1TTT

Phe-tRNA, elongation factoR EF-TU:GDPNP ternary complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.290 
  • R-Value Work: 0.206 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the ternary complex of Phe-tRNAPhe, EF-Tu, and a GTP analog.

Nissen, P.Kjeldgaard, M.Thirup, S.Polekhina, G.Reshetnikova, L.Clark, B.F.Nyborg, J.

(1995) Science 270: 1464-1472

  • DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5241.1464
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The structure of the ternary complex consisting of yeast phenylalanyl-transfer RNA (Phe-tRNAPhe), Thermus aquaticus elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu), and the guanosine triphosphate (GTP) analog GDPNP was determined by x-ray crystallography at 2.7 angstro ...

    The structure of the ternary complex consisting of yeast phenylalanyl-transfer RNA (Phe-tRNAPhe), Thermus aquaticus elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu), and the guanosine triphosphate (GTP) analog GDPNP was determined by x-ray crystallography at 2.7 angstrom resolution. The ternary complex participates in placing the amino acids in their correct order when messenger RNA is translated into a protein sequence on the ribosome. The EF-Tu-GDPNP component binds to one side of the acceptor helix of Phe-tRNAPhe involving all three domains of EF-Tu. Binding sites for the phenylalanylated CCA end and the phosphorylated 5' end are located at domain interfaces, whereas the T stem interacts with the surface of the beta-barrel domain 3. The binding involves many conserved residues in EF-Tu. The overall shape of the ternary complex is similar to that of the translocation factor, EF-G-GDP, and this suggests a novel mechanism involving "molecular mimicry" in the translational apparatus.


    Related Citations: 
    • Purification and Crystallization of the Ternary Complex of Elongation Factor TU:GTP and Phe-tRNA(Phe)
      Nissen, P., Reshetnikova, L., Siboska, G., Polekhina, G., Thirup, S., Kjeldgaard, M., Clark, B.F., Nyborg, J.
      (1994) FEBS Lett 356: 165
    • The Crystal Structure of Elongation Factor EF-TU from Thermus Aquaticus in the GTP Conformation
      Kjeldgaard, M., Nissen, P., Thirup, S., Nyborg, J.
      (1993) Structure 1: 35

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biostructural Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
OF ELONGATION FACTOR TU (EF-TU)A, B, C405Thermus aquaticusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: tuftufA
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  • Reference Sequence

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
TRANSFER RIBONUCLEIC ACID (YEAST, PHE)D, E, F76N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GNP
Query on GNP

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A, B, C
PHOSPHOAMINOPHOSPHONIC ACID-GUANYLATE ESTER
C10 H17 N6 O13 P3
UQABYHGXWYXDTK-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
PHE
Query on PHE

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D, E, F
PHENYLALANINE
C9 H11 N O2
COLNVLDHVKWLRT-QMMMGPOBSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A, B, C, D, E, F
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.290 
  • R-Value Work: 0.206 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 206.835α = 90
b = 122.354β = 126.3
c = 151.552γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
TNTrefinement
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1996-12-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-22
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance