PDBsum entry 1dhp

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Synthase PDB id
Protein chains
292 a.a. *
__K ×2
Waters ×344
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Synthase
Title: Dihydrodipicolinate synthase
Structure: Dihydrodipicolinate synthase. Chain: a, b. Synonym: dhdps. Engineered: yes. Mutation: yes
Source: Escherichia coli. Organism_taxid: 562. Gene: dapa. Expressed in: escherichia coli. Expression_system_taxid: 562.
Biol. unit: Tetramer (from PDB file)
2.30Å     R-factor:   0.197    
Authors: C.Mirwaldt,I.Korndoerfer,R.Huber
Key ref: C.Mirwaldt et al. (1995). The crystal structure of dihydrodipicolinate synthase from Escherichia coli at 2.5 A resolution. J Mol Biol, 246, 227-239. PubMed id: 7853400 DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.1994.0078
09-Feb-95     Release date:   12-Feb-97    
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Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P0A6L2  (DAPA_ECOLI) -  4-hydroxy-tetrahydrodipicolinate synthase
292 a.a.
292 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Enzyme reactions 
   Enzyme class: E.C.  - 4-hydroxy-tetrahydrodipicolinate synthase.
[IntEnz]   [ExPASy]   [KEGG]   [BRENDA]
      Reaction: Pyruvate + L-aspartate-4-semialdehyde = (4S)-4-hydroxy-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-(2S)-dipicolinate + H2O
+ L-aspartate-4-semialdehyde
= (4S)-4-hydroxy-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-(2S)-dipicolinate
+ H(2)O
Molecule diagrams generated from .mol files obtained from the KEGG ftp site
 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     cytoplasm   2 terms 
  Biological process     metabolic process   5 terms 
  Biochemical function     catalytic activity     5 terms  


    Added reference    
DOI no: 10.1006/jmbi.1994.0078 J Mol Biol 246:227-239 (1995)
PubMed id: 7853400  
The crystal structure of dihydrodipicolinate synthase from Escherichia coli at 2.5 A resolution.
C.Mirwaldt, I.Korndörfer, R.Huber.
The crystal structure of dihydrodipicolinate synthase from E. coli was determined by multiple isomorphous replacement methods. The structure was refined at a resolution of 2.5 A and the final R-factor is 19.6% for 32,190 reflections between 10.0 A and 2.5 A and F > 2 sigma (F). The crystallographic asymmetric unit contains two monomers related by approximate 2-fold symmetry. A tetramer with approximate 222 symmetry is built up by crystallographic symmetry. The tetramer is almost planar with no contacts between the subunits related by the non-crystallographic dyad. The active sites are accessible from a wide water-filled channel in the center of the tetramer. The dihydrodipicolinate synthase monomer is composed of two domains. Each polypeptide chain is folded into an 8-fold alpha/beta barrel and a C-terminal alpha-helical domain comprising residues 224 to 292. The fold is similar to that of N-acetylneuraminate lyase. The active site lysine 161 is located in the alpha/beta barrel and has access via two entrances from the C-terminal side of the barrel.

Literature references that cite this PDB file's key reference

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PDB code: 3daq
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PDB code: 3c0j
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PDB codes: 2v8z 2v9d
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PDB codes: 1xky 1xl9
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PDB codes: 1yxc 1yxd
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PDB code: 1hl2
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PDB code: 1onr
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