Three-dimensional structure of a transglutaminase: human blood coagulation factor XIII.Yee, V.C., Pedersen, L.C., Le Trong, I., Bishop, P.D., Stenkamp, R.E., Teller, D.C.
(1994) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 91: 7296-7300
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- PubMed Abstract:
- Human Recombinant Factor Xiii from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: Crystallization and Preliminary X-Ray Data
Bishop, P.D.,Lasser, G.W.,Trong, I.L.,Stenkamp, R.E.,Teller, D.C.
(1990) J.Biol.Chem. 23: 13888
- Expression, Purification, and Characterization of Human Factor Xiii in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Bishop, P.D.,Teller, D.C.,Smith, R.A.,Lasser, G.W.,Gilbert, T.,Seale, R.L.
(1990) Biochemistry 29: 1861
- The Catalytic Triad and Proposed Mechanism of Transglutaminases Based on the Crystal Structure of Factor Xiii
Pedersen, L.C.,Yee, V.C.,Trong, I.L.,Bishop, P.D.,Teller, D.C.,Stenkamp, R.E.
(1994) Protein Sci. 3: 1131
Mechanical stability in many biological materials is provided by the crosslinking of large structural proteins with gamma-glutamyl-epsilon-lysyl amide bonds. The three-dimensional structure of human recombinant factor XIII (EC 220.127.116.11 zymogen; prote ...
Mechanical stability in many biological materials is provided by the crosslinking of large structural proteins with gamma-glutamyl-epsilon-lysyl amide bonds. The three-dimensional structure of human recombinant factor XIII (EC 18.104.22.168 zymogen; protein-glutamine:amine gamma-glutamyltransferase a chain), a transglutaminase zymogen, has been solved at 2.8-A resolution by x-ray crystallography. This structure shows that each chain of the homodimeric protein is folded into four sequential domains. A catalytic triad reminiscent of that observed in cysteine proteases has been identified in the core domain. The amino-terminal activation peptide of each subunit crosses the dimer interface and partially occludes the opening of the catalytic cavity in the second subunit, preventing substrate binding to the zymogen. A proposal for the mechanism of activation by thrombin and calcium is made that details the structural events leading to active factor XIIIa'.
Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle 98195.