1JIJ: Crystal Structure Of S. Aureus Tyrrs In Complex With Sb-239629

SB-219383 and its analogues are a class of potent and specific inhibitors of bacterial tyrosyl-tRNA synthetases. Crystal structures of these inhibitors have been solved in complex with the tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase from Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium that is largely responsible for hospital-acquired infections. The full-length enzyme yielded crystals that diffracted to 2.8 A resolution, but a truncated version of the enzyme allowed the resolution to be extended to 2.2 A. These inhibitors not only occupy the known substrate binding sites in unique ways, but also reveal a butyl binding pocket. It was reported that the Bacillus stearothermophilus TyrRS T51P mutant has much increased catalytic activity. The S. aureus enzyme happens to have a proline at position 51. Therefore, our structures may contribute to the understanding of the catalytic mechanism and provide the structural basis for designing novel antimicrobial agents.
PDB ID: 1JIJDownload
MMDB ID: 17667
PDB Deposition Date: 2001/7/2
Updated in MMDB: 2001/11
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 3.2  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 1JIJ: dimeric; determined by author
Molecular Components in 1JIJ
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (2 molecules)
Tyrosyl-trna Synthetase
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (2 molecules)
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