1KYS

Crystal Structure of a Zn-bound Green Fluorescent Protein Biosensor


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.44 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.229 
  • R-Value Work: 0.157 

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Literature

Structural chemistry of a green fluorescent protein Zn biosensor.

Barondeau, D.P.Kassmann, C.J.Tainer, J.A.Getzoff, E.D.

(2002) J.Am.Chem.Soc. 124: 3522-3524

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1KYP, 1KYR

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We designed a green fluorescent protein mutant (BFPms1) that preferentially binds Zn(II) (enhancing fluorescence intensity) and Cu(II) (quenching fluorescence) directly to a chromophore ligand that resembles a dipyrrole unit of a porphyrin. Crystallo ...

    We designed a green fluorescent protein mutant (BFPms1) that preferentially binds Zn(II) (enhancing fluorescence intensity) and Cu(II) (quenching fluorescence) directly to a chromophore ligand that resembles a dipyrrole unit of a porphyrin. Crystallographic structure determination of apo, Zn(II)-bound, and Cu(II)-bound BFPms1 to better than 1.5 A resolution allowed us to refine metal centers without geometric restraints, to calculate experimental standard uncertainty errors for bond lengths and angles, and to model thermal displacement parameters anisotropically. The BFPms1 Zn(II) site (KD = 50 muM) displays distorted trigonal bipyrimidal geometry, with Zn(II) binding to Glu222, to a water molecule, and tridentate to the chromophore ligand. In contrast, the BFPms1 Cu(II) site (KD = 24 muM) exhibits square planar geometry similar to metalated porphyrins, with Cu(II) binding to the chromophore chelate and Glu222. The apo structure reveals a large electropositive region near the designed metal insertion channel, suggesting a basis for the measured metal cation binding kinetics. The preorganized tridentate ligand is accommodated in both coordination geometries by a 0.4 A difference between the Zn and Cu positions and by distinct rearrangements of Glu222. The highly accurate metal ligand bond lengths reveal different protonation states for the same oxygen bound to Zn vs Cu, with implications for the observed metal ion specificity. Crystallographic anisotropic thermal factor analysis validates metal ion rigidification of the chromophore in enhancement of fluorescence intensity upon Zn(II) binding. Thus, our high-resolution structures reveal how structure-based design has effectively linked selective metal binding to changes in fluorescent properties. Furthermore, this protein Zn(II) biosensor provides a prototype suitable for further optimization by directed evolution to generate metalloprotein variants with desirable physical or biochemical properties.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biology, The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, California 92037, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Green Fluorescent Protein
A
239Aequorea victoriaGene Names: GFP
Find proteins for P42212 (Aequorea victoria)
Go to UniProtKB:  P42212
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
CRG
Query on CRG
A
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC12 H15 N5 O4THR, HIS, GLY
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.44 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.229 
  • R-Value Work: 0.157 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 51.147α = 90.00
b = 62.226β = 90.00
c = 68.817γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SHELXL-97refinement
SHELXmodel building
SHELXphasing
DENZOdata reduction

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: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance