2IB5

Structural characterization of a blue chromoprotein and its yellow mutant from the sea anemone cnidopus japonicus


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.225 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.195 

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Literature

Structural Characterization of a Blue Chromoprotein and Its Yellow Mutant from the Sea Anemone Cnidopus Japonicus

Chan, M.C.Y.Karasawa, S.Mizuno, H.Bosanac, I.Ho, D.Prive, G.G.Miyawaki, A.Ikura, M.

(2006) J Biol Chem 281: 37813-37819

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M606921200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2IB6, 2IB5

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Green fluorescent protein (GFP) and its relatives (GFP protein family) have been isolated from marine organisms such as jellyfish and corals that belong to the phylum Cnidaria (stinging aquatic invertebrates). They are intrinsically fluorescent proteins. ...

    Green fluorescent protein (GFP) and its relatives (GFP protein family) have been isolated from marine organisms such as jellyfish and corals that belong to the phylum Cnidaria (stinging aquatic invertebrates). They are intrinsically fluorescent proteins. In search of new members of the family of green fluorescent protein family, we identified a non-fluorescent chromoprotein from the Cnidopus japonicus species of sea anemone that possesses 45% sequence identity to dsRed (a red fluorescent protein). This newly identified blue color protein has an absorbance maximum of 610 nm and is hereafter referred to as cjBlue. Determination of the cjBlue 1.8 A crystal structure revealed a chromophore comprised of Gln(63)-Tyr(64)-Gly(65). The ring stacking between Tyr(64) and His(197) stabilized the cjBlue trans chromophore conformation along the Calpha2-Cbeta2 bond of 5-[(4-hydroxyphenyl)methylene]-imidazolinone, which closely resembled that of the "Kindling Fluorescent Protein" and Rtms5. Replacement of Tyr(64) with Leu in wild-type cjBlue produced a visible color change from blue to yellow with a new absorbance maximum of 417 nm. Interestingly, the crystal structure of the yellow mutant Y64L revealed two His(197) imidazole ring orientations, suggesting a flip-flop interconversion between the two conformations in solution. We conclude that the dynamics and structure of the chromophore are both essential for the optical appearance of these color proteins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Signaling Biology, Ontario Cancer Institute and Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Chromo protein ABCDEFGH233Epiactis japonicaMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: bluecjb
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Go to UniProtKB:  A0AQQ7
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.225 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.195 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 73.86α = 90
b = 126.85β = 102.1
c = 100.51γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-10-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Derived calculations, Version format compliance