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STRUCTURE OF THE REDUCED FORM OF MERP, THE PERIPLASMIC PROTEIN FROM THE BACTERIAL MERCURY DETOXIFICATION SYSTEM, NMR, 20 STRUCTURES


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 80 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: LOWEST ENERGY 

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Literature

Structures of the reduced and mercury-bound forms of MerP, the periplasmic protein from the bacterial mercury detoxification system.

Steele, R.A.Opella, S.J.

(1997) Biochemistry 36: 6885-6895

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi9631632
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1AFJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacteria carrying plasmids with the mer operon, which encodes the proteins responsible for the bacterial mercury detoxification system, have the ability to transport Hg(II) across the cell membrane into the cytoplasm where it is reduced to Hg(0). Thi ...

    Bacteria carrying plasmids with the mer operon, which encodes the proteins responsible for the bacterial mercury detoxification system, have the ability to transport Hg(II) across the cell membrane into the cytoplasm where it is reduced to Hg(0). This is significant because metallic mercury is relatively nontoxic and volatile and thus can be passively eliminated. The structures of the reduced and mercury-bound forms of merP, the periplasmic protein, which binds Hg(II) and transfers it to the membrane transport protein merT, have been determined in aqueous solution by multidimensional NMR spectroscopy. The 72-residue merP protein has a betaalpha betabeta alphabeta fold with the two alpha helices overlaying a four-strand antiparallel beta sheet. Structural differences between the reduced and mercury-bound forms of merP are localized to the metal binding loop containing the consensus sequence GMTCXXC. The structure of the mercury-bound form of merP shows that Hg(II) is bicoordinate with the Cys side chain ligands, and this is confirmed by the chemical shift frequency of the 199Hg resonance.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
MERP
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72Shigella flexneriGene Names: merP
Find proteins for P04129 (Shigella flexneri)
Go to UniProtKB:  P04129
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 80 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: LOWEST ENERGY 
  • Olderado: 1AFI Olderado
Software Package:
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X-PLORmodel building
X-PLORrefinement
X-PLORphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1997-07-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance