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Solution Structure of Cytotoxic RC-RNase4


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 15 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Solution Structure of the Cytotoxic RNase 4 from the Oocytes of Bullfrog Rana Catesbeiana

Hsu, C.-H.Liao, Y.-D.Pan, Y.-R.Chen, L.-W.Wu, S.-H.Leu, Y.-J.Chen, C.

(2003) J.MOL.BIOL. 326: 1189-1201


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Cytotoxic ribonucleases with antitumor activity are mainly found in the oocytes and early embryos of frogs. Native RC-RNase 4 (RNase 4), consisting of 106 residues linked with four disulfide bridges, is a cytotoxic ribonuclease isolated from oocytes ...

    Cytotoxic ribonucleases with antitumor activity are mainly found in the oocytes and early embryos of frogs. Native RC-RNase 4 (RNase 4), consisting of 106 residues linked with four disulfide bridges, is a cytotoxic ribonuclease isolated from oocytes of bullfrog Rana catesbeiana. RNase 4 belongs to the bovine pancreatic ribonuclease (RNase A) superfamily. Recombinant RC-RNase 4 (rRNase 4), which contains an additional Met residue and glutamine instead of pyroglutamate at the N terminus, was found to possess less catalytic and cytotoxic activities than RNase 4. Equilibrium thermal and guanidine-HCl denaturation CD measurements revealed that RNase 4 is more thermally and chemically stable than rRNase 4. However, CD and NMR data showed that there is no gross conformational change between native and recombinant RNase 4. The NMR solution structure of rRNase 4 was determined to comprise three alpha-helices and two sets of antiparallel beta-sheets. Superimposition of each structure with the mean structure yielded an average root mean square deviation (RMSD) of 0.72(+/-0.14)A for the backbone atoms, and 1.42(+/-0.19)A for the heavy atoms in residues 3-105. A comparison of the 3D structure of rRNase 4 with the structurally and functionally related cytotoxic ribonuclease, onconase (ONC), showed that the two H-bonds in the N-terminal pyroglutamate of ONC were not present at the corresponding glutamine residue of rRNase 4. We suggest that the loss of these two H-bonds is one of the key factors responsible for the reductions of the conformational stability, catalytic and cytotoxic activities in rRNase 4. Furthermore, the differences of side-chain conformations of subsite residues among RNase A, ONC and rRNase 4 are related to their distinct catalytic activities and base preferences.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan, ROC.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
RC-RNase4
A
107Lithobates catesbeianaN/A
Find proteins for Q9DFY6 (Lithobates catesbeiana)
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 15 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-07-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance