Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Enzyme: AlkB repair system for alkylated DNA and RNA

Gene: alkB Accession Numbers: EG10037 (EcoCyc), b2212, ECK2204

Synonyms: aidD

Regulation Summary Diagram: ?

Regulation summary diagram for alkB

AlkB is a Fe(II)-containing, 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase involved in the adaptive DNA-repair response of E. coli to alkylating agents. AlkB catalyzes repair of DNA lesions caused by SN2 alkylating compounds which affect N1 of purines and N3 of pyrimidines, in contrast to lesions caused by SN1 alkylating compounds or ionizing radiation [Dinglay00]. AlkB preferentially binds to and repairs alkylation lesions in single-stranded DNA over double-stranded DNA, suggesting that AlkB repair activity may be specific for the single-stranded DNA present during transcription and DNA replication (when base excision repair would not work) [Dinglay00, Falnes04, Yi09]. AlkB also catalyzes repair of alkylated RNA [Aas03, Ougland04, Vagbo13]. AlkB is unable to repair single, alkylated nucleosides or bases as efficiently as oligomers [Welford03] unless they are 5'-phosphorylated [Koivisto03].

Overproduction and purification of the protein is described leading to analysis of substrate binding and enzyme assays [Kondo86, Mishina04, Sedgwick06]. alkB mutants are susceptible to the toxicity and mutagenicity of alkylation lesions [Delaney04, Sedgwick06]. Mutation analysis shows AlkB is also responsible for eliminating exocylic base adducts induced by 2-chloroacetaldehyde [Kim07a]. An alkB mutant exhibits increased sensitivity to methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) and a defect in repair of MMS-treated phage, compared to wild type, but shows wild-type sensitivity to UV irradiation and a wild-type response to N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) [Kataoka83, Nieminuszczy06]. The BS23 mutation results in deletion of the ada-alkB operon [Rebeck88]. The aidD6::Mu d1 (bla lac) mutation disrupts the alkB gene [Volkert91]. An alkB mutant does not exhibit defects in repair of apyrimidinic and apurinic DNA site lesions or crosslinks that occur at such lesions [Dinglay98]. An alkB mutant does not exhibit sensitivity to the DNA minor groove alkylating agent MeOSO2-(CH2)2-Lex [Dinglay98]. Mutation of alkB does not affect enhancement by o-vanillin of MNNG mutagenesis in E. coli B [Watanabe90] nor does it affect the UVM (UV modulation of mutagenesis) effect [Wang95b].

Crystal structures of substrate and product complexes of AlkB have been determined [Yu06a, Yu09a] and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy shows that these complexes have significantly different dynamic properties in solution [Bleijlevens08]. The Fe(II) cofactor of AlkB has been replaced with Cu(II) in a study probing the active site of the enzyme [Bleijlevens07]. AlkB-dsDNA complexes containing 3-methyl cytosine, 3-methyl thymine or a cyclic adduct have been crystallised and the structures resolved to high resolution [Yi10].

Regulation has been described [Kondo86, Vasileva99]. Gene expression is activated by self-methylation of the Ada protein upon interaction with alkylated DNA [Teo86]. Gene expression is induced by the alkylating agents MMS [Volkert86], MNNG [Volkert86, Fram88], streptozotocin (STZ), and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) [Fram88]. Methylation is a more effective inducer than some other types of alkylation [Volkert89]. Gene expression is not induced by heat shock [Fabisiewicz92], pH changes, thiosalicyclic acid, or N-ethylmaleimide treatment [Smirnova94].

AlkB has 23% identity to human ABH protein [Wei96] and similarity to human ABH2 and ABH3 [Duncan02]. AlkB has 42% identity to Caulobacter crescentus AlkB [Colombi97]. AlkB is a member of the iron-dependent, 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase protein family [Trewick02, Falnes02]. Expression of ada and alkB genes in human cells increases the cellular resistance to alkylation [Samson86]. Expression of alkB alone in human cells increases resistance specifically to SN2 alkylation compounds but not to SN1 alkylation compounds, the same spectrum of resistance that AlkB provides in E. coli [Chen94a]. Expression of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae YFW1, YFW12, or YFW16 gene functionally complements the MMS resistance of an E. coli alkB mutant [Wei95].

Reviews: [Volkert88, Sedgwick02, Jiricny02, Margison02, Begley03, Begley03a, Falnes03, Sedgwick04, Drablos04, Falnes05, Janion06, Mishina06, Falnes07].

AidD: "alkylation-inducible" [Volkert86].

