5H56

ADP and dTDP bound Crystal structure of thymidylate kinase (aq_969) from Aquifex Aeolicus VF5


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.185 
  • R-Value Work: 0.156 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.157 

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Literature

Structural studies of a hyperthermophilic thymidylate kinase enzyme reveal conformational substates along the reaction coordinate

Biswas, A.Shukla, A.Chaudhary, S.K.Santhosh, R.Jeyakanthan, J.Sekar, K.

(2017) FEBS J 284: 2527-2544

  • DOI: 10.1111/febs.14140
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Thymidylate kinase (TMK) is a key enzyme which plays an important role in DNA synthesis. It belongs to the family of nucleoside monophosphate kinases, several of which undergo structure-encoded conformational changes to perform their function. Howeve ...

    Thymidylate kinase (TMK) is a key enzyme which plays an important role in DNA synthesis. It belongs to the family of nucleoside monophosphate kinases, several of which undergo structure-encoded conformational changes to perform their function. However, the absence of three-dimensional structures for all the different reaction intermediates of a single TMK homolog hinders a clear understanding of its functional mechanism. We herein report the different conformational states along the reaction coordinate of a hyperthermophilic TMK from Aquifex aeolicus, determined via X-ray diffraction and further validated through normal-mode studies. The analyses implicate an arginine residue in the Lid region in catalysis, which was confirmed through site-directed mutagenesis and subsequent enzyme assays on the wild-type protein and mutants. Furthermore, the enzyme was found to exhibit broad specificity toward phosphate group acceptor nucleotides. Our comprehensive analyses of the conformational landscape of TMK, together with associated biochemical experiments, provide insights into the mechanistic details of TMK-driven catalysis, for example, the order of substrate binding and the reaction mechanism for phosphate transfer. Such a study has utility in the design of potent inhibitors for these enzymes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Computational and Data Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Thymidylate kinaseA, B195Aquifex aeolicus VF5Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: tmkaq_969
EC: 2.7.4.9
Find proteins for O67099 (Aquifex aeolicus (strain VF5))
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ADP
Query on ADP

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A, B
ADENOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O10 P2
XTWYTFMLZFPYCI-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
TYD
Query on TYD

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A, B
THYMIDINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N2 O11 P2
UJLXYODCHAELLY-XLPZGREQSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MPD
Query on MPD

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A, B
(4S)-2-METHYL-2,4-PENTANEDIOL
C6 H14 O2
SVTBMSDMJJWYQN-YFKPBYRVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
Query on CA

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A
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A, B
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.185 
  • R-Value Work: 0.156 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.157 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 42.482α = 90
b = 62.414β = 91.02
c = 76.144γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2017-06-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-08-30
    Changes: Database references