Ala_racemase_CAlanine racemase, C-terminal domain
|SMART accession number:||SM01005|
|Description:||Alanine racemase plays a role in providing the D-alanine required for cell wall biosynthesis by isomerising L-alanine to D-alanine. Proteins contains this domain are found in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic proteins (PUBMED:1676385),(PUBMED:7871888).|
|Interpro abstract (IPR011079):|
Alanine racemase (EC 22.214.171.124) plays a role in providing the D-alanine required for cell wall biosynthesis by isomerising L-alanine to D-alanine.
The molecular structure of alanine racemase from Bacillus stearothermophilus (Geobacillus stearothermophilus) was determined by X-ray crystallography to a resolution of 1.9 A [(PUBMED:9063881)]. The alanine racemase monomer is composed of two domains, an eight-stranded alpha/beta barrel at the N terminus, and a C-terminal domain essentially composed of beta-strand. This entry represents the C-terminal domain.
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- Evolution (species in which this domain is found)
Taxonomic distribution of proteins containing Ala_racemase_C domain.
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- Cellular role (predicted cellular role)
Cellular role: metabolism
- Literature (relevant references for this domain)
Primary literature is listed below; Automatically-derived, secondary literature is also avaliable.
- Shaw JP, Petsko GA, Ringe D
- Determination of the structure of alanine racemase from Bacillusstearothermophilus at 1.9-A resolution.
- Biochemistry. 1997; 36: 1329-42
- Display abstract
The molecular structure of alanine racemase from Bacillusstearothermophilus was determined by X-ray crystallography to a resolutionof 1.9 A. The alanine racemase monomer is composed of two domains, aneight-stranded alpha/beta barrel at the N-terminus, which includesresidues 1-240, and a C-terminal domain essentially composed ofbeta-strand (residues 241-388). In the structure of the dimer the mouth ofthe alpha/beta barrel of one monomer faces the second domain of the othermonomer. The pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) cofactor lies in and above themouth of the alpha/beta barrel and is covalently linked via an aldiminelinkage to Lys39, which is at the C-terminus of the first beta-strand ofthe alpha/beta barrel. This is the first example of a PLP cofactor bindingin the active site of a alpha/beta barrel. A number of other residues areinvolved in maintaining the position of the PLP in the protein. Of these,Arg219 is the most interesting, as it forms a hydrogen bond with thepyridine nitrogen of the cofactor. This is the first known occurrence ofsuch an interaction with PLP and is expected to influence the electrondelocalization in the PLP-alanine intermediates. A second arginineresidue, Arg136, donates a hydrogen bond to the phenolic oxygen of PLP andmay be involved in the binding of substrate as well as stabilization ofintermediates. Finally, Tyr265', from the second monomer, is postulated tobe 2 proton donor to the carbanion intermediate.
- De Wergifosse P, Jacques B, Jonniaux JL, Purnelle B, Skala J, Goffeau A
- The sequence of a 22.4 kb DNA fragment from the left arm of yeastchromosome II reveals homologues to bacterial proline synthetase andmurine alpha-adaptin, as well as a new permease and a DNA-binding protein.
- Yeast. 1994; 10: 1489-96
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We report the sequencing of a 22,470 bp DNA fragment from the left arm ofSaccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome II. Thirteen open reading frameslonger than 300 bp provisionally called YBL0520, YBL0401 to YBL0408 andYBL0410 to YBL0413 have been detected. Five genes were previouslysequenced: COR1, encoding a core protein of the mitochondrial coenzyme QH2cytochrome c reductase complex (Tzagaloff and Crivellone, 1986), PRS3, aproteasome subunit gene (Lee et al., 1992), ERD2, coding for a proteininvolved in the secretory pathway (Semeza et al., 1990), URA7, whichencodes a CTP synthetase (Ozier-Kalogeropoulos et al., 1991) and the genefor the ribosomal protein L16 (Pan et al., 1993). Among the others,YBL0406 shows striking homologies to FUR4 (Jund et al., 1988) and DAL4(Yoo et al., 1992), the uracyl and allantoin permeases; YBL0520 is aDNA-related protein, possibly involved in gene regulation; YBL0412 shareshomologies with the mouse alpha-adaptins A and C; and YBL0413 ishomologous to a protein of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that is likely to beinvolved in proline biosynthesis. YBL0401, internal to YBL0520, isprobably not expressed.
- Whitchurch CB, Hobbs M, Livingston SP, Krishnapillai V, Mattick JS
- Characterisation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa twitching motility gene andevidence for a specialised protein export system widespread in eubacteria.
