1T1L

Crystal structure of the long-chain fatty acid transporter FadL


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.331 
  • R-Value Work: 0.298 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the long-chain fatty acid transporter FadL.

van den Berg, B.Black, P.N.Clemons Jr., W.M.Rapoport, T.A.

(2004) Science 304: 1506-1509

  • DOI: 10.1126/science.1097524
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
  • Also Cited By: 3DWO, 3DWN

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The mechanisms by which hydrophobic molecules, such as long-chain fatty acids, enter cells are poorly understood. In Gram-negative bacteria, the lipopolysaccharide layer in the outer membrane is an efficient barrier for fatty acids and aromatic hydro ...

    The mechanisms by which hydrophobic molecules, such as long-chain fatty acids, enter cells are poorly understood. In Gram-negative bacteria, the lipopolysaccharide layer in the outer membrane is an efficient barrier for fatty acids and aromatic hydrocarbons destined for biodegradation. We report crystal structures of the long-chain fatty acid transporter FadL from Escherichia coli at 2.6 and 2.8 angstrom resolution. FadL forms a 14-stranded beta barrel that is occluded by a central hatch domain. The structures suggest that hydrophobic compounds bind to multiple sites in FadL and use a transport mechanism that involves spontaneous conformational changes in the hatch.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. lvandenberg@hms.harvard.edu




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Long-chain fatty acid transport protein
A, B
427Escherichia coli (strain K12)Gene Names: fadL (ttr)
Membrane protein
mpstruct
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: BETA-BARREL
Sub Group: 
Beta-Barrel Membrane Proteins: Monomeric/Dimeric
Protein: 
FadL long-chain fatty acid transporter
Find proteins for P10384 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P10384
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
LDA
Query on LDA

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A, B
LAURYL DIMETHYLAMINE-N-OXIDE
C14 H31 N O
SYELZBGXAIXKHU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.331 
  • R-Value Work: 0.298 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 122.020α = 90.00
b = 122.020β = 90.00
c = 164.736γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
SOLVEphasing
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-06-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance