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The ybeY protein from Escherichia coli is a metalloprotein

Acta Cryst. (2005). F61, 959–963 [doi:10.1107/S1744309105031131]

[E. coli ybeY] Evolutionary conservation is mapped onto the ybeY structure in a) ribbon and b) surface representation. Identical, conserved and less conserved residues are marked red, green and yellow, respectively. The metal ion is represented by a blue sphere.
The ybeY protein is a hypothetical Escherichia coli protein in the UPF0054 family with no functional annotation. The structure reported here reveals that the protein has an α/β fold and binds a metal ion with tetrahedral coordination. Bioinformatics analysis suggests that ybeY is a member of a family of metal-dependent hydrolases. This report was prepared using a semi-automated tool, termed the Autopublish server, which represents a first step towards enabling the rapid publication of crystallographic structures that result from worldwide Structural Genomics efforts.

C. Zhan, E. V. Fedorov, W. Shi, U. A. Ramagopal, R. Thirumuruhan, B. A. Manjasetty, S. C. Almo, A. Fiser, M. R. Chance and A. A. Fedorov