3GB7

Potassium Channel KcsA-Fab complex in Li+


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.285 
  • R-Value Work: 0.239 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.239 

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Literature

Mechanism of potassium-channel selectivity revealed by Na(+) and Li(+) binding sites within the KcsA pore.

Thompson, A.N.Kim, I.Panosian, T.D.Iverson, T.M.Allen, T.W.Nimigean, C.M.

(2009) Nat Struct Mol Biol 16: 1317-1324

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.1703
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3GB7, 3IGA

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Potassium channels allow K(+) ions to diffuse through their pores while preventing smaller Na(+) ions from permeating. Discrimination between these similar, abundant ions enables these proteins to control electrical and chemical activity in all organ ...

    Potassium channels allow K(+) ions to diffuse through their pores while preventing smaller Na(+) ions from permeating. Discrimination between these similar, abundant ions enables these proteins to control electrical and chemical activity in all organisms. Selection occurs at the narrow selectivity filter containing structurally identified K(+) binding sites. Selectivity is thought to arise because smaller ions such as Na(+) do not bind to these K(+) sites in a thermodynamically favorable way. Using the model K(+) channel KcsA, we examined how intracellular Na(+) and Li(+) interact with the pore and the permeant ions using electrophysiology, molecular dynamics simulations and X-ray crystallography. Our results suggest that these small cations have a separate binding site within the K(+) selectivity filter. We propose that selective permeation from the intracellular side primarily results from a large energy barrier blocking filter entry for Na(+) and Li(+) in the presence of K(+), not from a difference of binding affinity between ions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
antibody Fab fragment heavy chainA219Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
antibody Fab fragment light chainB212Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Voltage-gated potassium channelC124Streptomyces lividansMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: kcsAskc1
Membrane protein
Mpstruc
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: ALPHA-HELICAL
Sub Group: 
Channels: Potassium, Sodium, & Proton Ion-Selective
Protein: 
KcsA Potassium channel in the presence of 150 mM Li+ and 3 mM K+
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Go to UniProtKB:  P0A334
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Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
DGA
Query on DGA

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C
DIACYL GLYCEROL
C39 H76 O5
UHUSDOQQWJGJQS-QNGWXLTQSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NI
Query on NI

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C
NICKEL (II) ION
Ni
VEQPNABPJHWNSG-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.285 
  • R-Value Work: 0.239 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.239 
  • Space Group: I 4
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 157.064α = 90
b = 157.064β = 90
c = 75.616γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
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: 2009-11-17
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance