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X-Ray Structure of the Cytochrome-c(2)-Photosynthetic Reaction Center Electron Transfer Complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides in Type I Co-Crystals


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.287 
  • R-Value Work: 0.248 

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Literature

X-ray structure determination of the cytochrome c2: reaction center electron transfer complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides.

Axelrod, H.L.Abresch, E.C.Okamura, M.Y.Yeh, A.P.Rees, D.C.Feher, G.

(2002) J.Mol.Biol. 319: 501-515

  • DOI: 10.1016/S0022-2836(02)00168-7
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides, a water soluble cytochrome c2 (cyt c2) is the electron donor to the reaction center (RC), the membrane-bound pigment-protein complex that is the site of the primary light-induced electron trans ...

    In the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides, a water soluble cytochrome c2 (cyt c2) is the electron donor to the reaction center (RC), the membrane-bound pigment-protein complex that is the site of the primary light-induced electron transfer. To determine the interactions important for docking and electron transfer within the transiently bound complex of the two proteins, RC and cyt c2 were co-crystallized in two monoclinic crystal forms. Cyt c2 reduces the photo-oxidized RC donor (D+), a bacteriochlorophyll dimer, in the co-crystals in approximately 0.9 micros, which is the same time as measured in solution. This provides strong evidence that the structure of the complex in the region of electron transfer is the same in the crystal and in solution. X-ray diffraction data were collected from co-crystals to a maximum resolution of 2.40 A and refined to an R-factor of 22% (R(free)=26%). The structure shows the cyt c2 to be positioned at the center of the periplasmic surface of the RC, with the heme edge located above the bacteriochlorophyll dimer. The distance between the closest atoms of the two cofactors is 8.4 A. The side-chain of Tyr L162 makes van der Waals contacts with both cofactors along the shortest intermolecular electron transfer pathway. The binding interface can be divided into two domains: (i) A short-range interaction domain that includes Tyr L162, and groups exhibiting non-polar interactions, hydrogen bonding, and a cation-pi interaction. This domain contributes to the strength and specificity of cyt c2 binding. (ii) A long-range, electrostatic interaction domain that contains solvated complementary charges on the RC and cyt c2. This domain, in addition to contributing to the binding, may help steer the unbound proteins toward the right conformation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0319, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
REACTION CENTER PROTEIN L CHAIN
L, R
281Rhodobacter sphaeroidesMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: pufL
Find proteins for P0C0Y8 (Rhodobacter sphaeroides)
Go to UniProtKB:  P0C0Y8
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
REACTION CENTER PROTEIN M CHAIN
M, S
307Rhodobacter sphaeroidesMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: pufM
Find proteins for P0C0Y9 (Rhodobacter sphaeroides)
Go to UniProtKB:  P0C0Y9
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
REACTION CENTER PROTEIN H CHAIN
H, T
260Rhodobacter sphaeroidesMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: puhA
Find proteins for P0C0Y7 (Rhodobacter sphaeroides)
Go to UniProtKB:  P0C0Y7
Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
cytochrome c-2
C, D
124Rhodobacter sphaeroidesMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cycA
Find proteins for P0C0X8 (Rhodobacter sphaeroides)
Go to UniProtKB:  P0C0X8
Small Molecules
Ligands 7 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
U10
Query on U10

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M, S
UBIQUINONE-10
Coenzyme Q10
C59 H90 O4
ACTIUHUUMQJHFO-UPTCCGCDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CL
Query on CL

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M, S
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
BCL
Query on BCL

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L, M, R, S
BACTERIOCHLOROPHYLL A
C55 H74 Mg N4 O6
DSJXIQQMORJERS-RUUWGSCADZ
 Ligand Interaction
LDA
Query on LDA

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M, S
LAURYL DIMETHYLAMINE-N-OXIDE
C14 H31 N O
SYELZBGXAIXKHU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
HEM
Query on HEM

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C, D
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
FE2
Query on FE2

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M, S
FE (II) ION
Fe
CWYNVVGOOAEACU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BPH
Query on BPH

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L, M, R, S
BACTERIOPHEOPHYTIN A
C55 H76 N4 O6
KWOZSBGNAHVCKG-SZQBJALDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.287 
  • R-Value Work: 0.248 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 77.930α = 90.00
b = 80.312β = 92.41
c = 246.575γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
CNSphasing
CCP4data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-06-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance