4JAL

Crystal structure of tRNA (Um34/Cm34) methyltransferase TrmL from Escherichia coli with SAH


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.212 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.214 

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Literature

The tRNA recognition mechanism of the minimalist SPOUT methyltransferase, TrmL

Liu, R.J.Zhou, M.Fang, Z.P.Wang, M.Zhou, X.L.Wang, E.D.

(2013) Nucleic Acids Res 41: 7828-7842

  • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt568
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4JAK, 4JAL

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Unlike other transfer RNAs (tRNA)-modifying enzymes from the SPOUT methyltransferase superfamily, the tRNA (Um34/Cm34) methyltransferase TrmL lacks the usual extension domain for tRNA binding and consists only of a SPOUT domain. Both the catalytic and tRNA recognition mechanisms of this enzyme remain elusive ...

    Unlike other transfer RNAs (tRNA)-modifying enzymes from the SPOUT methyltransferase superfamily, the tRNA (Um34/Cm34) methyltransferase TrmL lacks the usual extension domain for tRNA binding and consists only of a SPOUT domain. Both the catalytic and tRNA recognition mechanisms of this enzyme remain elusive. By using tRNAs purified from an Escherichia coli strain with the TrmL gene deleted, we found that TrmL can independently catalyze the methyl transfer from S-adenosyl-L-methionine to and isoacceptors without the involvement of other tRNA-binding proteins. We have solved the crystal structures of TrmL in apo form and in complex with S-adenosyl-homocysteine and identified the cofactor binding site and a possible active site. Methyltransferase activity and tRNA-binding affinity of TrmL mutants were measured to identify residues important for tRNA binding of TrmL. Our results suggest that TrmL functions as a homodimer by using the conserved C-terminal half of the SPOUT domain for catalysis, whereas residues from the less-conserved N-terminal half of the other subunit participate in tRNA recognition.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Center for RNA research, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 320 Yue Yang Road, Shanghai 200031, China.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
tRNA (cytidine(34)-2'-O)-methyltransferaseA, B167Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: trmLyibKb3606JW3581
EC: 2.1.1.207
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Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SAH (Subject of Investigation/LOI)
Query on SAH

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C [auth A], G [auth B]S-ADENOSYL-L-HOMOCYSTEINE
C14 H20 N6 O5 S
ZJUKTBDSGOFHSH-WFMPWKQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
EPE
Query on EPE

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D [auth A]4-(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-1-PIPERAZINE ETHANESULFONIC ACID
C8 H18 N2 O4 S
JKMHFZQWWAIEOD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
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E [auth B], F [auth B]1,2-ETHANEDIOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Binding Affinity Annotations 
IDSourceBinding Affinity
SAH PDBBind:  4JAL Kd: 2.50e+4 (nM) from 1 assay(s)
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.212 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.214 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 44.276α = 90
b = 66.291β = 99.24
c = 49.768γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

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  • Version 1.0: 2013-07-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-03-19
    Changes: Database references