Crystal structure of glutamate dehydrogenase(GDH) from Corynebacterium glutamicum

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.29 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.165 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.167 

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Structural insights into domain movement and cofactor specificity of glutamate dehydrogenase from Corynebacterium glutamicum

Son, H.-F.Kim, K.-J.

(2015) Biochem Biophys Res Commun 459: 387-392

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.02.109
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) is an enzyme involved in the synthesis of amino acids by converting glutamate to α-ketoglutarate, and vice versa. To investigate the molecular mechanism of GDH, we determined a crystal structure of the Corynebacterium glutamicum-derived GDH (CgGDH) in complex with its NADP cofactor and α-ketoglutarate substrate. CgGDH functions as a hexamer, and each CgGDH monomer comprises 2 separate domains; a Rossmann fold cofactor-binding domain and a substrate-binding domain. The structural comparison between the apo- and cofactor/substrate-binding forms revealed that the CgGDH enzyme undergoes a domain movement during catalysis. In the apo-form, CgGDH exists as an open state, and upon binding of the substrate and cofactor the protein undergoes a conformation change to a closed state. Our structural study also revealed that CgGDH has cofactor specificity for NADP, but not NAD, and this was confirmed by GDH activity measurements. Residues involved in the stabilization of the NADP cofactor and the α-ketoglutarate substrate were identified, and their roles in substrate/cofactor binding were confirmed by site-directed mutagenesis experiments.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    School of Life Sciences, KNU Creative BioResearch Group, Kyungpook National University, Daehak-ro 80, Buk-ku, Daegu 702-701, Republic of Korea.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
NADP-specific glutamate dehydrogenase
A, B, C, D, E
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L
447Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: gdhCgl2079cg2280
Find proteins for P31026 (Corynebacterium glutamicum (strain ATCC 13032 / DSM 20300 / BCRC 11384 / JCM 1318 / LMG 3730 / NCIMB 10025))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P31026
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupP31026
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
Query on NAP

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AA [auth H]
CA [auth J]
M [auth A]
O [auth B]
Q [auth C]
AA [auth H],
CA [auth J],
M [auth A],
O [auth B],
Q [auth C],
S [auth D],
U [auth E],
W [auth F],
Y [auth G]
C21 H28 N7 O17 P3
Query on AKG

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BA [auth H]
DA [auth J]
N [auth A]
P [auth B]
R [auth C]
BA [auth H],
DA [auth J],
N [auth A],
P [auth B],
R [auth C],
T [auth D],
V [auth E],
X [auth F],
Z [auth G]
C5 H6 O5
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.29 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.165 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.167 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 171.219α = 90
b = 93.032β = 108.16
c = 187.875γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2016-03-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-09-09
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary
  • Version 1.2: 2023-11-08
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Refinement description