3WJW: Wild-type Orotidine 5'-monophosphate Decarboxylase From M. Thermoautotrophicus Complexed With 6-methyl-ump

Orotidine 5'-monophosphate decarboxylase (ODCase) accelerates the decarboxylation of orotidine 5'-monophosphate (OMP) to uridine 5'-monophosphate (UMP) by 17 orders of magnitude. Eight new crystal structures with ligand analogues combined with computational analyses of the enzyme's short-lived intermediates and the intrinsic electronic energies to distort the substrate and other ligands improve our understanding of the still controversially discussed reaction mechanism. In their respective complexes, 6-methyl-UMP displays significant distortion of its methyl substituent bond, 6-amino-UMP shows the competition between the K72 and C6 substituents for a position close to D70, and the methyl and ethyl esters of OMP both induce rotation of the carboxylate group substituent out of the plane of the pyrimidine ring. Molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics computations of the enzyme-substrate complex also show the bond between the carboxylate group and the pyrimidine ring to be distorted, with the distortion contributing a 10-15% decrease of the DeltaDeltaG() value. These results are consistent with ODCase using both substrate distortion and transition-state stabilization, primarily exerted by K72, in its catalysis of the OMP decarboxylation reaction.
PDB ID: 3WJWDownload
MMDB ID: 115584
PDB Deposition Date: 2013/10/17
Updated in MMDB: 2013/12
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.59  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 3WJW: dimeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 3WJW
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (2 molecules)
Orotidine 5'-phosphate Decarboxylase(Gene symbol: MTH_RS00570)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (2 molecules)
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