4A72: Crystal structure of the omega transaminase from Chromobacterium violaceum in a mixture of apo and PLP-bound states

UNLABELLED: The bacterial omega-transaminase from Chromobacterium violaceum (Cv-omegaTA, EC2.6.1.18) catalyses industrially important transamination reactions by use of the coenzyme pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP). Here, we present four crystal structures of Cv-omegaTA: two in the apo form, one in the holo form and one in an intermediate state, at resolutions between 1.35 and 2.4 A. The enzyme is a homodimer with a molecular mass of approximately 100 kDa. Each monomer has an active site at the dimeric interface that involves amino acid residues from both subunits. The apo-Cv-omegaTA structure reveals unique 'relaxed' conformations of three critical loops involved in structuring the active site that have not previously been seen in a transaminase. Analysis of the four crystal structures reveals major structural rearrangements involving elements of the large and small domains of both monomers that reorganize the active site in the presence of PLP. The conformational change appears to be triggered by binding of the phosphate group of PLP. Furthermore, one of the apo structures shows a disordered 'roof ' over the PLP-binding site, whereas in the other apo form and the holo form the 'roof' is ordered. Comparison with other known transaminase crystal structures suggests that ordering of the 'roof' structure may be associated with substrate binding in Cv-omegaTA and some other transaminases. DATABASE: The atomic coordinates and structure factors for the Chromobacterium violaceumomega-transaminase crystal structures can be found in the RCSB Protein Data Bank (http://www.rcsb.org) under the accession codes 4A6U for the holoenzyme, 4A6R for the apo1 form, 4A6T for the apo2 form and 4A72 for the mixed form STRUCTURED DIGITAL ABSTRACT: * -transaminases and -transaminases bind by dynamic light scattering (View interaction) * -transaminase and -transaminase bind by x-ray crystallography (View interaction) * -transaminase and -transaminase bind by x-ray crystallography (View interaction).
PDB ID: 4A72Download
MMDB ID: 96832
PDB Deposition Date: 2011/11/10
Updated in MMDB: 2012/08
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 2.4  Å
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Biological Unit for 4A72: dimeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 4A72
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (2 molecules)
Omega Transaminase
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