Summary: Survival protein SurE
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Crystal structure of SurE protein from T.maritima in complex with tungstate.
In molecular biology, the protein domain surE refers to survival protein E. It was originally found that cells that did not contain this protein, could not survive in the stationary phase, at above normal temperatures, and in high-salt media. Hence the name, survival protein E. It is a metal ion-dependent phosphatase that is found in bacteria, and eukaryotes. It is an important stress response protein. This domain is found in acid phosphatases (EC), 5'-nucleotidases (EC), 3'-nucleotidases (EC) and exopolyphosphatases (EC).
Interaction with pcm gene
The gene, surE, is part of a bicistronic operon found upstream of the pcm gene. When mutated, their phenotypes, or physical characteristics, are very similar and indicate that both gene products are important for survival under stressful conditions.
The C-terminal domain is important mainly for maintaining the oligomeric state of the protein, SurE. The N-terminal domain is thought to be part of the functional domain. Since the SurE is a phosphatase enzyme it removes a phosphate group from a substance, affecting that substance's role in signal transduction.
The N-terminal domain contains a three-layer alpha/beta/alpha sandwich that is homologous with the Rossmann fold (CATH class 126.96.36.199) of which the major feature is a long beta sheet that is composed of nine mostly parallel beta strands. SurEstructural domain has a similar topology to the N-terminal protein domain of the glutaminase/asparaginase family.
- Li C, Ichikawa JK, Ravetto JJ, Kuo HC, Fu JC, Clarke S (1994). "A new gene involved in stationary-phase survival located at 59 minutes on the Escherichia coli chromosome.". J Bacteriol. 176 (19): 6015–22. PMC . PMID 7928962.
- Iwasaki W, Miki K (2007). "Crystal structure of the stationary phase survival protein SurE with metal ion and AMP.". J Mol Biol. 371 (1): 123–36. PMID 17561111. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2007.05.007.
- Zhang RG, Skarina T, Katz JE, Beasley S, Khachatryan A, Vyas S, et al. (2001). "Structure of Thermotoga maritima stationary phase survival protein SurE: a novel acid phosphatase.". Structure. 9 (11): 1095–106. PMC . PMID 11709173. doi:10.1016/s0969-2126(01)00675-x.
- Lee JY, Kwak JE, Moon J, Eom SH, Liong EC, Pedelacq JD, et al. (2001). "Crystal structure and functional analysis of the SurE protein identify a novel phosphatase family.". Nat Struct Biol. 8 (9): 789–94. PMID 11524683. doi:10.1038/nsb0901-789.
- Mura C, Katz JE, Clarke SG, Eisenberg D (March 2003). "Structure and function of an archaeal homolog of survival protein E (SurEalpha): an acid phosphatase with purine nucleotide specificity". J. Mol. Biol. 326 (5): 1559–75. PMID 12595266. doi:10.1016/S0022-2836(03)00056-1.
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E. coli cells with the surE gene disrupted are found to survive poorly in stationary phase . It is suggested that SurE may be involved in stress response. Yeast also contains a member of the family P38254. P30887 can complement a mutation in acid phosphatase, suggesting that members of this family could be phosphatases.
Li C, Ichikawa JK, Ravetto JJ, Kuo HC, Fu JC, Clarke S; , J Bacteriol 1994;176:6015-6022.: A new gene involved in stationary-phase survival located at 59 minutes on the Escherichia coli chromosome PUBMED:7928962 EPMC:7928962
Treton BY, Le Dall MT, Gaillardin CM; , Curr Genet 1992;22:345-355.: Complementation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae acid phosphatase mutation by a genomic sequence from the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica identifies a new phosphatase. PUBMED:1423722 EPMC:1423722
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InterPro entry IPR002828
This entry represents a SurE-like structural domain with a 3-layer alpha/bete/alpha topology that bears some topological similarity to the N-terminal domain of the glutaminase/asparaginase family. This domain is found in the stationary phase survival protein SurE, a metal ion-dependent phosphatase found in eubacteria, archaea and eukaryotes. In Escherichia coli, SurE also has activity as a nucleotidase and exopolyphosphatase, and may be involved in the stress response [PUBMED:17561111]. E. coli cells with mutations in the surE gene survive poorly in stationary phase [PUBMED:11709173]. The structure of SurE homologues have been determined from Thermotoga maritima [PUBMED:11524683] and the archaea Pyrobaculum aerophilum [PUBMED:12595266]. The T. maritima SurE homologue has phosphatase activity that is inhibited by vanadate or tungstate, both of which bind adjacent to the divalent metal ion.
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|Molecular function||hydrolase activity (GO:0016787)|
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|Seed source:||Enright A|
|Author:||Enright A , Ouzounis C , Bateman A|
|Number in seed:||761|
|Number in full:||6733|
|Average length of the domain:||191.50 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||34 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||64.52 %|
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build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 45638612 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
|Family (HMM) version:||17|
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For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the SurE domain has been found. There are 95 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein sequence.
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