4M7R: Crystal Structure Of The N-terminal Methyltransferase-like Domain Of Anamorsin

Anamorsin is a recently identified molecule that inhibits apoptosis during hematopoiesis. It contains an N-terminal methyltransferase-like domain and a C-terminal Fe-S cluster motif. Not much is known about the function of the protein. To better understand the function of anamorsin, we have solved the crystal structure of the N-terminal domain at 1.8 A resolution. Although the overall structure resembles a typical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) dependent methyltransferase fold, it lacks one alpha-helix and one beta-strand. As a result, the N-terminal domain as well as the full-length anamorsin did not show S-adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet) dependent methyltransferase activity. Structural comparisons with known AdoMet dependent methyltransferases reveals subtle differences in the SAM binding pocket that preclude the N-terminal domain from binding to AdoMet. The N-terminal methyltransferase-like domain of anamorsin probably functions as a structural scaffold to inhibit methyl transfers by out-competing other AdoMet dependant methyltransferases or acts as bait for protein-protein interactions. (c) Proteins 2013;. (c) 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
PDB ID: 4M7RDownload
MMDB ID: 114777
PDB Deposition Date: 2013/8/12
Updated in MMDB: 2013/10
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.8  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 4M7R: monomeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 4M7R
Label Count Molecule
Protein (1 molecule)
Anamorsin(Gene symbol: CIAPIN1)
Molecule annotation
Chemical (1 molecule)
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