Structure of tRNA-Modifying Enzyme TiaS and Motions of Its Substrate Binding Zinc Ribbon.Dong, J., Li, F., Gao, F., Wei, J., Lin, Y., Zhang, Y., Lou, J., Liu, G., Dong, Y., Liu, L., Liu, H., Wang, J., Gong, W.
(2018) J Mol Biol 430: 4183-4194
- PubMed: 30121296
- DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2018.08.015
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- PubMed Abstract:
The accurate modification of the tRNA Ile anticodon wobble cytosine 34 is critical for AUA decoding in protein synthesis. Archaeal tRNA Ile2 cytosine 34 is modified with agmatine in the presence of ATP by TiaS (tRNA Ile2 ...
The accurate modification of the tRNA Ile anticodon wobble cytosine 34 is critical for AUA decoding in protein synthesis. Archaeal tRNA Ile2 cytosine 34 is modified with agmatine in the presence of ATP by TiaS (tRNA Ile2 agmatidine synthetase). However, no structure of apo-form full-length TiaS is available currently. Here, the crystal structures of apo TiaS and a complex of TiaS-agmatine-AMPPCP-Mg are presented, with properly folded zinc ribbon and Cys4-zinc coordination identified. Compared with tRNA Ile2 -bound form, the architecture of apo TiaS shows a totally different conformation of zinc ribbon. Molecular dynamics simulations of the docking complex between free-state TiaS and tRNA Ile2 suggest that zinc ribbon domain is capable of performing large-scale motions to sample substrate binding-competent conformation. Principle component analysis and normal mode analysis show consistent results about the relative directionality of functionally correlated zinc ribbon motions. Apo TiaS and TiaS-agmatine-AMPPCP-Mg/TiaS-AMPCPP-Mg complex structures capture two snapshots of the flexible ATP-Mg binding p2loop step-by-step stabilization. Research from this study provides new insight into TiaS functional mechanism and the dynamic feature of zinc ribbons.
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscale, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China; Laboratory of RNA Biology, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China. Electronic address: email@example.com.