4KRI

Haemonchus contortus Phospholethanolamine N-methyltransferase 2 in complex with phosphomonomethylethanolamine and S-adenosylhomocysteine


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.72 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.210 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 

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Literature

Evolution of structure and mechanistic divergence in di-domain methyltransferases from nematode phosphocholine biosynthesis.

Lee, S.G.Jez, J.M.

(2013) Structure 21: 1778-1787

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2013.07.023
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The phosphobase methylation pathway is the major route for supplying phosphocholine to phospholipid biosynthesis in plants, nematodes, and Plasmodium. In this pathway, phosphoethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PMT) catalyzes the sequential methylation ...

    The phosphobase methylation pathway is the major route for supplying phosphocholine to phospholipid biosynthesis in plants, nematodes, and Plasmodium. In this pathway, phosphoethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PMT) catalyzes the sequential methylation of phosphoethanolamine to phosphocholine. In the PMT, one domain (MT1) catalyzes methylation of phosphoethanolamine to phosphomonomethylethanolamine and a second domain (MT2) completes the synthesis of phosphocholine. The X-ray crystal structures of the di-domain PMT from the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus (HcPMT1 and HcPMT2) reveal that the catalytic domains of these proteins are structurally distinct and allow for selective methylation of phosphobase substrates using different active site architectures. These structures also reveal changes leading to loss of function in the vestigial domains of the nematode PMT. Divergence of function in the two nematode PMTs provides two distinct antiparasitic inhibitor targets within the same essential metabolic pathway. The PMTs from nematodes, plants, and Plasmodium also highlight adaptable metabolic modularity in evolutionarily diverse organisms.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1137, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Phospholethanolamine N-methyltransferase 2
A, B, C
433Haemonchus contortusMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for U5HK48 (Haemonchus contortus)
Go to UniProtKB:  U5HK48
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
1SH
Query on 1SH

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A, B, C
2-(methylamino)ethyl dihydrogen phosphate
C3 H10 N O4 P
HZDCAHRLLXEQFY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SAH
Query on SAH

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A, B, C
S-ADENOSYL-L-HOMOCYSTEINE
C14 H20 N6 O5 S
ZJUKTBDSGOFHSH-WFMPWKQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.72 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.210 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 135.987α = 90.00
b = 136.838β = 118.39
c = 90.867γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-3000data collection
HKL-3000data reduction
PHENIXrefinement
PHASERphasing
HKL-3000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2013-05-16 
  • Released Date: 2013-09-25 
  • Deposition Author(s): Lee, S.G., Jez, J.M.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-09-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-10-30
    Type: Database references