- Gene. 1991; 101: 33-44
- Display abstract
Type-4 fimbriae (pili) are associated with a phenomenon known as twitchingmotility, which appears to be involved with bacterial translocation acrosssolid surfaces. Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutants which produce fimbriae, butwhich have lost the twitching motility function, display altered colonymorphology and resistance to fimbrial-specific bacteriophage. We have usedphenotypic complementation of such mutants to isolate a region of DNAinvolved in twitching motility. This region was physically mapped to aSpeI fragment around 20 min on the P. aeruginosa PAO chromosome, remotefrom the major fimbrial locus (around 75 min) where the structuralsubunit-encoding gene (fimA/pilA) and ancillary genes required forfimbrial assembly (pilB, C and D) are found. A gene, pilT, within thetwitching motility region is predicted to encode a 344-amino acid proteinwhich has strong homology to a variety of other bacterial proteins. Theseinclude the P. aeruginosa PilB protein, the ComG ORF-1 protein from theBacillus subtilis comG operon (necessary for competence), the PulE proteinfrom the Klebsiella oxytoca (formerly K. pneumoniae) pulC-O operon(involved in pullulanase export), and the VirB-11 protein from the virBoperon (involved in virulence) which is located on the Agrobacteriumtumefaciens Ti plasmid. We have also identified other sets of homologiesbetween P. aeruginosa fimbrial assembly (Pil) proteins and B. subtilis Comand K. oxytoca Pul proteins, which suggest that these are all relatedmembers of a specialised protein export pathway which is widespread in theeubacteria.
- Structure (3D structures containing this domain)
3D Structures of Ala_racemase_C domains in PDB
PDB code Main view Title 1bd0 ALANINE RACEMASE COMPLEXED WITH ALANINE PHOSPHONATE 1epv ALANINE RACEMASE WITH BOUND INHIBITOR DERIVED FROM D-CYCLOSERINE 1ftx Crystal stucture of alanine racemase in complex with D-alanine phosphonate 1l6f Alanine racemase bound with N-(5'-phosphopyridoxyl)-L-alanine 1l6g Alanine racemase bound with N-(5'-phosphopyridoxyl)-D-alanine 1niu ALANINE RACEMASE WITH BOUND INHIBITOR DERIVED FROM L-CYCLOSERINE 1rcq The 1.45 A crystal structure of alanine racemase from a pathogenic bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, contains both internal and external aldimine forms 1sft ALANINE RACEMASE 1vfh Crystal structure of alanine racemase from D-cycloserine producing Streptomyces lavendulae 1vfs Crystal structure of D-cycloserine-bound form of alanine racemase from D-cycloserine-producing Streptomyces lavendulae 1vft Crystal structure of L-cycloserine-bound form of alanine racemase from D-cycloserine-producing Streptomyces lavendulae 1xfc The 1.9 A crystal structure of alanine racemase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis contains a conserved entryway into the active site 1xqk Effect of a Y265F Mutant on the Transamination Based Cycloserine Inactivation of Alanine Racemase 1xql Effect of a Y265F Mutant on the Transamination Based Cycloserine Inactivation of Alanine Racemase 2dy3 Crystal Structure of alanine racemase from Corynebacterium glutamicum 2odo Crystal structure of Pseudomonas Fluorescens alanine racemase 2rjg Crystal structure of biosynthetic alaine racemase from Escherichia coli 2rjh Crystal structure of biosynthetic alaine racemase in D-cycloserine-bound form from Escherichia coli 2sfp ALANINE RACEMASE WITH BOUND PROPIONATE INHIBITOR 2vd8 The crystal structure of alanine racemase from Bacillus anthracis ( BA0252) 2vd9 The crystal structure of alanine racemase from Bacillus anthracis ( BA0252) with bound L-Ala-P 3b8t Crystal structure of Escherichia coli alaine racemase mutant P219A 3b8u Crystal structure of Escherichia coli alaine racemase mutant E221A 3b8v Crystal structure of Escherichia coli alaine racemase mutant E221K 3b8w Crystal structure of Escherichia coli alaine racemase mutant E221P 3co8 Crystal structure of alanine racemase from Oenococcus oeni 3e5p Crystal structure of alanine racemase from E.faecalis 3e6e Crystal structure of Alanine racemase from E.faecalis complex with cycloserine 3ha1 Alanine racemase from Bacillus Anthracis (Ames) 3hur Crystal structure of alanine racemase from Oenococcus oeni 3kw3 Crystal structure of alanine racemase from Bartonella henselae with covalently bound pyridoxal phosphate 3oo2 2.37 Angstrom resolution crystal structure of an alanine racemase (alr) from Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus COL 3s46 The crystal structure of alanine racemase from streptococcus pneumoniae 3uw6 Crystal Structure of Engineered Protein, Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium Target OR120 4a3q The 2.15 Angstrom resolution crystal structure of Staphylococcus aureus alanine racemase 4beq Structure of Vibrio cholerae broad spectrum racemase double mutant R173A, N174A 4beu Structure of Vibrio cholerae broad spectrum racemase 4bf5 Structure of broad spectrum racemase from Aeromonas hydrophila 4bhy Structure of alanine racemase from Aeromonas hydrophila 4dyj Crystal structure of a broad specificity amino acid racemase (Bar) within internal aldimine linkage 4dza Crystal structure of a lysine racemase within internal aldimine linkage 4ecl Crystal structure of the cytoplasmic domain of vancomycin resistance serine racemase VanTg 4fs9 Complex structure of a broad specificity amino acid racemase (Bar) within the reactive intermediate 4ils Crystal structure of engineered protein. northeast structural genomics Consortium target or117
- Links (links to other resources describing this domain)
PFAM Ala_racemase_C INTERPRO IPR011079