107.613β = 99.83
c = 79.108γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2012-12-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-02-20
    Changes: Database references