2GUV

Conformational Transition between Four- and Five-stranded Phenylalanine Zippers Determined by a Local Packing Interaction


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.199 

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Literature

Conformational Transition between Four and Five-stranded Phenylalanine Zippers Determined by a Local Packing Interaction.

Liu, J.Zheng, Q.Deng, Y.Kallenbach, N.R.Lu, M.

(2006) J Mol Biol 361: 168-179

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2006.05.063
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2GUS, 2GUV

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Alpha-helical coiled coils play a crucial role in mediating specific protein-protein interactions. However, the rules and mechanisms that govern helix-helix association in coiled coils remain incompletely understood. Here we have engineered a seven heptad "Phe-zipper" protein (Phe-14) with phenylalanine residues at all 14 hydrophobic a and d positions, and generated a further variant (Phe-14(M)) in which a single core Phe residue is substituted with Met ...

    Alpha-helical coiled coils play a crucial role in mediating specific protein-protein interactions. However, the rules and mechanisms that govern helix-helix association in coiled coils remain incompletely understood. Here we have engineered a seven heptad "Phe-zipper" protein (Phe-14) with phenylalanine residues at all 14 hydrophobic a and d positions, and generated a further variant (Phe-14(M)) in which a single core Phe residue is substituted with Met. Phe-14 forms a discrete alpha-helical pentamer in aqueous solution, while Phe-14(M) folds into a tetrameric helical structure. X-ray crystal structures reveal that in both the tetramer and the pentamer the a and d side-chains interlock in a classical knobs-into-holes packing to produce parallel coiled-coil structures enclosing large tubular cavities. However, the presence of the Met residue in the apolar interface of the tetramer markedly alters its local coiled-coil conformation and superhelical geometry. Thus, short-range interactions involving the Met side-chain serve to preferentially select for tetramer formation, either by inhibiting a nucleation step essential for pentamer folding or by abrogating an intermediate required to form the pentamer. Although specific trigger sequences have not been clearly identified in dimeric coiled coils, higher-order coiled coils, as well as other oligomeric multi-protein complexes, may require such sequences to nucleate and direct their assembly.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Major outer membrane lipoproteinA, B, C, D, E56Escherichia coliMutation(s): 14 
Gene Names: lppmlpAmulI
UniProt
Find proteins for P69776 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P69776
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UniProt GroupP69776
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.199 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 32.89α = 90
b = 48.847β = 100.53
c = 68.331γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
ADSCdata collection
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2006-07-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2021-10-20
    Changes: Database references