Summary: Nicotianamine synthase protein
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Nicotianamine synthase EC:220.127.116.11 catalyses the trimerisation of S-adenosylmethionine to yield one molecule of nicotianamine. Nicotianamine has an important role in plant iron uptake mechanisms. Plants adopt two strategies (termed I and II) of iron acquisition. Strategy I is adopted by all higher plants except graminaceous plants, which adopt strategy II [1,2]. In strategy I plants, the role of nicotianamine is not fully determined: possible roles include the formation of more stable complexes with ferrous than with ferric ion, which might serve as a sensor of the physiological status of iron within a plant, or which might be involved in the transport of iron . In strategy II (graminaceous) plants, nicotianamine is the key intermediate (and nicotianamine synthase the key enzyme) in the synthesis of the mugineic family (the only known family in plants) of phytosiderophores. Phytosiderophores are iron chelators whose secretion by the roots is greatly increased in instances of iron deficiency . The 3D structures of five example NAS from Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus reveal the monomer to consist of a five-helical bundle N-terminal domain on top of a classic Rossmann fold C-terminal domain. The N-terminal domain is unique to the NAS family, whereas the C-terminal domain is homologous to the class I family of SAM-dependent methyltransferases. An active site is created at the interface of the two domains, at the rim of a large cavity that corresponds to the nucleotide binding site such as is found in other proteins adopting a Rossmann fold .
Ling HQ, Koch G, Baumlein H, Ganal MW; , Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1999;96:7098-7103.: Map-based cloning of chloronerva, a gene involved in iron uptake of higher plants encoding nicotianamine synthase. PUBMED:10359845 EPMC:10359845
Higuchi K, Suzuki K, Nakanishi H, Yamaguchi H, Nishizawa NK, Mori S; , Plant Physiol 1999;119:471-480.: Cloning of nicotianamine synthase genes, novel genes involved in the biosynthesis of phytosiderophores. PUBMED:9952442 EPMC:9952442
Dreyfus C, Lemaire D, Mari S, Pignol D, Arnoux P;, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:16180-16184.: Crystallographic snapshots of iterative substrate translocations during nicotianamine synthesis in Archaea. PUBMED:19805277 EPMC:19805277
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|SCOOP:||AlaDh_PNT_C CheR Methyltransf_11 Methyltransf_12 Methyltransf_23 Methyltransf_25 Methyltransf_31 MTS PCMT Ribosomal_S6|
|Similarity to PfamA using HHSearch:||Methyltransf_12 Methyltransf_25 Methyltransf_31|
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InterPro entry IPR004298
Nicotianamine synthase EC catalyzes the trimerization of S-adenosylmethionine to yield one molecule of nicotianamine. Nicotianamine has an important role in plant iron uptake mechanisms. Plants adopt two strategies (termed I and II) of iron acquisition. Strategy I is adopted by all higher plants except graminaceous plants, which adopt strategy II [ PUBMED:10359845 , PUBMED:9952442 ]. In strategy I plants, the role of nicotianamine is not fully determined: possible roles include the formation of more stable complexes with ferrous than with ferric ion, which might serve as a sensor of the physiological status of iron within a plant, or which might be involved in the transport of iron [ PUBMED:10359845 ]. In strategy II (graminaceous) plants, nicotianamine is the key intermediate (and nicotianamine synthase the key enzyme) in the synthesis of the mugineic family (the only known family in plants) of phytosiderophores. Phytosiderophores are iron chelators whose secretion by the roots is greatly increased in instances of iron deficiency [ PUBMED:9952442 ].
The 3D structures of five example NAS from Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus reveal the monomer to consist of a five-helical bundle N-terminal domain on top of a classic Rossmann fold C-terminal domain. The N-terminal domain is unique to the NAS family, whereas the C-terminal domain is homologous to the class I family of SAM-dependent methyltransferases. An active site is created at the interface of the two domains, at the rim of a large cavity that corresponds to the nucleotide binding site such as is found in other proteins adopting a Rossmann fold [ PUBMED:19805277 ].
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|Molecular function||nicotianamine synthase activity (GO:0030410)|
|Biological process||nicotianamine biosynthetic process (GO:0030418)|
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A class of redox enzymes are two domain proteins. One domain, termed the catalytic domain, confers substrate specificity and the precise reaction of the enzyme. The other domain, which is common to this class of redox enzymes, is a Rossmann-fold domain. The Rossmann domain binds nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and it is this cofactor that reversibly accepts a hydride ion, which is lost or gained by the substrate in the redox reaction. Rossmann domains have an alpha/beta fold, which has a central beta sheet, with approximately five alpha helices found surrounding the beta sheet.The strands forming the beta sheet are found in the following characteristic order 654123. The inter sheet crossover of the stands in the sheet form the NAD+ binding site . In some more distantly relate Rossmann domains the NAD+ cofactor is replaced by the functionally similar cofactor FAD.
