1M9G

Solution structure of G16A-MNEI, a structural mutant of single chain monellin MNEI


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

The Mechanism of Interaction of Sweet Proteins with the T1R2-T1R3 Receptor: Evidence from the Solution Structure of G16A-MNEI

Spadaccini, R.Trabucco, F.Saviano, G.Picone, D.Crescenzi, O.Tancredi, T.Temussi, P.A.

(2003) J.MOL.BIOL. 328: 683-692


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The mechanism by which sweet proteins elicit a response on the T1R2-T1R3 sweet taste receptor is still mostly unknown but has been so far related to the presence of "sweet fingers" on the protein surface able to interact with the same mechanism as th ...

    The mechanism by which sweet proteins elicit a response on the T1R2-T1R3 sweet taste receptor is still mostly unknown but has been so far related to the presence of "sweet fingers" on the protein surface able to interact with the same mechanism as that of low molecular mass sweeteners. In the search for the identification of sweet fingers, we have solved the solution structure of G16A MNEI, a structural mutant that shows a reduction of one order of magnitude in sweetness with respect to its parent protein, MNEI, a single-chain monellin. Comparison of the structures of wild-type monellin and its G16A mutant shows that the mutation does not affect the structure of potential glucophores but produces a distortion of the surface owing to the partial relative displacement of elements of secondary structure. These results show conclusively that sweet proteins do not possess a sweet finger and strongly support the hypothesis that the mechanism of interaction of sweet-tasting proteins with the recently identified T1R2-T1R3 GPC receptor is different from that of low molecular mass sweeteners.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Napoli Federico II, Via Cinthia 45, 80126 Naples, Italy.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Monellin chain B and Monellin chain A
A
97Dioscoreophyllum cumminsiiMutation(s): 1 
Find proteins for P02882 (Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii)
Go to UniProtKB:  P02882
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
  • Olderado: 1M9G Olderado

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-06-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance