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Probing the Role of Tryptophans in Aequorea Victoria Green Fluorescent Proteins with an Expanded Genetic Code


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.221 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 

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Literature

Probing the role of tryptophans in Aequorea victoria green fluorescent proteins with an expanded genetic code

Budisa, N.Pal, P.P.Alefelder, S.Birle, P.Krywcun, T.Rubini, M.Wenger, W.Bae, J.H.Steiner, T.

(2004) Biol.Chem. 385: 191-202

  • DOI: 10.1515/BC.2004.038
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The expanded genetic code in combination with site-directed mutagenesis was used to probe spectroscopic and structural roles of tryptophan (Trp) residues in Aequorea victoria green fluorescent proteins (avGFPs). Nine different halogen-, chalcogen-, a ...

    The expanded genetic code in combination with site-directed mutagenesis was used to probe spectroscopic and structural roles of tryptophan (Trp) residues in Aequorea victoria green fluorescent proteins (avGFPs). Nine different halogen-, chalcogen-, and methyl-containing Trp isosteric analogues and surrogates were incorporated into avGFPs containing indole moieties in, and outside of, the chromophore, by the use of the selective pressure incorporation method. Such isosteric replacements introduced minimal local geometry changes in indole moieties, often to the level of single atomic exchange ('atomic mutation') and do not affect three-dimensional structures of avGFPs but induce changes in spectral properties. Our approach offers a new platform to re-evaluate issues like resonance transfer, mechanisms of chromophore formation and maturation, as well as the importance of local geometry and weak sulphur-aromatic interactions for avGFP spectral properties and structural stability. The library of novel tailor-made avGFP mutants and variants generated in this work has demonstrated not only the potentials of the expanded genetic code to study spectroscopic functions, but also a new approach to generate tailor-made proteins with interesting and useful spectral properties.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Am Klopferspitz 18A, D-82152 Martinsried, Germany. budisa@biochem.mpg.de




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
wunen-nonfunctional GFP fusion protein
A
238Aequorea victoriaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: GFP
Find proteins for P42212 (Aequorea victoria)
Go to UniProtKB:  P42212
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  2 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
32T
Query on 32T
A
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC9 H10 N2 O2 S

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CRO
Query on CRO
A
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC15 H17 N3 O5THR, TYR, GLY
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.221 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 51.793α = 90.00
b = 62.773β = 90.00
c = 70.536γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
CNSrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-06-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance