2HAU

Apo-Human Serum Transferrin (Non-Glycosylated)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.324 
  • R-Value Work: 0.273 

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Literature

The Crystal Structure of Iron-free Human Serum Transferrin Provides Insight into Inter-lobe Communication and Receptor Binding.

Wally, J.Halbrooks, P.J.Vonrhein, C.Rould, M.A.Everse, S.J.Mason, A.B.Buchanan, S.K.

(2006) J.Biol.Chem. 281: 24934-24944

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M604592200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Serum transferrin reversibly binds iron in each of two lobes and delivers it to cells by a receptor-mediated, pH-dependent process. The binding and release of iron result in a large conformational change in which two subdomains in each lobe close or ...

    Serum transferrin reversibly binds iron in each of two lobes and delivers it to cells by a receptor-mediated, pH-dependent process. The binding and release of iron result in a large conformational change in which two subdomains in each lobe close or open with a rigid twisting motion around a hinge. We report the structure of human serum transferrin (hTF) lacking iron (apo-hTF), which was independently determined by two methods: 1) the crystal structure of recombinant non-glycosylated apo-hTF was solved at 2.7-A resolution using a multiple wavelength anomalous dispersion phasing strategy, by substituting the nine methionines in hTF with selenomethionine and 2) the structure of glycosylated apo-hTF (isolated from serum) was determined to a resolution of 2.7A by molecular replacement using the human apo-N-lobe and the rabbit holo-C1-subdomain as search models. These two crystal structures are essentially identical. They represent the first published model for full-length human transferrin and reveal that, in contrast to family members (human lactoferrin and hen ovotransferrin), both lobes are almost equally open: 59.4 degrees and 49.5 degrees rotations are required to open the N- and C-lobes, respectively (compared with closed pig TF). Availability of this structure is critical to a complete understanding of the metal binding properties of each lobe of hTF; the apo-hTF structure suggests that differences in the hinge regions of the N- and C-lobes may influence the rates of iron binding and release. In addition, we evaluate potential interactions between apo-hTF and the human transferrin receptor.


    Organizational Affiliation

    NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Serotransferrin
A, B
676Homo sapiensMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: TF
Find proteins for P02787 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: TF
Go to UniProtKB:  P02787
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CIT
Query on CIT

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A, B
CITRIC ACID
C6 H8 O7
KRKNYBCHXYNGOX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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A, B
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
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: 0.273 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 87.996α = 90.00
b = 102.159β = 90.00
c = 197.044γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SHARPphasing
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-06-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance