1MXR

High resolution structure of Ribonucleotide reductase R2 from E. coli in its oxidised (Met) form


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.42 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.185 
  • R-Value Work: 0.160 

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Literature

Displacement of the tyrosyl radical cofactor in ribonucleotide reductase obtained by single-crystal high-field EPR and 1.4-A x-ray data.

Hogbom, M.Galander, M.Andersson, M.Kolberg, M.Hofbauer, W.Lassmann, G.Nordlund, P.Lendzian, F.

(2003) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.Usa 100: 3209-3214

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0536684100

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The R2 protein of class I ribonucleotide reductase generates and stores a tyrosyl radical essential for ribonucleotide reduction and, thus, DNA synthesis. X-ray structures of the protein have enabled detailed mechanistic suggestions, but no structura ...

    The R2 protein of class I ribonucleotide reductase generates and stores a tyrosyl radical essential for ribonucleotide reduction and, thus, DNA synthesis. X-ray structures of the protein have enabled detailed mechanistic suggestions, but no structural information has been available for the active radical-containing state of the protein. Here we report on methods to generate the functional tyrosyl radical in single crystals of R2 from Escherichia coli (Y122(*)). We further report on subsequent high-field EPR experiments on the radical-containing crystals. A full rotational pattern of the spectra was collected and the orientation of the g-tensor axes were determined, which directly reflect the orientation of the radical in the crystal frame. The EPR data are discussed in comparison with a 1.42-A x-ray structure of the met (oxidized) form of the protein, also presented in this paper. Comparison of the orientation of the radical Y122(*) obtained from high-field EPR with that of the reduced tyrosine Y122-OH reveals a significant rotation of the tyrosyl side chain, away from the diiron center, in the active radical state. Implications for the radical transfer connecting the diiron site in R2 with the substrate-binding site in R1 are discussed. In addition, the present study demonstrates that structural and functional information about active radical states can be obtained by combined x-ray and high-field EPR crystallography.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Roslagstullsbacken 15, Albanova University Center, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ribonucleotide reductase R2
A, B
375Escherichia coli (strain K12)Gene Names: nrdB (ftsB)
EC: 1.17.4.1
Find proteins for P69924 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P69924
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
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A
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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FE
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A, B
FE (III) ION
Fe
VTLYFUHAOXGGBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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HG
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A, B
MERCURY (II) ION
Hg
BQPIGGFYSBELGY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.42 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.185 
  • R-Value Work: 0.160 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 73.844α = 90.00
b = 84.975β = 90.00
c = 114.318γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction
CNSrefinement
CNSphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-03-25
    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