6O76

Human cytosolic Histidyl-tRNA synthetase (HisRS) with WHEP domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.79 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.295 
  • R-Value Work: 0.236 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.239 

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Re-refinement Note

This entry reflects an alternative modeling of the original data in:4X5O


Literature

CMT disease severity correlates with mutation-induced open conformation of histidyl-tRNA synthetase, not aminoacylation loss, in patient cells.

Blocquel, D.Sun, L.Matuszek, Z.Li, S.Weber, T.Kuhle, B.Kooi, G.Wei, N.Baets, J.Pan, T.Schimmel, P.Yang, X.L.

(2019) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116: 19440-19448

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1908288116
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Aminoacyl-transfer RNA (tRNA) synthetases (aaRSs) are the largest protein family causatively linked to neurodegenerative Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. Dominant mutations cause the disease, and studies of CMT disease-causing mutant glycyl-tRNA sy ...

    Aminoacyl-transfer RNA (tRNA) synthetases (aaRSs) are the largest protein family causatively linked to neurodegenerative Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. Dominant mutations cause the disease, and studies of CMT disease-causing mutant glycyl-tRNA synthetase (GlyRS) and tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (TyrRS) showed their mutations create neomorphic structures consistent with a gain-of-function mechanism. In contrast, based on a haploid yeast model, loss of aminoacylation function was reported for CMT disease mutants in histidyl-tRNA synthetase (HisRS). However, neither that nor prior work of any CMT disease-causing aaRS investigated the aminoacylation status of tRNAs in the cellular milieu of actual patients. Using an assay that interrogated aminoacylation levels in patient cells, we investigated a HisRS-linked CMT disease family with the most severe disease phenotype. Strikingly, no difference in charged tRNA levels between normal and diseased family members was found. In confirmation, recombinant versions of 4 other HisRS CMT disease-causing mutants showed no correlation between activity loss in vitro and severity of phenotype in vivo. Indeed, a mutation having the most detrimental impact on activity was associated with a mild disease phenotype. In further work, using 3 independent biophysical analyses, structural opening (relaxation) of mutant HisRSs at the dimer interface best correlated with disease severity. In fact, the HisRS mutation in the severely afflicted patient family caused the largest degree of structural relaxation. These data suggest that HisRS-linked CMT disease arises from open conformation-induced mechanisms distinct from loss of aminoacylation.


    Related Citations: 
    • Structural characteristics of human histidyl-tRNA synthetase
      Kim, Y.K., Chang, J.E., Kim, S., Jeon, Y.H.
      (2014) Korean Soc Struct Biology 2: 142
    • Neurodegenerative Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease as a case study to decipher novel functions of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases.
      Wei, N., Zhang, Q., Yang, X.L.
      (2019) J Biol Chem 294: 5321

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037; schimmel@scripps.edu xlyang@scripps.edu.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histidine--tRNA ligase, cytoplasmic
A, B
509Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HARSHRSHARS1
EC: 6.1.1.21
Find proteins for P12081 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P12081
NIH Common Fund Data Resources
PHAROS  P12081
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CL
Query on CL

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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.79 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.295 
  • R-Value Work: 0.236 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.239 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 97.669α = 90
b = 97.669β = 90
c = 254.409γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2019-03-07 
  • Released Date: 2019-09-11 
  • Deposition Author(s): Kuhle, B., Yang, X.L.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2019-09-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-09-25
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-10-09
    Changes: Data collection, Database references