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Crystal Structure of Trichoplusia ni secreted ferritin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.91 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.194 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 

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Literature

Crystal structure of a secreted insect ferritin reveals a symmetrical arrangement of heavy and light chains.

Hamburger, A.E.West, A.P.Hamburger, Z.A.Hamburger, P.Bjorkman, P.J.

(2005) J.Mol.Biol. 349: 558-569

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2005.03.074

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ferritins are iron storage proteins made of 24 subunits forming a hollow spherical shell. Vertebrate ferritins contain varying ratios of heavy (H) and light (L) chains; however, known ferritin structures include only one type of chain and have octahe ...

    Ferritins are iron storage proteins made of 24 subunits forming a hollow spherical shell. Vertebrate ferritins contain varying ratios of heavy (H) and light (L) chains; however, known ferritin structures include only one type of chain and have octahedral symmetry. Here, we report the 1.9A structure of a secreted insect ferritin from Trichoplusia ni, which reveals equal numbers of H and L chains arranged with tetrahedral symmetry. The H/L-chain interface includes complementary features responsible for ordered assembly of the subunits. The H chain contains a ferroxidase active site resembling that of vertebrate H chains with an endogenous, bound iron atom. The L chain lacks the residues that form a putative iron core nucleation site in vertebrate L chains. Instead, a possible nucleation site is observed at the L chain 3-fold pore. The structure also reveals inter- and intrasubunit disulfide bonds, mostly in the extended N-terminal regions unique to insect ferritins. The symmetrical arrangement of H and L chains and the disulfide crosslinks reflect adaptations of insect ferritin to its role as a secreted protein.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Biology 114-96, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ferritin light chain
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L
212Trichoplusia niMutation(s): 0 
EC: 1.16.3.1
Find proteins for Q52SA8 (Trichoplusia ni)
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ferritin heavy chain
M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X
191Trichoplusia niMutation(s): 0 
EC: 1.16.3.1
Find proteins for Q52SA9 (Trichoplusia ni)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q52SA9
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CA
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A, B, C, F
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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FE
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A, B, C, F, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X
FE (III) ION
Fe
VTLYFUHAOXGGBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.91 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.194 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 206.880α = 90.00
b = 145.697β = 94.93
c = 209.158γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction
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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2005-05-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance