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GTPASE MECHANISM OF GPROTEINS FROM THE 1.7-ANGSTROM CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF TRANSDUCIN ALPHA-GDP-ALF4-


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.266 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 

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Literature

GTPase mechanism of Gproteins from the 1.7-A crystal structure of transducin alpha-GDP-AIF-4.

Sondek, J.Lambright, D.G.Noel, J.P.Hamm, H.E.Sigler, P.B.

(1994) Nature 372: 276-279

  • DOI: 10.1038/372276a0

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Aluminium fluoride (AIF-4) activates members of the heterotrimeric G-protein (G alpha beta gamma) family by binding to inactive G alpha.GDP near the site occupied by the gamma-phosphate in G alpha.GTP (ref. 3). Here we describe the crystal structure ...

    Aluminium fluoride (AIF-4) activates members of the heterotrimeric G-protein (G alpha beta gamma) family by binding to inactive G alpha.GDP near the site occupied by the gamma-phosphate in G alpha.GTP (ref. 3). Here we describe the crystal structure of transducin alpha.GDP activated with aluminium fluoride (Gt alpha.GDP.AIF-4.H2O) at 1.7 A, a resolution sufficient to establish the coordination geometry of the bound aluminium fluoride as well as the extensive network of direct and water-mediated interactions that stabilize it. These observations are derived from three independent representations in the asymmetric unit, eliminating any chance of drawing conclusions based on stereochemistry imposed by crystal packing. Surprisingly, aluminium fluoride activates G alpha.GDP by binding with a geometry resembling a pentavalent intermediate for GTP hydrolysis. The stabilizing interactions involve not only residues that interact with the gamma-phosphate in Gt alpha.GTP gamma S, but also conserved residues for GTPase activity. Thus the Gt alpha.GDP.AIF-4.H2O structure provides new insight into the mechanism of GTP hydrolysis.


    Related Citations: 
    • The 2.2 Angstroms Crystal Structure of Transducin-Alpha Complexed with GTP-Gamma-S
      Noel, J.P.,Hamm, H.E.,Sigler, P.B.
      (1993) Nature 366: 654
    • Structural Determinants for Activation of the Alpha-Subunit of a Heterotrimeric G Protein
      Lambright, D.G.,Noel, J.P.,Hamm, H.E.,Sigler, P.B.
      (1994) Nature 369: 621


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
TRANSDUCIN-ALPHA
A, B, C
324Bos taurusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: GNAT1
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Go to Gene View: GNAT1
Go to UniProtKB:  P04695
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GDP
Query on GDP

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A, B, C
GUANOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O11 P2
QGWNDRXFNXRZMB-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
Query on CA

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A, B, C
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ALF
Query on ALF

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A, B, C
TETRAFLUOROALUMINATE ION
Al F4
UYOMQIYKOOHAMK-UHFFFAOYSA-J
 Ligand Interaction
CAC
Query on CAC

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A, B, C
CACODYLATE ION
dimethylarsinate
C2 H6 As O2
OGGXGZAMXPVRFZ-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.266 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 74.900α = 90.00
b = 108.200β = 111.70
c = 79.000γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
X-PLORmodel building
X-PLORphasing

Structure Validation

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  • Version 1.0: 1995-05-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-29
    Type: Derived calculations, Other