Crystal structure of the human Hsp70 ATPase domain in the apo form

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.193 

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Direct inter-subdomain interactions switch between the closed and open forms of the Hsp70 nucleotide-binding domain in the nucleotide-free state.

Shida, M.Arakawa, A.Ishii, R.Kishishita, S.Takagi, T.Kukimoto-Niino, M.Sugano, S.Tanaka, A.Shirouzu, M.Yokoyama, S.

(2010) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 66: 223-232

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S0907444909053979
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2E88, 2E8A

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The 70 kDa heat-shock proteins (Hsp70s) are highly conserved chaperones that are involved in several cellular processes, such as protein folding, disaggregation and translocation. In this study, the crystal structures of the human Hsp70 nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) fragment were determined in the nucleotide-free state and in complex with adenosine 5'-(beta,gamma-imido)triphosphate (AMPPNP). The structure of the nucleotide-free NBD fragment is similar to that of the AMPPNP-bound NBD fragment and is designated as the ;closed form'. In the nucleotide-free NBD fragment the closed form is intrinsically supported through interactions between Tyr15, Lys56 and Glu268 which connect subdomains IA, IB and IIB at the centre of the protein. Interaction with the substrate-binding domain (SBD) of Hsp70 or the BAG domain of BAG1 impairs this subdomain connection and triggers the rotation of subdomain IIA around a hydrophobic helix from subdomain IA. The subdomain rotation is limited by Asp199 and Asp206 from subdomain IIA and clearly defines the open form of the NBD. The open form is further stabilized by a new interaction between Gly230 from subdomain IIB and Ser340 from subdomain IIA. The structure of the NBD in the nucleotide-free state is determined by switching of the inter-subdomain interactions.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Heat shock 70kDa protein 1A391Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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Ligands 1 Unique
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B [auth A]ZINC ION
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.193 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 46.01α = 90
b = 62.12β = 90
c = 143.07γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2008-01-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2023-10-25
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Refinement description