1KJZ

Structure of the large gamma subunit of initiation factor eIF2 from Pyrococcus abyssi-G235D mutant


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 

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Literature

The large subunit of initiation factor aIF2 is a close structural homologue of elongation factors.

Schmitt, E.Blanquet, S.Mechulam, Y.

(2002) EMBO J. 21: 1821-1832

  • DOI: 10.1093/emboj/21.7.1821
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1KK0, 1KK1, 1KK2, 1KK3

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The heterotrimeric factor e/aIF2 plays a central role in eukaryotic/archaeal initiation of translation. By delivering the initiator methionyl-tRNA to the ribosome, e/aIF2 ensures specificity of initiation codon selection. The three subunits of aIF2 f ...

    The heterotrimeric factor e/aIF2 plays a central role in eukaryotic/archaeal initiation of translation. By delivering the initiator methionyl-tRNA to the ribosome, e/aIF2 ensures specificity of initiation codon selection. The three subunits of aIF2 from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi could be overproduced in Escherichia coli. The beta and gamma subunits each contain a tightly bound zinc. The large gamma subunit is shown to form the structural core for trimer assembly. The crystal structures of aIF2gamma, free or complexed to GDP-Mg(2+) or GDPNP-Mg(2+), were resolved at resolutions better than 2 A. aIF2gamma displays marked similarities to elongation factors. A distinctive feature of e/aIF2gamma is a subdomain containing a zinc-binding knuckle. Examination of the nucleotide-complexed aIF2gamma structures suggests mechanisms of action and tRNA binding properties similar to those of an elongation factor. Implications for the mechanism of translation initiation in both eukarya and archaea are discussed. In particular, positioning of the initiator tRNA in the ribosomal A site during the search for the initiation codon is envisaged.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratoire de Biochimie, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7654, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, F-91128 Palaiseau cedex, France. emma@botrytis.polytechnique.fr




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
eIF2gamma
A
410Pyrococcus abyssi (strain GE5 / Orsay)Gene Names: eif2g (aif2G)
Find proteins for Q9V1G0 (Pyrococcus abyssi (strain GE5 / Orsay))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9V1G0
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 51.480α = 90.00
b = 86.741β = 110.40
c = 58.083γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
CCP4data scaling
SOLVEphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-04-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance