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1b0i

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1b0i, resolution 2.40Å ()
Ligands: ,
Gene: AMY (Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis)
Activity: Alpha-amylase, with EC number 3.2.1.1
Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, PDBsum, RCSB
Coordinates: save as pdb, mmCIF, xml



Contents

ALPHA-AMYLASE FROM ALTEROMONAS HALOPLANCTIS

Publication Abstract from PubMed

Background:. Enzymes from psychrophilic (cold-adapted) microorganisms operate at temperatures close to 0 degreesC, where the activity of their mesophilic and thermophilic counterparts is drastically reduced. It has generally been assumed that thermophily is associated with rigid proteins, whereas psychrophilic enzymes have a tendency to be more flexible. Results:. Insights into the cold adaptation of proteins are gained on the basis of a psychrophilic protein's molecular structure. To this end, we have determined the structure of the recombinant form of a psychrophilic alpha-amylase from Alteromonas haloplanctis at 2.4 A resolution. We have compared this with the structure of the wild-type enzyme, recently solved at 2.0 A resolution, and with available structures of their mesophilic counterparts. These comparative studies have enabled us to identify possible determinants of cold adaptation. Conclusions:. We propose that an increased resilience of the molecular surface and a less rigid protein core, with less interdomain interactions, are determining factors of the conformational flexibility that allows efficient enzyme catalysis in cold environments.

Structures of the psychrophilic Alteromonas haloplanctis alpha-amylase give insights into cold adaptation at a molecular level., Aghajari N, Feller G, Gerday C, Haser R, Structure. 1998 Dec 15;6(12):1503-16. PMID:9862804

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About this Structure

1b0i is a 1 chain structure with sequence from Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.

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Reference

  • Aghajari N, Feller G, Gerday C, Haser R. Structures of the psychrophilic Alteromonas haloplanctis alpha-amylase give insights into cold adaptation at a molecular level. Structure. 1998 Dec 15;6(12):1503-16. PMID:9862804

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