|Gene:||thrS||Accession Numbers: EG11001 (MetaCyc), b1719, ECK1717|
Species: Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655
Threonyl-tRNA synthetase (ThrRS) is a member of the family of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, which interpret the genetic code by covalently linking amino acids to their specific tRNA molecules. The reaction is driven by ATP hydrolysis. ThrRS belongs to the Class II aminoacyl tRNA synthetases, which share three regions of homology [Eriani90, Cusack91].
Specificity determinants within tRNAThr that are important for recognition by ThrRS have been identified [Theobald88, Schulman90, Hasegawa92]. Specificity determinants within ThrRS have been investigated and support an induced fit model for the adenylation reaction [Bovee03]. The N-terminal domain contains an editing function that is able to deacylate mischarged Ser-tRNAThr [DockBregeon00, DockBregeon04]. A zinc ion at the active site is used to discriminate against valine at the activation step [Sankaranarayana00]. Mutations in the zinc binding site inactivate the enzymatic function of ThrRS, but not its regulatory function, leading to a dominant negative phenotype when overexpressed in wild-type [Caillet07].
Threonyl-tRNA synthetase represses its own expression at the translational level [Lestienne84, Springer85, Butler86]. Mutations that affect autoregulation map to a region between the transcription start site and the start of the thrS open reading frame; the site has sequence and structural similarity to parts of tRNAThr [Springer86, Moine88, Springer88]. ThrRS interacts with both an anticodon- and an acceptor-like structure in the mRNA leader region [Romby90, Brunel92, Brunel93, Bedouelle93].
Defects in the regulatory and aminoacylation functions in ThrRS are correlated, suggesting that the enzyme recognizes its mRNA and tRNA ligands in analogous ways [Springer89]; however, one ThrRS dimer binds only one operator region, but each of the two ThrRS subunits binds one tRNAThr [Romby96]. A change in the leader region according to tRNA identity rules to resemble the tRNAMet anticodon leads to translational regulation of ThrRS by MetRS [Graffe92]. tRNAThr acts as an antirepressor [Moine90], and the operator site of the mRNA acts as a competitive inhibitor of tRNAThr aminoacylation [Romby92].
Binding of ThrRS to its mRNA target sites prevents the ribosome from binding and initiating translation [Moine90a]. Competition between ThrRS and the ribosome for binding to the mRNA can be explained by steric hindrance [Sacerdot98]. The catalytic C-terminal domain of ThrRS is responsible for operator binding, while the N-terminal domain of ThrRS is responsible for competition with the ribosome [Caillet03].
ThrRS is a dimer in solution [Hennecke77]. Crystal structures of ThrRS in various conformations have been determined, elucidating the role of the zinc ion in the active site, the nature of the editing domain, and the structural basis for translational control [Sankaranarayana99, Sankaranarayana00, TorresLarios02, DockBregeon04].
ThrRS is under growth rate-dependent control which acts at the level of translation and requires feedback regulation by ThrRS [Comer96].
thrS is essential for growth [Baba06].
|Map Position: [1,798,666 <- 1,800,594]|
Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 74.014 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 76 kD (experimental) [Hennecke77 ]
Molecular Weight of Multimer: 150 kD (experimental) [Hennecke77]
Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0005736 , CGSC:108 , DIP:DIP-35823N , EchoBASE:EB0994 , EcoGene:EG11001 , EcoliWiki:b1719 , Mint:MINT-1229097 , ModBase:P0A8M3 , OU-Microarray:b1719 , PortEco:thrS , PR:PRO_000024069 , Pride:P0A8M3 , Protein Model Portal:P0A8M3 , RefSeq:NP_416234 , RegulonDB:EG11001 , SMR:P0A8M3 , String:511145.b1719 , UniProt:P0A8M3
Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR002314 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR002320 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR004095 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR004154 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006195 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR012675 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR012676 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR012947 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR018163 , PDB:Structure:1EVK , PDB:Structure:1EVL , PDB:Structure:1FYF , PDB:Structure:1KOG , PDB:Structure:1QF6 , PDB:Structure:1TJE , PDB:Structure:1TKE , PDB:Structure:1TKG , PDB:Structure:1TKY , PDB:Structure:4HWO , PDB:Structure:4HWP , PDB:Structure:4HWR , PDB:Structure:4HWS , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00587 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF02824 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF03129 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF07973 , Prints:IN-FAMILY:PR01047 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS50862 , Smart:IN-FAMILY:SM00863
|Biological Process:||GO:0006418 - tRNA aminoacylation for protein translation
GO:0006435 - threonyl-tRNA aminoacylation [GOA06, GOA01a, Hennecke77, Springer89]
GO:0043039 - tRNA aminoacylation [GOA01a, Hennecke77]
GO:0045947 - negative regulation of translational initiation [Springer85]
GO:0006412 - translation [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0006417 - regulation of translation [UniProtGOA11a]
|Molecular Function:||GO:0000900 - translation repressor activity, nucleic acid binding
GO:0003723 - RNA binding [UniProtGOA11a, Sankaranarayana99]
GO:0004829 - threonine-tRNA ligase activity [GOA06, GOA01, GOA01a, Hennecke77, Springer89]
GO:0005515 - protein binding [Sankaranarayana99, Butland05]
GO:0005524 - ATP binding [UniProtGOA11a, GOA06, GOA01a, Sankaranarayana99]
GO:0008144 - drug binding [Hennecke77]
GO:0008270 - zinc ion binding [Sankaranarayana99]
GO:0016876 - ligase activity, forming aminoacyl-tRNA and related compounds [GOA01a, Hennecke77]
GO:0000166 - nucleotide binding [UniProtGOA11a, GOA01a]
GO:0004812 - aminoacyl-tRNA ligase activity [UniProtGOA11a, GOA01a]
GO:0016874 - ligase activity [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0046872 - metal ion binding [UniProtGOA11a]
|Cellular Component:||GO:0005737 - cytoplasm
[UniProtGOA11, UniProtGOA11a, GOA06, GOA01a, Hennecke77]
GO:0005829 - cytosol [DiazMejia09, Ishihama08]
|MultiFun Terms:||information transfer → protein related → amino acid -activation|
|regulation → type of regulation → posttranscriptional → translation attenuation and efficiency|
Enzymatic reaction of: threonyl-tRNA synthetase
EC Number: 188.8.131.52
The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.
The reaction is physiologically favored in the direction shown.
In Pathways: tRNA charging
|Feature Class||Location||Common Name||Attached Group||Citations||Comment||State|
|Protein-Segment||243 -> 534|
|Metal-Binding-Site||334, 385, 511||Zn2+ binding site||Zn2+|
10/20/97 Gene b1719 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG11001; confirmed by SwissProt match.
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