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Structure of the thiazole biosynthetic enzyme THI1 from Arabidopsis thaliana

Godoi, Paulo H. C. ; Galhardo, Rodrigo S. ; Luche, Douglas D. ; Van Sluys, Marie-Anne ; Menck, Carlos F. M. [5] ; Oliva, Glaucius
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry; v. 281, n. 41, p. 30957-30966, Oct. 2006.
Field of knowledge: Biological Sciences - Biochemistry

Thiamin pyrophosphate is an essential coenzyme in all organisms that depend on fermentation, respiration or photosynthesis to produce ATP. It is synthesized through two independent biosynthetic routes: one for the synthesis of 2-methyl-4-amino-5-hydroxymethylpyrimidine pyrophosphate (pyrimidine moiety) and another for the synthesis of 4-methyl-5-(BETA-hydroxyethyl) thiazole phosphate (thiazole moiety). Herein, we will describe the three-dimensional structure of THI1 protein from Arabidopsis thaliana determined by single wavelength anomalous diffraction to 1.6A resolution. The protein was produced using heterologous expression in bacteria, unexpectedly bound to 2-carboxylate-4-methyl-5-BETA-(ethyl adenosine 5-diphosphate) thiazole, a potential intermediate of the thiazole biosynthesis in Eukaryotes. THI1 has a topology similar to dinucleotide binding domains and although details concerning its function are unknown, this work provides new clues about the thiazole biosynthesis in Eukaryotes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 03/13255-5 - DNA repair genes: functional analysis and evolution
Grantee:Carlos Frederico Martins Menck
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants