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Family: tRNA-synt_2 (PF00152)

Summary: tRNA synthetases class II (D, K and N)

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Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, class II (D, K and N)
Identifiers
Symbol aa-tRNA-synt_II
Pfam PF00152
InterPro IPR004364

Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase, class II (D, K and N) (EC 6.1.1.) is a protein domain that catalyses the attachment of an amino acid to its cognate transfer RNA molecule in a highly specific two-step reaction. This protein differs widely in size and oligomeric state, and has a limited sequence homology.[1]

The 20 aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are divided into two classes, I and II. Class I aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases contain a characteristic Rossman fold catalytic domain and are mostly monomeric.[2] Class II aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases share an anti-parallel beta-sheet fold flanked by alpha-helices,[3] and are mostly dimeric or multimeric, containing at least three conserved regions.[4][5][6] However, tRNA binding involves an alpha-helical structure that is conserved between class I and class II synthetases. In reactions catalysed by the class I aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, the aminoacyl group is coupled to the 2'-hydroxyl of the tRNA, while, in class II reactions, the 3'-hydroxyl site is preferred. The synthetases specific for arginine, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, isoleucine, leucine, methionine, tyrosine, tryptophan and valine belong to class I synthetases; these synthetases are further divided into three subclasses, a, b and c, according to sequence homology. The synthetases specific for alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glycine, histidine, lysine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, and threonine belong to class-II synthetases.[7]

Human proteins containing this domain[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delarue M, Moras D, Poch O, Eriani G, Gangloff J (1990). "Partition of tRNA synthetases into two classes based on mutually exclusive sets of sequence motifs". Nature 347 (6289): 203–206. doi:10.1038/347203a0. PMID 2203971. 
  2. ^ Moras D, Konno M, Shimada A, Nureki O, Tateno M, Yokoyama S, Sugiura I, Ugaji-Yoshikawa Y, Kuwabara S, Lorber B, Giege R (2000). "The 2.0 A crystal structure of Thermus thermophilus methionyl-tRNA synthetase reveals two RNA-binding modules". Structure 8 (2): 197–208. doi:10.1016/S0969-2126(00)00095-2. PMID 10673435. 
  3. ^ Perona JJ, Steitz TA, Rould MA (1993). "Structural basis for transfer RNA aminoacylation by Escherichia coli glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase". Biochemistry 32 (34): 8758–8771. doi:10.1021/bi00085a006. PMID 8364025. 
  4. ^ Delarue M, Moras D (1993). "The aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase family: modules at work". Bioessays 15 (10): 675–687. doi:10.1002/bies.950151007. PMID 8274143. 
  5. ^ Schimmel P (1991). "Classes of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases and the establishment of the genetic code". Trends Biochem. Sci. 16 (1): 1–3. doi:10.1016/0968-0004(91)90002-D. PMID 2053131. 
  6. ^ Cusack S, Leberman R, Hartlein M (1991). "Sequence, structural and evolutionary relationships between class 2 aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases". Nucleic Acids Res. 19 (13): 3489–3498. doi:10.1093/nar/19.13.3489. PMC 328370. PMID 1852601. 
  7. ^ Bairoch A (2004). List of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases. pp. –. 

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InterPro entry IPR004364

The aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (EC) catalyse the attachment of an amino acid to its cognate transfer RNA molecule in a highly specific two-step reaction. These proteins differ widely in size and oligomeric state, and have limited sequence homology [PUBMED:2203971]. The 20 aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are divided into two classes, I and II. Class I aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases contain a characteristic Rossman fold catalytic domain and are mostly monomeric [PUBMED:10673435]. Class II aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases share an anti-parallel beta-sheet fold flanked by alpha-helices [PUBMED:8364025], and are mostly dimeric or multimeric, containing at least three conserved regions [PUBMED:8274143, PUBMED:2053131, PUBMED:1852601]. However, tRNA binding involves an alpha-helical structure that is conserved between class I and class II synthetases. In reactions catalysed by the class I aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, the aminoacyl group is coupled to the 2'-hydroxyl of the tRNA, while, in class II reactions, the 3'-hydroxyl site is preferred. The synthetases specific for arginine, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, isoleucine, leucine, methionine, tyrosine, tryptophan and valine belong to class I synthetases. The synthetases specific for alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glycine, histidine, lysine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, and threonine belong to class-II synthetases [PUBMED:]. Based on their mode of binding to the tRNA acceptor stem, both classes of tRNA synthetases have been subdivided into three subclasses, designated 1a, 1b, 1c and 2a, 2b, 2c.

This entry includes the asparagine, aspartic acid and lysine tRNA synthetases.

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Pfam Clan

This family is a member of clan tRNA_synt_II (CL0040), which has the following description:

Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are key components of the protein translation machinery that catalyse two basic reactions. First, the activation of amino acids via the formation of aminoacyl adenylates and second, linking the activated amino acid to the cognate tRNAs. The aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases generate AMP as the second end product of this reaction, which differentiates them from the majority of ATP-dependent enzymes that produce ADP. In addition, there is a specific aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases for each of the 20 amino acids and there are two structurally distinct classes of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, each encompassing 10 different specificities. The two classes have alternative modes of aminoacylation: class I aminoacylate the 2'OH of the cognate tRNA; class II aminoacylate 3'OH (with the exception of PheRS). Each class contain a conserved core domain that is involved in ATP binding and hydrolysis and combines with additional domains that determine the specificity of interactions with the cognate amino acid and tRNA. The class II core domain consist of a mixed-beta sheet, similar to that found in the biotin synthetases, hence why this family has also been included in this clan. The core domain contains three modestly conserved motifs that are responsible for ATP binding. The class II aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases can contain additional nested domains, found inserted in the loops of the core domain [1] (and reference therein).

The clan contains the following 9 members:

AsnA BPL_LplA_LipB DUF544 tRNA-synt_2 tRNA-synt_2b tRNA-synt_2c tRNA-synt_2d tRNA-synt_2e tRNA-synt_His

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Seed source: Prosite
Previous IDs: none
Type: Family
Author: Bateman A, Sonnhammer ELL
Number in seed: 107
Number in full: 16099
Average length of the domain: 357.10 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 28 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 69.99 %

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Parameter Sequence Domain
Gathering cut-off 19.9 19.9
Trusted cut-off 19.9 19.9
Noise cut-off 19.8 19.8
Model length: 335
Family (HMM) version: 15
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tRNA-synt_2 GAD tRNA_anti-codon

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