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1EO1: Solution structure of hypothetical protein MTH1175 from Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum
NMR structure determination and structure-based functional characterization of conserved hypothetical protein MTH1175 from Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum
J. Struct. Funct. Genomics (2000) 1 p.15-25
The solution structure of MTH1175, a 124-residue protein from the archaeon Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum has been determined by NMR spectroscopy. MTH1175 is part of a family of conserved hypothetical proteins (COG1433) with unknown functions which contains multiple paralogs from all complete archaeal genomes and the archaeal gene-rich bacterium Thermotoga maritima. Sequence similarity indicates this protein family may be related to the nitrogen fixation proteins NifB and NifX. MTH1175 adopts an alpha/beta topology with a single mixed beta-sheet, and contains two flexible loops and an unstructured C-terminal tail. The fold resembles that of Ribonuclease H and similar proteins, but differs from these in several respects, and is not likely to have a nuclease activity.