Citations: [Nieminuszczy06a, Shivarattan05, Welford05, Henshaw04, Mishina04a, Mishina03]

Locations: cytosol

Map Position: [2,306,713 <- 2,307,363] (49.72 centisomes, 179°)
Length: 651 bp / 216 aa

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 24.076 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 27 kD (experimental) [Kataoka85 ]

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0007308 , CGSC:18544 , DIP:DIP-9085N , EchoBASE:EB0036 , EcoGene:EG10037 , EcoliWiki:b2212 , Mint:MINT-1258339 , OU-Microarray:b2212 , PDB:3O1M , PDB:3O1O , PDB:3O1P , PDB:3O1R , PDB:3O1S , PDB:3O1T , PDB:3O1U , PDB:3O1V , PortEco:alkB , PR:PRO_000022078 , Protein Model Portal:P05050 , RefSeq:NP_416716 , RegulonDB:EG10037 , SMR:P05050 , String:511145.b2212 , Swiss-Model:P05050 , UniProt:P05050

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR004574 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR005123 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR027450 , PDB:Structure:2FD8 , PDB:Structure:2FDF , PDB:Structure:2FDG , PDB:Structure:2FDH , PDB:Structure:2FDI , PDB:Structure:2FDJ , PDB:Structure:2FDK , PDB:Structure:3BI3 , PDB:Structure:3BIE , PDB:Structure:3BKZ , PDB:Structure:3I2O , PDB:Structure:3I3M , PDB:Structure:3I3Q , PDB:Structure:3I49 , PDB:Structure:3KHB , PDB:Structure:3KHC , PDB:Structure:3T3Y , PDB:Structure:3T4H , PDB:Structure:3T4V , PDB:Structure:4JHT , PDB:Structure:4NID , PDB:Structure:4NIG , PDB:Structure:4NIH , PDB:Structure:4NII , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF13532 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS51471

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Genetic Regulation Schematic: ?

Genetic regulation schematic for alkB

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0006281 - DNA repair Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA01a, Kataoka83]
GO:0006307 - DNA dealkylation involved in DNA repair Inferred from experiment [Yu06a, Aas03, Trewick02]
GO:0035552 - oxidative single-stranded DNA demethylation Inferred from experiment [Aas03]
GO:0035553 - oxidative single-stranded RNA demethylation Inferred from experiment [Aas03]
GO:0042245 - RNA repair Inferred from experiment [Aas03]
GO:0070989 - oxidative demethylation Inferred from experiment [Yu06a, Falnes02]
GO:0080111 - DNA demethylation Inferred from experiment [Yu06a]
GO:0006974 - cellular response to DNA damage stimulus Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0055114 - oxidation-reduction process Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA01a]
Molecular Function: GO:0008198 - ferrous iron binding Inferred from experiment [Yu06a, Trewick02]
GO:0035515 - oxidative RNA demethylase activity Inferred from experiment [Aas03]
GO:0043734 - DNA-N1-methyladenine dioxygenase activity Inferred from experiment [Yi10, Yu06a, Aas03]
GO:0051213 - dioxygenase activity Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, Trewick02]
GO:0051747 - cytosine C-5 DNA demethylase activity Inferred from experiment [Yu06a]
GO:0016491 - oxidoreductase activity Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0016706 - oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen, 2-oxoglutarate as one donor, and incorporation of one atom each of oxygen into both donors Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0046872 - metal ion binding Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
Cellular Component: GO:0005737 - cytoplasm
GO:0005829 - cytosol

MultiFun Terms: information transfer DNA related DNA repair

Essentiality data for alkB knockouts: ?

Growth Medium Growth? T (°C) O2 pH Osm/L Growth Observations
LB enriched Yes 37 Aerobic 6.95   Yes [Gerdes03, Comment 1]
LB Lennox Yes 37 Aerobic 7   Yes [Baba06, Comment 2]
M9 medium with 1% glycerol Yes 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.35 Yes [Joyce06, Comment 3]
MOPS medium with 0.4% glucose Yes 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.22 Yes [Baba06, Comment 2]

Last-Curated ? 12-May-2008 by Johnson A , JCVI

Enzymatic reaction of: DNA oxidative demethylase (AlkB repair system for alkylated DNA and RNA)

EC Number:

a methylated nucleobase within DNA + 2-oxoglutarate + oxygen <=> a nucleobase within DNA + CO2 + formaldehyde + succinate

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.

Enzymatic reaction of: 1-ethyladenine demethylase (AlkB repair system for alkylated DNA and RNA)

EC Number:

1-ethyladenine + 2-oxoglutarate + oxygen <=> adenine + CO2 + acetaldehyde + succinate

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.

