4F13: Alginate Lyase A1-Iii Y246f Complexed With Tetrasaccharide

The structures of two mutants (H192A and Y246F) of a mannuronate-specific alginate lyase, A1-III, from Sphingomonas species A1 complexed with a tetrasaccharide substrate [4-deoxy-L-erythro-hex-4-ene-pyranosyluronate-(mannuronate)(2)-mannuronic acid] were determined by X-ray crystallography at around 2.2 A resolution together with the apo form of the H192A mutant. The final models of the complex forms, which comprised two monomers (of 353 amino-acid residues each), 268-287 water molecules and two tetrasaccharide substrates, had R factors of around 0.17. A large conformational change occurred in the position of the lid loop (residues 64-85) in holo H192A and Y246F compared with that in apo H192A. The lid loop migrated about 14 A from an open form to a closed form to interact with the bound tetrasaccharide and a catalytic residue. The tetrasaccharide was bound in the active cleft at subsites -3 to +1 as a substrate form in which the glycosidic linkage to be cleaved existed between subsites -1 and +1. In particular, the O(eta) atom of Tyr68 in the closed lid loop forms a hydrogen bond to the side chain of a presumed catalytic residue, O(eta) of Tyr246, which acts both as an acid and a base catalyst in a syn mechanism.
PDB ID: 4F13Download
MMDB ID: 100921
PDB Deposition Date: 2012/5/6
Updated in MMDB: 2012/09
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 2.21  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 4F13: monomeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 4F13
Label Count Molecule
Protein (1 molecule)
Alginate Lyase
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (4 molecules)
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