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Transferase PDB id
Protein chains
636 a.a. *
_CA ×3
Waters ×499
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Transferase
Title: Crystal structure of 4-alpha-glucanotransferase from thermoc litoralis
Structure: 4-alpha-glucanotransferase. Chain: a, b. Engineered: yes
Source: Thermococcus litoralis. Organism_taxid: 2265. Expressed in: escherichia coli bl21(de3). Expression_system_taxid: 469008.
Biol. unit: Dimer (from PQS)
2.40Å     R-factor:   0.195     R-free:   0.236
Authors: H.Imamura,S.Fushinobu,T.Kumasaka,M.Yamamoto,B.S.Jeon,T.Wakag H.Matsuzawa
Key ref:
H.Imamura et al. (2003). Crystal structures of 4-alpha-glucanotransferase from Thermococcus litoralis and its complex with an inhibitor. J Biol Chem, 278, 19378-19386. PubMed id: 12618437 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M213134200
26-Sep-01     Release date:   17-Jun-03    
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Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
O32462  (MALQ_THELI) -  4-alpha-glucanotransferase
659 a.a.
636 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Enzyme reactions 
   Enzyme class: E.C.  - 4-alpha-glucanotransferase.
[IntEnz]   [ExPASy]   [KEGG]   [BRENDA]
      Reaction: Transfers a segment of a (1,4)-alpha-D-glucan to a new 4-position in an acceptor, which may be glucose or (1,4)-alpha-D-glucan.
 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Biological process     carbohydrate metabolic process   2 terms 
  Biochemical function     catalytic activity     5 terms  


DOI no: 10.1074/jbc.M213134200 J Biol Chem 278:19378-19386 (2003)
PubMed id: 12618437  
Crystal structures of 4-alpha-glucanotransferase from Thermococcus litoralis and its complex with an inhibitor.
H.Imamura, S.Fushinobu, M.Yamamoto, T.Kumasaka, B.S.Jeon, T.Wakagi, H.Matsuzawa.
Thermococcus litoralis 4-alpha-glucanotransferase (TLGT) belongs to glucoside hydrolase family 57 and catalyzes the disproportionation of amylose and the formation of large cyclic alpha-1,4-glucan (cycloamylose) from linear amylose. We determined the crystal structure of TLGT with and without an inhibitor, acarbose. TLGT is composed of two domains: an N-terminal domain (domain I), which contains a (beta/alpha)7 barrel fold, and a C-terminal domain (domain II), which has a twisted beta-sandwich fold. In the structure of TLGT complexed with acarbose, the inhibitor was bound at the cleft within domain I, indicating that domain I is a catalytic domain of TLGT. The acarbose-bound structure also clarified that Glu123 and Asp214 were the catalytic nucleophile and acid/base catalyst, respectively, and revealed the residues involved in substrate binding. It seemed that TLGT produces large cyclic glucans by preventing the production of small cyclic glucans by steric hindrance, which is achieved by three lids protruding into the active site cleft, as well as an extended active site cleft. Interestingly, domain I of TLGT shares some structural features with the catalytic domain of Golgi alpha-mannosidase from Drosophila melanogaster, which belongs to glucoside hydrolase family 38. Furthermore, the catalytic residue of the two enzymes is located in the same position. These observations suggest that families 57 and 38 evolved from a common ancestor.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 4.
FIG. 4. Bound ligands in the form II complex of TLGT. Stereoviews of the refined models of acarbose in chain A (a) and maltose in chain B(b) are presented, together with F[o] - F[c] electron density maps contoured at 4 . Each ligand was omitted from the phase calculation. c, acarbose and the two catalytic residues. a and b were generated using XtalView (26) and Raster3d (45).
Figure 7.
FIG. 7. Surface representation around the active site of TLGT. The molecular surface of chain A of the form II-complex, a bound acarbose, and a modeled maltotetradecaose are presented. The C atoms of acarbose and maltotetradecaose are colored white and yellow, respectively. The oxygen and nitrogen atoms are colored red and blue, respectively. Lid 2 is concealed behind lid 3. The figures were prepared with the programs SPOCK (49), Molscript (44), and Raster3d (45).
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from the ASBMB: J Biol Chem (2003, 278, 19378-19386) copyright 2003.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

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