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Title: A conformational switch in the active site of BT_2972, a methyltransferase from an antibiotic resistant pathogen B. thetaiotaomicron
Authors: Kumar, V.
Sivaraman, J. 
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2011
Citation: Kumar, V., Sivaraman, J. (2011-11-28). A conformational switch in the active site of BT_2972, a methyltransferase from an antibiotic resistant pathogen B. thetaiotaomicron. PLoS ONE 6 (11) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027543
Abstract: Methylation is one of the most common biochemical reactions involved in cellular and metabolic functions and is catalysed by the action of methyltransferases. Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron is an antibiotic-resistant bacterium that confers resistance through methylation, and as yet, there is no report on the structure of methyltransferases from this bacterium. Here, we report the crystal structure of an AdoMet-dependent methyltransferase, BT_2972 and its complex with AdoMet and AdoHcy for B. thetaiotaomicron VPI-5482 strain along with isothermal titration calorimetric assessment of the binding affinities. Comparison of the apo and complexed BT_2972 structures reveals a significant conformational change between open and closed forms of the active site that presumably regulates the association with cofactors and may aid interaction with substrate. Together, our analysis suggests that BT_2972 is a small molecule methyltransferase and might catalyze two O-methylation reaction steps involved in the ubiquinone biosynthesis pathway. © 2011 Kumar, Sivaraman.
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/99817
ISSN: 19326203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027543
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