1LUC

BACTERIAL LUCIFERASE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å

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Literature

The 1.5-A resolution crystal structure of bacterial luciferase in low salt conditions.

Fisher, A.J.Thompson, T.B.Thoden, J.B.Baldwin, T.O.Rayment, I.

(1996) J Biol Chem 271: 21956-21968

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.271.36.21956
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1LUC

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacterial luciferase is a flavin monooxygenase that catalyzes the oxidation of a long-chain aldehyde and releases energy in the form of visible light. A new crystal form of luciferase cloned from Vibrio harveyi has been grown under low-salt concentrations, which diffract x-rays beyond 1 ...

    Bacterial luciferase is a flavin monooxygenase that catalyzes the oxidation of a long-chain aldehyde and releases energy in the form of visible light. A new crystal form of luciferase cloned from Vibrio harveyi has been grown under low-salt concentrations, which diffract x-rays beyond 1.5-A resolution. The x-ray structure of bacterial luciferase has been refined to a conventional R-factor of 18.2% for all recorded synchrotron data between 30.0 and 1.50-A resolution. Bacterial luciferase is an alpha-beta heterodimer, and the individual subunits fold into a single domain (beta/alpha)8 barrel. The high resolution structure reveals a non-prolyl cis peptide bond that forms between Ala74 and Ala75 in the alpha subunit near the putative active site. This cis peptide bond may have functional significance for creating a cavity at the active site. Bacterial luciferase employs reduced flavin as a substrate rather than a cofactor. The structure presented was determined in the absence of substrates. A comparison of the structural similarities between luciferase and a nonfluorescent flavoprotein, which is expressed in the lux operon of one genus of bioluminescent bacteria, suggests that the two proteins originated from a common ancestor. However, the flavin binding sites of the nonfluorescent protein are likely not representative of the flavin binding site on luciferase. The structure presented here will furnish a detailed molecular model for all bacterial luciferases.


    Related Citations: 
    • Three-Dimensional Structure of Bacterial Luciferase from Vibrio Harveyi at 2.4 A Resolution
      Fisher, A.J., Raushel, F.M., Baldwin, T.O., Rayment, I.
      (1995) Biochemistry 34: 6581

    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute for Enzyme Research and Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
BACTERIAL LUCIFERASEA355Vibrio harveyiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: luxA
EC: 1.14.14.3
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  • Reference Sequence
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
BACTERIAL LUCIFERASEB324Vibrio harveyiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: luxB
EC: 1.14.14.3
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 150.5α = 90
b = 59β = 93.86
c = 76.5γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
TNTrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 1996-12-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance