1W92

The structure of carbomonoxy murine neuroglobin reveals a heme- sliding mechanism for affinity regulation


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.220 
  • R-Value Work: 0.260 

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Literature

The Structure of Carbonmonoxy Neuroglobin Reveals a Heme-Sliding Mechanism for Control of Ligand Affinity

Vallone, B.Nienhaus, K.Matthes, A.Brunori, M.Nienhaus, G.U.

(2004) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 101: 17351

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0407633101

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Neuroglobin (Ngb), a globular heme protein expressed in the brain of vertebrates, binds oxygen reversibly, with an affinity comparable to myoglobin (Mb). Despite low sequence identity, the overall 3D fold of Ngb and Mb is very similar. Unlike in Mb, ...

    Neuroglobin (Ngb), a globular heme protein expressed in the brain of vertebrates, binds oxygen reversibly, with an affinity comparable to myoglobin (Mb). Despite low sequence identity, the overall 3D fold of Ngb and Mb is very similar. Unlike in Mb, in Ngb the sixth coordination position of the heme iron is occupied by the distal histidine, in the absence of an exogenous ligand. Endogenous ligation has been proposed as a unique mechanism for affinity regulation and ligand discrimination in heme proteins. This peculiarity might be related to the still-unknown physiological function of Ngb. Here, we present the x-ray structure of CO-bound ferrous murine Ngb at 1.7 A and a comparison with the 1.5-A structure of ferric bis-histidine Ngb. We have also used Fourier transform IR spectroscopy of WT and mutant CO-ligated Ngb to examine structural heterogeneity in the active site. Upon CO binding, the distal histidine retains (by and large) its position, whereas the heme group slides deeper into a preformed crevice, thereby reshaping the large cavity ( approximately 290 A(3)) connecting the distal and proximal heme sides with the bulk. The heme relocation is accompanied by a significant decrease of structural disorder, especially of the EF loop, which may be the signal whereby Ngb communicates hypoxic conditions. This unexpected structural change unveils a heme-sliding mechanism of affinity control that may be of significance to understanding Ngb's role in the pathophysiology of the brain.


    Related Citations: 
    • The Structure of Murine Neuroglobin: Novel Pathways for Ligand Migration and Binding
      Vallone, B.,Nienhaus, K.,Brunori, M.,Nienhaus, G.U.
      (2004) Proteins 56: 85


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemical Sciences and Istituto Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, University of Rome La Sapienza, Piazzale A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
NEUROGLOBIN
A
151Mus musculusMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: Ngb
Find proteins for Q9ER97 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9ER97
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
HEM
Query on HEM

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A
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
CMO
Query on CMO

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A
CARBON MONOXIDE
C O
UGFAIRIUMAVXCW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.220 
  • R-Value Work: 0.260 
  • Space Group: H 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 88.373α = 90.00
b = 88.373β = 90.00
c = 110.983γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-11-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-12-28
    Type: Database references, Derived calculations, Non-polymer description, Other, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2019-05-22
    Type: Data collection, Other, Refinement description