LipC12 - Lipase from metagenomics

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.64 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.195 

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Structure solution and analyses of the first true lipase obtained from metagenomics indicate potential for increased thermostability.

Martini, V.P.Krieger, N.Glogauer, A.Souza, E.M.Iulek, J.

(2019) N Biotechnol 53: 65-72

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbt.2019.07.001
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Metagenomics is a modern approach to discovery of new enzymes with novel properties. This article reports the structure of a new lipase, belonging to family I.1, obtained by means of metagenomics. Its structure presents a fold typical of α/β hydrolases, with the lid in closed conformation. The protein was previously shown to present high thermostability and to be stable in aqueous solutions of polar organic solvents at high concentrations [30% (V/V)]. Molecular dynamics studies showed that the protein maintains its structure well in organic solvents. They also suggested that its thermostability might be enhanced if it were mutated to present a disulfide bond similar to that typically found in lipase family I.2. These findings identify this lipase as a good candidate for further improvement through protein engineering.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Paraná, Rua Francisco Heráclito dos Santos, 100, Curitiba, PR, 81531-990, Brazil. Electronic address: viviane.martini@ifpr.edu.br.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Lipase C12313uncultured bacteriumMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: lipc12
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Go to UniProtKB:  G1APT8
Entity Groups  
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UniProt GroupG1APT8
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.64 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.195 
  • Space Group: P 41 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 58.5α = 90
b = 58.5β = 90
c = 192.7γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2019-03-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-07-31
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2023-10-04
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Refinement description