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1PLU: Pectate Lyase C From Erwinia Chrysanthemi With 1 Lu+3 Ion In The Putative Calcium Binding Site
The Refined Three-Dimensional Structure of Pectate Lyase C from Erwinia chrysanthemi at 2.2 Angstrom Resolution (Implications for an Enzymatic Mechanism)
Plant Physiol. (1995) 107 p.349-364
The crystal structure of pectate lyase C (EC 184.108.40.206) from the enterobacterium Erwinia chrysanthemi (PelC) has been refined by molecular dynamics techniques to a resolution of 2.2 A to an R factor of 17.97%. The final model consists of 352 of the total 353 amino acids and 114 solvent molecules. The root-mean-square deviation from ideality is 0.009 A for bond lengths and 1.768[deg] for bond angles. The structure of PelC bound to the lanthanide ion lutetium, used as a calcium analog, has also been refined. Lutetium inhibits the enzymatic activity of the protein, and in the PelC-lutetium structure, the ion binds in the putative calcium-binding site. Five side-chain atoms form ligands to the lutetium ion. An analysis of the atomic-level model of the two protein structures reveals possible implications for the enzymatic mechanism of the enzyme.