6LPI

Crystal Structure of AHAS holo-enzyme


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.167 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.170 

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Literature

Molecular architecture of the acetohydroxyacid synthase holoenzyme.

Zhang, Y.Li, Y.Liu, X.Sun, J.Li, X.Lin, J.Yang, X.Xi, Z.Shen, Y.

(2020) Biochem J 477: 2439-2449

  • DOI: 10.1042/BCJ20200292
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6LPI

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) holoenzyme catalyzes the first step of branch-chain amino acid biosynthesis and is essential for plants and bacteria. It consists of a regulatory subunit (RSU) and a catalytic subunit (CSU). The allosteric mechanism of the AHAS holoenzyme has remained elusive for decades ...

    The acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) holoenzyme catalyzes the first step of branch-chain amino acid biosynthesis and is essential for plants and bacteria. It consists of a regulatory subunit (RSU) and a catalytic subunit (CSU). The allosteric mechanism of the AHAS holoenzyme has remained elusive for decades. Here, we determined the crystal structure of the AHAS holoenzyme, revealing the association between the RSU and CSU in an A2B2 mode. Structural analysis in combination with mutational studies demonstrated that the RSU dimer forms extensive interactions with the CSU dimer, in which a conserved salt bridge between R32 and D120 may act as a trigger to open the activation loop of the CSU, resulting in the activation of the CSU by the RSU. Our study reveals the activation mechanism of the AHAS holoenzyme.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Weijin 94, Tianjin 300071, China.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Acetolactate synthase isozyme 1 small subunitA [auth E], C [auth F], E [auth G], G [auth H]127Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ilvNb3670JW3645
EC: 2.2.1.6
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Acetolactate synthase isozyme 1 large subunitB [auth A], D [auth B], F [auth C], H [auth D]562Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ilvBb3671JW3646
EC: 2.2.1.6
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.167 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.170 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 111.173α = 90
b = 104.577β = 105.68
c = 118.535γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing

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  • Version 1.0: 2020-11-18
    Type: Initial release