Insight from the structural molecular model of cytidylate kinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis



Nitin Kumar Verma1, 2* & Balwinder Singh3



1Department of Bioscience, Shri Ram College, Muzaffarnagar; 2Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun; 3Department of Science, Ek Onkar Scholar Degree College, Shahbjnagar, Shahjahanpur


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Received June 30, 2013; Accepted July 11, 2013; Published July 17, 2013



Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a gram-positive bacterium causes tuberculosis in human. H37Rv strain is a pathogenic strain utilized for tuberculosis research. The cytidylate mono-phosphate (CMP) kinase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis belongs to the family nucleoside mono-phosphate kinase (NMK), this enzyme is required for the bacterial growth. Therefore, it is important to study the structural and functional features of this enzyme in the control of the disease. Hence, we developed the structural molecular model of the CMP kinase protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis by homology modeling using the software MODELLER (9v10). Based on sequence similarity with protein of known structure (template) of Mycobacterium smegmatis (PDB ID: 3R20) was chosen from protein databank (PDB) by using BLASTp. The energy of constructed models was minimized and the qualities of the models were evaluated by PROCHECK and VERRIFY-3D. Resulted Ramachandran plot analysis showed that conformations for 100.00% of amino acids residues are within the most favored regions. A possible homologous deep cleft active site was identified in the Model using CASTp program. Amino acid composition and polarity of that protein was observed by CLC-Protein Workbench tool. Expasy's Prot-param server and CYC_REC tool were used for physiochemical and functional characterization of the protein. Studied of secondary structure of that protein was carried out by computational program, ProFunc. The structure is finally submitted in Protein Model Database. The predicted model permits initial inferences about the unexplored 3D structure of the CMP kinase and may be promote in relational designing of molecules for structure-function studies.



Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Comparative Modeling, MODELLER, Procheck, CMP kinase.



Verma & Singh,   Bioinformation 9(13): 680-684 (2013)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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