The clan contains the following 209 members:2-Hacid_dh_C 3Beta_HSD 3HCDH_N 3HCDH_RFF adh_short adh_short_C2 ADH_zinc_N ADH_zinc_N_2 AdoHcyase_NAD AdoMet_MTase AlaDh_PNT_C Amino_oxidase ApbA AviRa B12-binding Bac_GDH Bin3 Bmt2 BMT5-like BpsA_C CARME CbiJ CheR CMAS CmcI CoA_binding CoA_binding_2 CoA_binding_3 Cons_hypoth95 CoV_ExoN CoV_Methyltr_2 DAO DapB_N DFP DNA_methylase DOT1 DRE2_N DREV DUF1442 DUF1611_N DUF166 DUF1776 DUF268 DUF2855 DUF3410 DUF364 DUF5129 DUF5130 DUF6094 DUF938 DXP_reductoisom DXPR_C Eco57I ELFV_dehydrog Eno-Rase_FAD_bd Eno-Rase_NADH_b Enoyl_reductase Epimerase F420_oxidored FAD_binding_2 FAD_binding_3 FAD_oxidored Fibrillarin FMO-like FmrO FtsJ fvmX7 G6PD_N GCD14 GDI GDP_Man_Dehyd GFO_IDH_MocA GIDA GidB GLF Glu_dehyd_C Glyco_hydro_4 Glyco_tran_WecG GMC_oxred_N Gp_dh_N GRAS GRDA HcgC HI0933_like HIM1 IlvN ISPD_C KR LCM Ldh_1_N LpxI_N Lycopene_cycl Lys_Orn_oxgnase Malic_M Mannitol_dh MCRA Met_10 Methyltr_RsmB-F Methyltr_RsmF_N Methyltrans_Mon Methyltrans_SAM Methyltransf_10 Methyltransf_11 Methyltransf_12 Methyltransf_14 Methyltransf_15 Methyltransf_16 Methyltransf_17 Methyltransf_18 Methyltransf_19 Methyltransf_2 Methyltransf_20 Methyltransf_21 Methyltransf_22 Methyltransf_23 Methyltransf_24 Methyltransf_25 Methyltransf_28 Methyltransf_29 Methyltransf_3 Methyltransf_30 Methyltransf_31 Methyltransf_32 Methyltransf_33 Methyltransf_34 Methyltransf_4 Methyltransf_5 Methyltransf_7 Methyltransf_8 Methyltransf_9 Methyltransf_PK MethyltransfD12 MetW Mg-por_mtran_C MmeI_Mtase MOLO1 Mqo MT-A70 MTS Mur_ligase N6-adenineMlase N6_Mtase N6_N4_Mtase NAD_binding_10 NAD_binding_2 NAD_binding_3 NAD_binding_4 NAD_binding_5 NAD_binding_7 NAD_binding_8 NAD_binding_9 NAD_Gly3P_dh_N NAS NmrA NNMT_PNMT_TEMT NodS OCD_Mu_crystall OpcA_G6PD_assem Orbi_VP4 PALP PARP_regulatory PCMT PDH_N PglD_N Polysacc_syn_2C Polysacc_synt_2 Pox_MCEL Pox_mRNA-cap Prenylcys_lyase PrmA PRMT5 Pyr_redox Pyr_redox_2 Pyr_redox_3 Reovirus_L2 RmlD_sub_bind Rossmann-like rRNA_methylase RrnaAD Rsm22 RsmJ Sacchrp_dh_NADP SAM_MT SE Semialdhyde_dh Shikimate_DH Spermine_synth SRR1 TehB THF_DHG_CYH_C Thi4 ThiF TPM_phosphatase TPMT TrkA_N TRM TRM13 TrmK tRNA_U5-meth_tr Trp_halogenase TylF Ubie_methyltran UDPG_MGDP_dh_N UPF0020 UPF0146 Urocanase V_cholerae_RfbT XdhC_C YjeF_N
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|Seed source:||Pfam-B_2173 (release 6.4)|
|Number in seed:||12|
|Number in full:||1047|
|Average length of the domain:||243.5 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||39 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||84.33 %|
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