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Title: Structure of the C-terminal domain of the arginine repressor protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Abstract

The structure of the core domain of the arginine repressor protein from M. tuberculosis has been determined with (1.85 Å resolution) and without (2.15 Å resolution) the arginine corepressor bound. Three additional arginine molecules have been found to bind to the core domain hexamer at high (0.2 M) arginine concentration. The Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) gene product encoded by open reading frame Rv1657 is an arginine repressor (ArgR). All genes involved in the l-arginine (hereafter arginine) biosynthetic pathway are essential for optimal growth of the Mtb pathogen, thus making MtbArgR a potential target for drug design. The C-terminal domains of arginine repressors (CArgR) participate in oligomerization and arginine binding. Several crystal forms of CArgR from Mtb (MtbCArgR) have been obtained. The X-ray crystal structures of MtbCArgR were determined at 1.85 Å resolution with bound arginine and at 2.15 Å resolution in the unliganded form. These structures show that six molecules of MtbCArgR are arranged into a hexamer having approximate 32 point symmetry that is formed from two trimers. The trimers rotate relative to each other by about 11° upon binding arginine. All residues in MtbCArgR deemed to be important for hexamer formation and for arginine binding have been identified from themore » experimentally determined structures presented. The hexamer contains six regular sites in which the arginine molecules have one common binding mode and three sites in which the arginine molecules have two overlapping binding modes. The latter sites only bind the ligand at high (200 mM) arginine concentrations.« less

Authors:
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  1. Group in Protein Structure and Function, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22351167
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Acta Crystallographica. Section D: Biological Crystallography
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 64; Journal Issue: Pt 9; Other Information: PMCID: PMC2631108; PMID: 18703843; PUBLISHER-ID: en5309; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2631108; Copyright (c) International Union of Crystallography 2008; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0907-4449
Country of Publication:
Denmark
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ARGININE; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; CRYSTALS; DESIGN; LIGANDS; MOLECULES; POTENTIALS; PROTEINS; RESOLUTION; SYMMETRY

Citation Formats

Cherney, Leonid T., Cherney, Maia M., Garen, Craig R., Lu, George J., and James, Michael N. G., E-mail: michael.james@ualberta.ca. Structure of the C-terminal domain of the arginine repressor protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Denmark: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1107/S0907444908021513.
Cherney, Leonid T., Cherney, Maia M., Garen, Craig R., Lu, George J., & James, Michael N. G., E-mail: michael.james@ualberta.ca. Structure of the C-terminal domain of the arginine repressor protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Denmark. doi:10.1107/S0907444908021513.
Cherney, Leonid T., Cherney, Maia M., Garen, Craig R., Lu, George J., and James, Michael N. G., E-mail: michael.james@ualberta.ca. Mon . "Structure of the C-terminal domain of the arginine repressor protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis". Denmark. doi:10.1107/S0907444908021513.
@article{osti_22351167,
title = {Structure of the C-terminal domain of the arginine repressor protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis},
author = {Cherney, Leonid T. and Cherney, Maia M. and Garen, Craig R. and Lu, George J. and James, Michael N. G., E-mail: michael.james@ualberta.ca},
abstractNote = {The structure of the core domain of the arginine repressor protein from M. tuberculosis has been determined with (1.85 Å resolution) and without (2.15 Å resolution) the arginine corepressor bound. Three additional arginine molecules have been found to bind to the core domain hexamer at high (0.2 M) arginine concentration. The Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) gene product encoded by open reading frame Rv1657 is an arginine repressor (ArgR). All genes involved in the l-arginine (hereafter arginine) biosynthetic pathway are essential for optimal growth of the Mtb pathogen, thus making MtbArgR a potential target for drug design. The C-terminal domains of arginine repressors (CArgR) participate in oligomerization and arginine binding. Several crystal forms of CArgR from Mtb (MtbCArgR) have been obtained. The X-ray crystal structures of MtbCArgR were determined at 1.85 Å resolution with bound arginine and at 2.15 Å resolution in the unliganded form. These structures show that six molecules of MtbCArgR are arranged into a hexamer having approximate 32 point symmetry that is formed from two trimers. The trimers rotate relative to each other by about 11° upon binding arginine. All residues in MtbCArgR deemed to be important for hexamer formation and for arginine binding have been identified from the experimentally determined structures presented. The hexamer contains six regular sites in which the arginine molecules have one common binding mode and three sites in which the arginine molecules have two overlapping binding modes. The latter sites only bind the ligand at high (200 mM) arginine concentrations.},
doi = {10.1107/S0907444908021513},
journal = {Acta Crystallographica. Section D: Biological Crystallography},
issn = {0907-4449},
number = Pt 9,
volume = 64,
place = {Denmark},
year = {2008},
month = {9}
}