4RRF

Editing domain of threonyl-tRNA synthetase from Methanococcus jannaschii with L-Ser3AA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.197 

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Literature

Specificity and catalysis hardwired at the RNA-protein interface in a translational proofreading enzyme.

Ahmad, S.Muthukumar, S.Kuncha, S.K.Routh, S.B.Yerabham, A.S.Hussain, T.Kamarthapu, V.Kruparani, S.P.Sankaranarayanan, R.

(2015) Nat Commun 6: 7552-7552

  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8552
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4RRL, 4RRM, 4RRQ, 4RRR, 4RRD, 4RRF, 4RRG, 4RRH, 4RRI, 4RRJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Proofreading modules of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are responsible for enforcing a high fidelity during translation of the genetic code. They use strategically positioned side chains for specifically targeting incorrect aminoacyl-tRNAs. Here, we show that a unique proofreading module possessing a D-aminoacyl-tRNA deacylase fold does not use side chains for imparting specificity or for catalysis, the two hallmark activities of enzymes ...

    Proofreading modules of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are responsible for enforcing a high fidelity during translation of the genetic code. They use strategically positioned side chains for specifically targeting incorrect aminoacyl-tRNAs. Here, we show that a unique proofreading module possessing a D-aminoacyl-tRNA deacylase fold does not use side chains for imparting specificity or for catalysis, the two hallmark activities of enzymes. We show, using three distinct archaea, that a side-chain-stripped recognition site is fully capable of solving a subtle discrimination problem. While biochemical probing establishes that RNA plays the catalytic role, mechanistic insights from multiple high-resolution snapshots reveal that differential remodelling of the catalytic core at the RNA-peptide interface provides the determinants for correct proofreading activity. The functional crosstalk between RNA and protein elucidated here suggests how primordial enzyme functions could have emerged on RNA-peptide scaffolds before recruitment of specific side chains.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500007, India.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Threonine--tRNA ligaseA, B, C, D, E, F141Methanocaldococcus jannaschii DSM 2661Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: thrSMJ1197
EC: 6.1.1.3
Find proteins for Q58597 (Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (strain ATCC 43067 / DSM 2661 / JAL-1 / JCM 10045 / NBRC 100440))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q58597
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External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
A3SKd:  239200   nM  Binding MOAD
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.197 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 159.595α = 90
b = 52.813β = 104.04
c = 98.315γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CrystalCleardata collection
MOLREPphasing
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2015-07-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-11-22
    Changes: Advisory, Refinement description