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: Fe2+ [Duncan02]

Enzymatic reaction of: N3-methylcytosine demethylase (AlkB repair system for alkylated DNA and RNA)

EC Number:

N3-methylcytosine + 2-oxoglutarate + oxygen <=> cytosine + CO2 + formaldehyde + succinate + H+

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.

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: Fe2+ [Trewick02]

Enzymatic reaction of: N1-methyladenine demethylase (AlkB repair system for alkylated DNA and RNA)

EC Number:

N1-methyladenine + 2-oxoglutarate + oxygen <=> adenine + CO2 + formaldehyde + succinate

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.

Alternative Substrates for N1-methyladenine: N3-methylthymine [Koivisto04 , Delaney04 , Falnes04a ] , N1-methylguanine [Koivisto04 , Delaney04 , Falnes04a ] , 3-ethylcytosine [Delaney05 , Mishina05 ] , 1-N6-ethanoadenine [Delaney04 ] , N3-propylcytosine [Koivisto03 ] , N1-propyladenine [Koivisto03 ] , N3-hydroxyethylcytosine [Koivisto03 ] , N3-hydroxypropylcytosine [Koivisto03 ] , N1-hydroxyethyladenine [Koivisto03 ] , N1-hydroxypropyladenine [Koivisto03 ] , 3-N4-ethenocytosine [Delaney05 ] , 1-ethyladenine [Duncan02 ] , N3-methylcytosine [Falnes02 , Trewick02 ]

AlkB-mediated repair involves hydroxylation of a alkylation lesion coupled to decarboxylation of 2-oxoglutarate, an unusual repair mechanism that regenerates the intact, unmethylated base and releases the alkyl group as an aldehyde in a process called oxidative dealkylation [Trewick02, Falnes02].

The kinetics of this reaction have been studied using a fluorescence-based assay with the lesion incorporated into single- and double-stranded DNA [Roy07]. The kcat (min-1) and Km (μM) for the N1-methyladenine single-stranded DNA lesion are 3.7 and 5.4, respectively, and for the double-stranded lesion are 3.1 and 6.2, respectively [Roy07]. The kcat (min-1) and Km (μM) for the N3-methylcytosine single-stranded DNA lesion are 2.2 and 3.4, respectively, and for the double-stranded lesion are 3.3 and 9.3, respectively [Roy07].

AlkB is also able to repair 1-N6-ethanoadenine leaving a ring-opened aldehyde product [Frick07], as well as 1-N6-ethenoadenine [Delaney05, Mishina05] and 3-N4-ethenocytosine in another process containing epoxide and glycol intermediates with the final release of the unmodified base and glyoxal [Delaney05]. Intermediates of the repair reactions have been characterised after 'oxidation in crystallo' [Yi10].

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: Fe2+ [Falnes02, Trewick02]

Inhibitors (Unknown Mechanism): 2-mercaptoglutarate [Welford03] , quercetin [Welford03]

Sequence Features

Protein sequence of AlkB repair system for alkylated DNA and RNA with features indicated

Feature Class Location Citations Comment
Mutagenesis-Variant 51
[Holland10, UniProt12b]
UniProt: Slighly reduced activity towards single-stranded DNA containing 1- methyladenine. Reduces affinity for undamaged DNA.
Amino-Acid-Sites-That-Bind 69
[Holland10, Yu06a, UniProt15]
UniProt: Substrate.
Mutagenesis-Variant 69
[Holland10, UniProt12b]
UniProt: Abolishes activity towards single- stranded DNA containing 1-methyladenine.
Mutagenesis-Variant 76
[Holland10, UniProt12b]
UniProt: Reduces affinity for damaged DNA and activity towards single-stranded DNA containing 1-methyladenine.
Protein-Segment 76 -> 78
UniProt: Substrate binding; Sequence Annotation Type: region of interest;
Conserved-Region 113 -> 213
UniProt: Fe2OG dioxygenase;
Protein-Segment 120 -> 122
UniProt: Alpha-ketoglutarate binding; Sequence Annotation Type: region of interest;
Metal-Binding-Site 131
[Yu06a, UniProt15]
UniProt: Iron; catalytic.
Metal-Binding-Site 133
[Yu06a, UniProt15]
UniProt: Iron; catalytic.
Amino-Acid-Sites-That-Bind 135
[Holland10, Yu06a, UniProt15]
UniProt: Substrate.
Mutagenesis-Variant 135
[Holland10, UniProt12b]
UniProt: Abolishes activity towards single- stranded DNA containing 1-methyladenine. Alters substrate specificity, so that the enzyme gains activity towards single- stranded DNA containing 1-methylguanine.
Amino-Acid-Sites-That-Bind 161
[Holland10, Yu06a, UniProt15]
UniProt: Substrate.
Mutagenesis-Variant 161
[Holland10, UniProt12b]
UniProt: No effect on enzyme activity. Decreases affinity for damaged DNA.
Metal-Binding-Site 187
[Yu06a, UniProt15]
UniProt: Iron; catalytic.
Protein-Segment 204 -> 210
UniProt: Alpha-ketoglutarate binding; Sequence Annotation Type: region of interest;

Gene Local Context (not to scale): ?

