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Refined structure of alpha-beta tubulin from zinc-induced sheets stabilized with taxol


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

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Literature

Refined structure of alpha beta-tubulin at 3.5 A resolution.

Lowe, J.Li, H.Downing, K.H.Nogales, E.

(2001) J.Mol.Biol. 313: 1045-1057

  • DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.2001.5077

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We present a refined model of the alpha beta-tubulin dimer to 3.5 A resolution. An improved experimental density for the zinc-induced tubulin sheets was obtained by adding 114 electron diffraction patterns at 40-60 degrees tilt and increasing the com ...

    We present a refined model of the alpha beta-tubulin dimer to 3.5 A resolution. An improved experimental density for the zinc-induced tubulin sheets was obtained by adding 114 electron diffraction patterns at 40-60 degrees tilt and increasing the completeness of structure factor amplitudes to 84.7 %. The refined structure was obtained using maximum-likelihood including phase information from experimental images, and simulated annealing Cartesian refinement to an R-factor of 23.2 and free R-factor of 29.7. The current model includes residues alpha:2-34, alpha:61-439, beta:2-437, one molecule of GTP, one of GDP, and one of taxol, as well as one magnesium ion at the non-exchangeable nucleotide site, and one putative zinc ion near the M-loop in the alpha-tubulin subunit. The acidic C-terminal tails could not be traced accurately, neither could the N-terminal loop including residues 35-60 in the alpha-subunit. There are no major changes in the overall fold of tubulin with respect to the previous structure, testifying to the quality of the initial experimental phases. The overall geometry of the model is, however, greatly improved, and the position of side-chains, especially those of exposed polar/charged groups, is much better defined. Three short protein sequence frame shifts were detected with respect to the non-refined structure. In light of the new model we discuss details of the tubulin structure such as nucleotide and taxol binding sites, lateral contacts in zinc-sheets, and the significance of the location of highly conserved residues.


    Related Citations: 
    • Structure of the alpha beta tubulin dimer by electron crystallography
      Nogales, E.,Wolf, S.G.,Downing, K.H.
      (1998) Nature 391: 199


    Organizational Affiliation

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
tubulin alpha chain
A
451Bos taurusMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for P81947 (Bos taurus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P81947
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
tubulin beta chain
B
445Bos taurusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TUBB2B
Find proteins for Q6B856 (Bos taurus)
Go to Gene View: TUBB2B
Go to UniProtKB:  Q6B856
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GDP
Query on GDP

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B
GUANOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O11 P2
QGWNDRXFNXRZMB-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GTP
Query on GTP

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A
GUANOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O14 P3
XKMLYUALXHKNFT-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
TA1
Query on TA1

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B
TAXOL
C47 H51 N O14
RCINICONZNJXQF-MZXODVADSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
CCP4model building
CCP4phasing

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2001-09-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2014-06-11
    Type: Database references, Derived calculations
  • Version 1.4: 2017-10-04
    Type: Data collection, Data processing, Refinement description