1W26

Trigger Factor in Complex with the Ribosome forms a Molecular Cradle for Nascent Proteins


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.324 
  • R-Value Work: 0.241 

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Literature

Trigger Factor in Complex with the Ribosome Forms a Molecular Cradle for Nascent Proteins

Ferbitz, L.Maier, T.Patzelt, H.Bukau, B.Deuerling, E.Ban, N.

(2004) Nature 431: 590

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature02899
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1W2B

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • During protein biosynthesis, nascent polypeptide chains that emerge from the ribosomal exit tunnel encounter ribosome-associated chaperones, which assist their folding to the native state. Here we present a 2.7 A crystal structure of Escherichia coli ...

    During protein biosynthesis, nascent polypeptide chains that emerge from the ribosomal exit tunnel encounter ribosome-associated chaperones, which assist their folding to the native state. Here we present a 2.7 A crystal structure of Escherichia coli trigger factor, the best-characterized chaperone of this type, together with the structure of its ribosome-binding domain in complex with the Haloarcula marismortui large ribosomal subunit. Trigger factor adopts a unique conformation resembling a crouching dragon with separated domains forming the amino-terminal ribosome-binding 'tail', the peptidyl-prolyl isomerase 'head', the carboxy-terminal 'arms' and connecting regions building up the 'back'. From its attachment point on the ribosome, trigger factor projects the extended domains over the exit of the ribosomal tunnel, creating a protected folding space where nascent polypeptides may be shielded from proteases and aggregation. This study sheds new light on our understanding of co-translational protein folding, and suggests an unexpected mechanism of action for ribosome-associated chaperones.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institut für Molekularbiologie und Biophysik, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Hönggerberg (ETH Zürich), HPK Gebäude, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
TRIGGER FACTOR
A, B
432Escherichia coli (strain K12)Gene Names: tig
EC: 5.2.1.8
Find proteins for P0A850 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A850
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.324 
  • R-Value Work: 0.241 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 100.251α = 90.00
b = 47.415β = 113.66
c = 114.831γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-09-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance