1R03

crystal structure of a human mitochondrial ferritin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.170 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 

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Literature

Crystal Structure and Biochemical Properties of the Human Mitochondrial Ferritin and its Mutant Ser144Ala

Langlois d'Estaintot, B.Santambrogio, P.Granier, T.Gallois, B.Chevallier, J.M.Precigoux, G.Levi, S.Arosio, P.

(2004) J Mol Biol 340: 277-293

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2004.04.036
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1R03

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Mitochondrial ferritin is a recently identified protein precursor encoded by an intronless gene. It is specifically taken up by the mitochondria and processed to a mature protein that assembles into functional ferritin shells. The full mature recombinant ...

    Mitochondrial ferritin is a recently identified protein precursor encoded by an intronless gene. It is specifically taken up by the mitochondria and processed to a mature protein that assembles into functional ferritin shells. The full mature recombinant protein and its S144A mutant were produced to study structural and functional properties. They yielded high quality crystals from Mg(II) solutions which diffracted up to 1.38 Angstrom resolution. The 3D structures of the two proteins resulted very similar to that of human H-ferritin, to which they have high level of sequence identity (approximately 80%). Metal-binding sites were identified in the native crystals and in those soaked in Mn(II) and Zn(II) solutions. The ferroxidase center binds binuclear iron at the sites A and B, and the structures showed that the A site was always fully occupied by Mg(II), Mn(II) or Zn(II), while the occupancy of the B site was variable. In addition, distinct Mg(II) and Zn(II)-binding sites were found in the 3-fold axes to block the hydrophilic channels. Other metal-binding sites, never observed before in H-ferritin, were found on the cavity surface near the ferroxidase center and near the 4-fold axes. Mitochondrial ferritin showed biochemical properties remarkably similar to those of human H-ferritin, except for the difficulty in renaturing to yield ferritin shells and for a reduced ( approximately 41%) rate in ferroxidase activity. This was partially rescued by the substitution of the bulkier Ser144 with Ala, which occurs in H-ferritin. The residue is exposed on a channel that connects the ferroxidase center with the cavity. The finding that the mutation increased both catalytic activity and the occupancy of the B site demonstrated that the channel is functionally important. In conclusion, the present data define the structure of human mitochondrial ferritin and provide new data on the iron pathways within the H-type ferritin shell.


    Related Citations: 
    • A human mitochondrial ferritin encoded by an intronless gene
      Levi, S., Corsi, B., Bosisio, M., Invernizzi, R., Volz, A., Sanford, D., Arosio, P., Drysdale, J.
      (2001) J Biol Chem 270: 24437
    • Comparison of the three-dimensional structures of recombinant human H and horse L ferritins at high resolution ferritins at high resolution
      Hempstead, P.D., Yewdall, S.J., Alistair, R., Lawson, D.M., Artymiuk, P.J., Rice, D.W., Ford, G.C., Harrison, P.M.
      (1997) J Mol Biol 268: 424

    Organizational Affiliation

    Unité de Biophysique Structurale, Bât. B8 avenue des Facultés, Université Bordeaux I, 33405 Talence Cedex, France.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
mitochondrial ferritin A182Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: FTMT
EC: 1.16.3.1
Find proteins for Q8N4E7 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q8N4E7
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PHAROS:  Q8N4E7
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.170 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 
  • Space Group: F 4 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 181.41α = 90
b = 181.41β = 90
c = 181.41γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
CNSrefinement
CCP4data scaling
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-06-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Derived calculations, Version format compliance