Gene local context diagram

Transcription Units:

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram


10/20/97 Gene b2212 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG10037; confirmed by SwissProt match.


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Fabisiewicz92: Fabisiewicz A, Janion C (1992). "Effect of heat shock on expression of proteins not involved in the heat-shock regulon." Eur J Biochem 209(2);549-53. PMID: 1425661

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Falnes03: Falnes PO, Rognes T (2003). "DNA repair by bacterial AlkB proteins." Res Microbiol 154(8);531-8. PMID: 14527653

Falnes04: Falnes PO, Bjoras M, Aas PA, Sundheim O, Seeberg E (2004). "Substrate specificities of bacterial and human AlkB proteins." Nucleic Acids Res 32(11);3456-61. PMID: 15229293

Falnes04a: Falnes PO (2004). "Repair of 3-methylthymine and 1-methylguanine lesions by bacterial and human AlkB proteins." Nucleic Acids Res 32(21);6260-7. PMID: 15576352

Falnes05: Falnes PO (2005). "RNA repair--the latest addition to the toolbox for macromolecular maintenance." RNA Biol 2(1);14-6. PMID: 17132930

Falnes07: Falnes PO, Klungland A, Alseth I (2007). "Repair of methyl lesions in DNA and RNA by oxidative demethylation." Neuroscience 145(4);1222-32. PMID: 17175108

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Frick07: Frick LE, Delaney JC, Wong C, Drennan CL, Essigmann JM (2007). "Alleviation of 1,N6-ethanoadenine genotoxicity by the Escherichia coli adaptive response protein AlkB." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(3);755-60. PMID: 17213319

Gerdes03: Gerdes SY, Scholle MD, Campbell JW, Balazsi G, Ravasz E, Daugherty MD, Somera AL, Kyrpides NC, Anderson I, Gelfand MS, Bhattacharya A, Kapatral V, D'Souza M, Baev MV, Grechkin Y, Mseeh F, Fonstein MY, Overbeek R, Barabasi AL, Oltvai ZN, Osterman AL (2003). "Experimental determination and system level analysis of essential genes in Escherichia coli MG1655." J Bacteriol 185(19);5673-84. PMID: 13129938

GOA01a: GOA, DDB, FB, MGI, ZFIN (2001). "Gene Ontology annotation through association of InterPro records with GO terms."

Henshaw04: Henshaw TF, Feig M, Hausinger RP (2004). "Aberrant activity of the DNA repair enzyme AlkB." J Inorg Biochem 98(5);856-61. PMID: 15134932

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Kim07a: Kim MY, Zhou X, Delaney JC, Taghizadeh K, Dedon PC, Essigmann JM, Wogan GN (2007). "AlkB influences the chloroacetaldehyde-induced mutation spectra and toxicity in the pSP189 supF shuttle vector." Chem Res Toxicol 20(8);1075-83. PMID: 17658757

Koivisto03: Koivisto P, Duncan T, Lindahl T, Sedgwick B (2003). "Minimal methylated substrate and extended substrate range of Escherichia coli AlkB protein, a 1-methyladenine-DNA dioxygenase." J Biol Chem 278(45);44348-54. PMID: 12944387

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Rebeck88: Rebeck GW, Coons S, Carroll P, Samson L (1988). "A second DNA methyltransferase repair enzyme in Escherichia coli." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 85(9);3039-43. PMID: 3283737

Roy07: Roy TW, Bhagwat AS (2007). "Kinetic studies of Escherichia coli AlkB using a new fluorescence-based assay for DNA demethylation." Nucleic Acids Res 35(21);e147. PMID: 18003660

Samson86: Samson L, Derfler B, Waldstein EA (1986). "Suppression of human DNA alkylation-repair defects by Escherichia coli DNA-repair genes." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 83(15);5607-10. PMID: 3526337

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Trewick02: Trewick SC, Henshaw TF, Hausinger RP, Lindahl T, Sedgwick B (2002). "Oxidative demethylation by Escherichia coli AlkB directly reverts DNA base damage." Nature 419(6903);174-8. PMID: 12226667

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Other References Related to Gene Regulation

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