4ZRM

Crystal Structure of UDP-Glucose 4-Epimerase (TM0509) from Hyperthermophilic Eubacterium Thermotoga maritima


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.184 
  • R-Value Work: 0.157 

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Literature

The structural basis of substrate promiscuity in UDP-hexose 4-epimerase from the hyperthermophilic Eubacterium Thermotoga maritima.

Shin, S.M.Choi, J.M.di Luccio, E.Lee, Y.J.Lee, S.J.Lee, S.J.Lee, S.H.Lee, D.W.

(2015) Arch.Biochem.Biophys. 585: 39-51

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.abb.2015.08.025
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • UDP-galactose 4-epimerase (GalE) catalyzes the interconversion of UDP-glucose (UDP-Glc) and UDP-galactose (UDP-Gal), which is a pivotal step in the Leloir pathway for d-galactose metabolism. Although GalE is widely distributed in prokaryotes and euka ...

    UDP-galactose 4-epimerase (GalE) catalyzes the interconversion of UDP-glucose (UDP-Glc) and UDP-galactose (UDP-Gal), which is a pivotal step in the Leloir pathway for d-galactose metabolism. Although GalE is widely distributed in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, little information is available regarding hyperthermophilic GalE. We overexpressed the TM0509 gene, encoding a putative GalE from Thermotoga maritima (TMGalE), in Escherichia coli and characterized the encoded protein. To further investigate the molecular basis of this enzyme's catalytic function, we determined the crystal structures of TMGalE and TMGalE bound to UDP-Glc at resolutions of 1.9 Å and 2.0 Å, respectively. The enzyme was determined to be a homodimer with a molecular mass of 70 kDa. The enzyme could reversibly catalyze the epimerization of UDP-GalNAc/UDP-GlcNAc as well as UDP-Gal/UDP-Glc at elevated temperatures, with an apparent optimal temperature and pH of 80 °C and 7.0, respectively. Our data showed that TM0509 is a UDP-galactosugar 4-epimerase involved in d-galactose metabolism; consequently, this study provides the first detailed characterization of a hyperthermophilic GalE. Moreover, the promiscuous substrate specificity of TMGalE, which is more similar to human GalE than E. coli GalE, supports the notion that TMGalE might exhibit the earliest form of sugar-epimerizing enzymes in the evolution of galactose metabolism.


    Organizational Affiliation

    School of Applied Biosciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, South Korea.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
UDP-glucose 4-epimerase
A, B
312Thermotoga maritima (strain ATCC 43589 / MSB8 / DSM 3109 / JCM 10099)Mutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q9WYX9 (Thermotoga maritima (strain ATCC 43589 / MSB8 / DSM 3109 / JCM 10099))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9WYX9
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
Query on GOL

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A, B
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAD
Query on NAD

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A, B
NICOTINAMIDE-ADENINE-DINUCLEOTIDE
C21 H27 N7 O14 P2
BAWFJGJZGIEFAR-NNYOXOHSSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.184 
  • R-Value Work: 0.157 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 82.542α = 90.00
b = 150.262β = 90.00
c = 60.606γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Cootmodel building
MOLREPphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2015-09-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-10-14
    Type: Database references