4LIS

Crystal Structure of UDP-galactose-4-epimerase from Aspergillus nidulans


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.215 

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Literature

Elucidation of Substrate Specificity in Aspergillus nidulans UDP-Galactose-4-Epimerase.

Dalrymple, S.A.Ko, J.Sheoran, I.Kaminskyj, S.G.Sanders, D.A.

(2013) PLoS One 8: e76803-e76803

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076803
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4LIS

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The frequency of invasive fungal infections has rapidly increased in recent years. Current clinical treatments are experiencing decreased potency due to severe host toxicity and the emergence of fungal drug resistance. As such, new targets and their corresponding synthetic pathways need to be explored for drug development purposes ...

    The frequency of invasive fungal infections has rapidly increased in recent years. Current clinical treatments are experiencing decreased potency due to severe host toxicity and the emergence of fungal drug resistance. As such, new targets and their corresponding synthetic pathways need to be explored for drug development purposes. In this context, galactofuranose residues, which are employed in fungal cell wall construction, but are notably absent in animals, represent an appealing target. Herein we present the structural and biochemical characterization of UDP-galactose-4-epimerase from Aspergillus nidulans which produces the precursor UDP-galactopyranose required for galactofuranose synthesis. Examination of the structural model revealed both NAD(+) and UDP-glucopyranose were bound within the active site cleft in a near identical fashion to that found in the Human epimerase. Mutational studies on the conserved catalytic motif support a similar mechanism to that established for the Human counterpart is likely operational within the A. nidulans epimerase. While the K m and k cat for the enzyme were determined to be 0.11 mM and 12.8 s(-1), respectively, a single point mutation, namely L320C, activated the enzyme towards larger N-acetylated substrates. Docking studies designed to probe active site affinity corroborate the experimentally determined activity profiles and support the kinetic inhibition results.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
UDP-glucose 4-epimeraseA, B, C371Aspergillus nidulans FGSC A4Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ANIA_04727GALE
EC: 5.1.3.2
Find proteins for C8VAU8 (Emericella nidulans (strain FGSC A4 / ATCC 38163 / CBS 112.46 / NRRL 194 / M139))
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Go to UniProtKB:  C8VAU8
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAD
Query on NAD

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E [auth A], K [auth B], P [auth C]NICOTINAMIDE-ADENINE-DINUCLEOTIDE
C21 H27 N7 O14 P2
BAWFJGJZGIEFAR-NNYOXOHSSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
UPG
Query on UPG

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D [auth A]URIDINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE-GLUCOSE
C15 H24 N2 O17 P2
HSCJRCZFDFQWRP-JZMIEXBBSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
UDP
Query on UDP

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J [auth B], O [auth C]URIDINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C9 H14 N2 O12 P2
XCCTYIAWTASOJW-XVFCMESISA-N
 Ligand Interaction
IOD
Query on IOD

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G [auth A] , H [auth A] , I [auth A] , L [auth B] , M [auth B] , N [auth B] , Q [auth C] , R [auth C] , 
G [auth A],  H [auth A],  I [auth A],  L [auth B],  M [auth B],  N [auth B],  Q [auth C],  R [auth C],  S [auth C]
IODIDE ION
I
XMBWDFGMSWQBCA-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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F [auth A]GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.215 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 66.133α = 90
b = 119.154β = 98.48
c = 161.424γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
d*TREKdata scaling
d*TREKdata reduction
MOLREPphasing
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MxDCdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2013-10-23
    Type: Initial release