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new type of nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase

| posted 23 Aug, 2018 18:10
Annotation of phage Gilgamesh, gene 43 (27658-28101) in PECAAN. This prediction shows 99.4% prob, with ~90% query and subject coverage HHPRED hit to MutT/NUDIX type nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase. There is an approved term for "MazG-like nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase". According to this paper (The Journal of Biological Chemistry 286, 30691-30705) the nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolases fall into

"structurally different superfamilies, such as the MutT-related hydrolases (Nudix) (α + β), dUTPase (all-β), dITPase (Maf/HAM1) (α/β), all-α-NTP pyrophosphatases (MazG), and phospho-ribosyl-ATP pyrophosphatase (HisE)."
The MazG type are a superfamily made up of all alpha helices as can been seen in this PDB crystal structure of the eponymous MazG protein 3CRA. The MutT (also called Nudix type) show a kind of sandwich with a beta sheet between alpha helices like 4KYX

I would propose adding either "MutT-like nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase" to keep a parallel structure to the other entry or just have a generic "nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase" at the bottom of the list for those enzymes that are not in the MazG superfamily.
Edited 23 Aug, 2018 18:11
| posted 23 Aug, 2018 18:13
sounds good. I'll add both.
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