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Nucleotide sequence and X-ray structure of cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase from Bacillus circulans strain 251 in a maltose-dependent crystal form.


The cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase (CGTase, EC gene from Bacillus circulans strain 251 was cloned and sequenced. It was found to code for a mature protein of 686 amino acid residues, showing 75% identity to the CGTase from B. circulans strain 8. The X-ray structure of the CGTase was elucidated in a maltodextrin-dependent crystal form and refined against X-ray diffraction data to 2.0 A resolution. The structure of the enzyme is nearly identical to the CGTase from B. circulans strain 8. Three maltose binding sites are observed at the protein surface, two in domain E and one in domain C. The maltose-dependence of CGTase crystallization can be ascribed to the proximity of two of the maltose binding sites to intermolecular crystal contacts. The maltose molecules bound in the E domain interact with several residues implicated in a raw starch binding motif conserved among a diverse group of starch converting enzymes.

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  1. Pre-calculated protein structure alignments at the RCSB PDB website. Prlic A, Bliven S, Rose PW, Bluhm WF, Bizon C, Godzik A, Bourne PE. Bioinformatics 26 2983-2985 (2010)

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  1. Maltodextrin-Dependent Crystallization of Cyclomaltodextrin Glucanotransferase from Bacillus Circulans. Lawson CL, Bergsma J, Bruinenberg PM, De Vries G, Dijkhuizen L, Dijkstra BW J. Mol. Biol. 214 807- (1990)