PDBsum entry 1ujb

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Hydrolase PDB id
Protein chain
156 a.a. *
Waters ×113
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Hydrolase
Title: Structure of the protein histidine phosphatase sixa
Structure: Phosphohistidine phosphatase sixa. Chain: a. Synonym: protein histidine phosphatase sixa, rx6. Engineered: yes
Source: Escherichia coli. Organism_taxid: 562. Expressed in: escherichia coli bl21(de3). Expression_system_taxid: 469008.
2.06Å     R-factor:   0.173     R-free:   0.229
Authors: K.Hamada,M.Kato,T.Shimizu,K.Ihara,T.Mizuno,T.Hakoshima
Key ref: K.Hamada et al. (2005). Crystal structure of the protein histidine phosphatase SixA in the multistep His-Asp phosphorelay. Genes Cells, 10, 1. PubMed id: 15670209
31-Jul-03     Release date:   25-Jan-05    
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Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P76502  (SIXA_ECOLI) -  Phosphohistidine phosphatase SixA
161 a.a.
156 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     cytoplasm   1 term 
  Biological process     dephosphorylation   2 terms 
  Biochemical function     protein binding     4 terms  


Genes Cells 10:1 (2005)
PubMed id: 15670209  
Crystal structure of the protein histidine phosphatase SixA in the multistep His-Asp phosphorelay.
K.Hamada, M.Kato, T.Shimizu, K.Ihara, T.Mizuno, T.Hakoshima.
The multiple histidine-aspartate phosphorelay system plays a crucial role in cellular adaptation to environments in microorganisms and plants. Like kinase-phosphatase systems in higher eukaryotes, the multiple steps provide additional regulatory checkpoints with phosphatases. The Escherichia coli phosphatase SixA exhibits protein phosphatase activity against the histidine-containing phosphotransfer (HPt) domain located in the C-terminus of the histidine kinase ArcB engaged in anaerobic responses. We have determined the crystal structures of the free and tungstate-bound forms of SixA at 2.06 A and 1.90 A resolution, respectively. The results provide the first three-dimensional view of a bacterial protein histidine phosphatase, revealing a compact alpha/beta architecture related to a family of phosphatases containing the arginine-histidine-glycine (RHG) motif at their active sites. Compared with these RHG phosphatases, SixA lacks an extra alpha-helical subdomain as a lid over the active site, thereby forming a relatively shallow groove important for the accommodation of the HPt domain of ArcB. The tungstate ion, which mimics the substrate phosphate group, is located at the centre of the active site where the active residue, His8, points to the tungsten atom in the mode of in-line nucleophilic attack.

Literature references that cite this PDB file's key reference

  PubMed id Reference
18937503 Y.Chen, J.Jakoncic, J.Wang, X.Zheng, N.Carpino, and N.Nassar (2008).
Structural and functional characterization of the c-terminal domain of the ecdysteroid phosphate phosphatase from bombyx mori reveals a new enzymatic activity.
  Biochemistry, 47, 12135-12145.
PDB code: 3c7t
18398008 Z.Lu, D.Dunaway-Mariano, and K.N.Allen (2008).
The catalytic scaffold of the haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase enzyme superfamily acts as a mold for the trigonal bipyramidal transition state.
  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 105, 5687-5692.
PDB codes: 2rar 2rav 2rb5 2rbk
17348005 L.Davies, I.P.Anderson, P.C.Turner, A.D.Shirras, H.H.Rees, and D.J.Rigden (2007).
An unsuspected ecdysteroid/steroid phosphatase activity in the key T-cell regulator, Sts-1: surprising relationship to insect ecdysteroid phosphate phosphatase.
  Proteins, 67, 720-731.  
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