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STRUCTURE DETERMINATION OF THE FERRICYTOCHROME C2 FROM RHODOPSEUDOMONAS PALUSTRIS


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.218 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 

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Literature

Cleavage of the iron-methionine bond in c-type cytochromes: Crystal structure of oxidized and reduced cytochrome c(2) from Rhodopseudomonas palustris and its ammonia complex.

Geremia, S.Garau, G.Vaccari, L.Sgarra, R.Viezzoli, M.S.Calligaris, M.Randaccio, L.

(2002) Protein Sci. 11: 6-17

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1I8O, 1I8P

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The three-dimensional structures of the native cytochrome c(2) from Rhodopseudomonas palustris and of its ammonia complex have been obtained at pH 4.4 and pH 8.5, respectively. The structure of the native form has been refined in the oxidized state a ...

    The three-dimensional structures of the native cytochrome c(2) from Rhodopseudomonas palustris and of its ammonia complex have been obtained at pH 4.4 and pH 8.5, respectively. The structure of the native form has been refined in the oxidized state at 1.70 A and in the reduced state at 1.95 A resolution. These are the first high-resolution crystal structures in both oxidation states of a cytochrome c(2) with relatively high redox potential (+350 mV). The differences between the two oxidation states of the native form, including the position of internal water molecules, are small. The unusual six-residue insertion Gly82-Ala87, which precedes the heme binding Met93, forms an isolated 3(10)-helix secondary structural element not previously observed in other c-type cytochromes. Furthermore, this cytochrome shows an external methionine residue involved in a strained folding near the exposed edge of the heme. The structural comparison of the present cytochrome c(2) with other c-type cytochromes has revealed that the presence of such a residue, with torsion angles phi and psi of approximately -140 and -130 degrees, respectively, is a typical feature of this family of proteins. The refined crystal structure of the ammonia complex, obtained at 1.15 A resolution, shows that the sulphur atom of the Met93 axial ligand does not coordinate the heme iron atom, but is replaced by an exogenous ammonia molecule. This is the only example so far reported of an X-ray structure with the heme iron coordinated by an ammonia molecule. The detachment of Met93 is accompanied by a very localized change in backbone conformation, involving mainly the residues Lys92, Met93, and Thr94. Previous studies under typical denaturing conditions, including high-pH values and the presence of exogenous ligands, have shown that the detachment of the Met axial ligand is a basic step in the folding/unfolding process of c-type cytochromes. The ammonia adduct represents a structural model for this important step of the unfolding pathway. Factors proposed to be important for the methionine dissociation are the strength of the H-bond between the Met93 and Tyr66 residues that stabilizes the native form, and the presence in this bacterial cytochrome c(2) of the rare six-residue insertion in the helix 3(10) conformation that increases Met loop flexibility.


    Related Citations: 
    • Refined Crystal Structure of Ferrocytochrome C2 From Rhodopseudomonas Viridis at 1.6 A Resolution
      Sogabe, S.,Miki, K.
      (1995) J.Mol.Biol. 252: 235
    • Crystallization and Preliminary X-Ray Analysis of Two pH-Dependent Forms of Cytochrome C2 from Rhodopseudomonas Palustris
      Garau, G.,Geremia, S.,Randaccio, L.,Vaccari, L.,Viezzoli, M.S.
      () TO BE PUBLISHED --: --
    • Cytochrome C2 Sequence Variation Among the Recognised Species of Purple Nonsulphur Photosynthetic Bacteria
      Ambler, R.P.,Daniel, M.,Hermoso, J.,Meyer, T.E.,Bartsch, R.G.,Kamen, M.D.
      (1979) Nature 278: 659


    Organizational Affiliation

    Centro di Eccellenza di Biocristallografia, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Trieste, I-34127 Trieste, Italy. geremia@univ.trieste.it




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CYTOCHROME C2
A, B, C, D
114Rhodopseudomonas palustris (strain ATCC BAA-98 / CGA009)Gene Names: cycA
Find proteins for P00091 (Rhodopseudomonas palustris (strain ATCC BAA-98 / CGA009))
Go to UniProtKB:  P00091
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, C
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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C
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
HEM
Query on HEM

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A, B, C, D
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
PCA
Query on PCA
A, B, C, D
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H7 N O3GLU
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.218 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 50.310α = 90.00
b = 71.530β = 93.52
c = 66.660γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
CCP4data scaling
AMoREphasing
MOSFLMdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2000-08-07 
  • Released Date: 2002-01-16 
  • Deposition Author(s): Geremia, S.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-01-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance