1K5D

Crystal structure of Ran-GPPNHP-RanBP1-RanGAP complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.267 
  • R-Value Work: 0.237 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.240 

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Literature

RanGAP mediates GTP hydrolysis without an arginine finger.

Seewald, M.J.Korner, C.Wittinghofer, A.Vetter, I.R.

(2002) Nature 415: 662-666

  • DOI: 10.1038/415662a
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1K5G, 1K5D

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs) increase the rate of GTP hydrolysis on guanine nucleotide-binding proteins by many orders of magnitude. Studies with Ras and Rho have elucidated the mechanism of GAP action by showing that their catalytic machinery is bo ...

    GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs) increase the rate of GTP hydrolysis on guanine nucleotide-binding proteins by many orders of magnitude. Studies with Ras and Rho have elucidated the mechanism of GAP action by showing that their catalytic machinery is both stabilized by GAP binding and complemented by the insertion of a so-called 'arginine finger' into the phosphate-binding pocket. This has been proposed as a universal mechanism for GAP-mediated GTP hydrolysis. Ran is a nuclear Ras-related protein that regulates both transport between the nucleus and cytoplasm during interphase, and formation of the mitotic spindle and/or nuclear envelope in dividing cells. Ran-GTP is hydrolysed by the combined action of Ran-binding proteins (RanBPs) and RanGAP. Here we present the three-dimensional structure of a Ran-RanBP1-RanGAP ternary complex in the ground state and in a transition-state mimic. The structure and biochemical experiments show that RanGAP does not act through an arginine finger, that the basic machinery for fast GTP hydrolysis is provided exclusively by Ran and that correct positioning of the catalytic glutamine is essential for catalysis.


    Related Citations: 
    • THE RAS-RASGAP COMPLEX: STRUCTURAL BASIS FOR GTPASE ACTIVATION AND ITS LOSS IN ONCOGENIC RAS MUTANTS
      Scheffzek, K., Ahmadian, M.R., Kabsch, W., Wiesmueller, L., Lautwein, A., Schmitz, F., Wittinghofer, A.
      (1997) Science 277: 333
    • STRUCTURE OF A RAN-BINDING DOMAIN COMPLEXED WITH RAN BOUND TO A GTP ANALOGUE: IMPLICATIONS FOR NUCLEAR TRANSPORT
      Vetter, I.R., Nowak, C., Nishimoto, T., Kuhlmann, J., Wittinghofer, A.
      (1999) Nature 398: 39
    • THE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF RNA1P: A NEW FOLD FOR A GTPASE-ACTIVATING PROTEIN
      Hillig, R.C., Renault, L., Vetter, I.R., Drell, T., Wittinghofer, A., Becker, J.
      (1999) Mol Cell 3: 781
    • RNA1 ENCODES A GTPASE-ACTIVATING PROTEIN SPECIFIC FOR GSP1P, THE RAN/TC4 HOMOLOGUE OF SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE
      Becker, J., Melchior, F., Gerke, V., Bischoff, F.R., Ponstingl, H., Wittinghofer, A.
      (1995) J Biol Chem 270: 11860
    • THE ACIDIC C-TERMINAL DOMAIN OF RNA1P IS REQUIRED FOR THE BINDING OF RAN.GTP AND FOR RANGAP ACTIVITY
      Haberland, J., Becker, J., Gerke, V.
      (1997) J Biol Chem 272: 24717

    Organizational Affiliation

    Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Physiologie, Abteilung Strukturelle Biologie, Dortmund, Germany.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
GTP-binding nuclear protein RAN ADGJ216Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RANARA24OK/SW-cl.81
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Ran-specific GTPase-activating protein BEHK201Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RANBP1
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Ran GTPase activating protein 1 CFIL386Schizosaccharomyces pombeMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.267 
  • R-Value Work: 0.237 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.240 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 101.551α = 71.59
b = 103.109β = 80.55
c = 120.177γ = 67.78
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement
PRODCdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-02-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance