Crystal structure of the P65 crystal form of photoactive yellow protein G47S mutant

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 

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Engineering Photocycle Dynamics: Crystal Structures and Kinetics of Three Photoactive Yellow Protein Hinge-Bending Mutants

Van Aalten, D.M.F.Haker, A.Hendriks, J.Hellingwerf, K.J.Joshua-Tor, L.Crielaard, W.

(2002) J Biol Chem 227: 6438

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M109313200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1GSV, 1GSW, 1GSX

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Crystallographic and spectroscopic analyses of three hinge-bending mutants of the photoactive yellow protein are described. Previous studies have identified Gly(47) and Gly(51) as possible hinge points in the structure of the protein, allowing backbone segments around the chromophore to undergo large concerted motions. We have designed, crystallized, and solved the structures of three mutants: G47S, G51S, and G47S/G51S. The protein dynamics of these mutants are significantly affected. Transitions in the photocycle, measured with laser induced transient absorption spectroscopy, show rates up to 6-fold different from the wild type protein and show an additive effect in the double mutant. Compared with the native structure, no significant conformational differences were observed in the structures of the mutant proteins. We conclude that the structural and dynamic integrity of the region around these mutations is of crucial importance to the photocycle and suggest that the hinge-bending properties of Gly(51) may also play a role in PAS domain proteins where it is one of the few conserved residues.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    W. M. Keck Structural Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724, USA. dava@davapc1.bioch.dundee.ac.uk

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
PHOTOACTIVE YELLOW PROTEIN125Halorhodospira halophilaMutation(s): 1 
Find proteins for P16113 (Halorhodospira halophila)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P16113
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupP16113
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
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C9 H8 O3
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 65
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 40.306α = 90
b = 40.306β = 90
c = 116.43γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MARdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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  • Version 1.0: 2002-02-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2023-12-13
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Other, Refinement description