Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.7 Å

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Structure of bacteriophage T4 lysozyme refined at 1.7 A resolution.

Weaver, L.H.Matthews, B.W.

(1987) J.Mol.Biol. 193: 189-199

  • Also Cited By: 1JQU, 1LLH

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The structure of the lysozyme from bacteriophage T4 has been refined at 1.7 A resolution to a crystallographic residual of 19.3%. The final model has bond lengths and bond angles that differ from "ideal" values by 0.019 A and 2.7 degrees, respectivel ...

    The structure of the lysozyme from bacteriophage T4 has been refined at 1.7 A resolution to a crystallographic residual of 19.3%. The final model has bond lengths and bond angles that differ from "ideal" values by 0.019 A and 2.7 degrees, respectively. The crystals are grown from electron-dense phosphate solutions and the use of an appropriate solvent continuum substantially improved the agreement between the observed and calculated structure factors at low resolution. Apart from changes in the conformations of some side-chains, the refinement confirms the structure of the molecule as initially derived from a 2.4 A resolution electron density map. There are 118 well-ordered solvent molecules that are associated with the T4 lysozyme molecule in the crystal. Four of these are more-or-less buried. There is a clustering of water molecules within the active site cleft but, other than this, the solvent molecules are dispersed around the surface of the molecule and do not aggregate into ice-like structures or pentagonal or hexagonal clusters. The apparent motion of T4 lysozyme in the crystal can be interpreted in terms of significant interdomain motion corresponding to an opening and closing of the active site cleft. For the amino-terminal domain the motion can be described equally well (correlation coefficients approx. 0.87) as quasi-rigid-body motion either about a point or about an axis of rotation. The motion in the crystals of the carboxy-terminal domain is best described as rotation about an axis (correlation coefficient 0.80) although in this case the apparent motion seems to be influenced in part by crystal contacts and may be of questionable relevance to dynamics in solution.

    Related Citations: 
    • Structure of the Lysozyme from Bacteriophage T4, an Electron Density Map at 2.4 Angstroms Resolution
      Remington, S.J.,Anderson, W.F.,Owen, J.,Teneyck, L.F.,Grainger, C.T.,Matthews, B.W.
      (1978) J.Mol.Biol. 118: 81
    • Atomic Coordinates for T4 Phage Lysozyme
      Remington, S.J.,Teneyck, L.F.,Matthews, B.W.
      (1977) Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun. 75: 265
    • Relation between Hen Egg White Lysozyme and Bacteriophage T4 Lysozyme. Evolutionary Implications
      Matthews, B.W.,Remington, S.J.,Gruetter, M.G.,Anderson, W.F.
      (1981) J.Mol.Biol. 147: 545
    • The Three Dimensional Structure of the Lysozyme from Bacteriophage T4
      Matthews, B.W.,Remington, S.J.
      (1974) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 71: 4178
    • Comparison of the Predicted and Observed Secondary Structure of T4 Phage Lysozyme
      Matthews, B.W.
      (1975) Biochim.Biophys.Acta 405: 442
    • Common Precursor of Lysozymes of Hen Egg-White and Bacteriophage T4
      Matthews, B.W.,Gruetter, M.G.,Anderson, W.F.,Remington, S.J.
      (1981) Nature 290: 334
    • Temperature-Sensitive Mutations of Bacteriophage T4 Lysozyme Occur at Sites with Low Mobility and Low Solvent Accessibility in the Folded Protein
      Alber, T.,Dao-Pin, S.,Nye, J.A.,Muchmore, D.C.,Matthews, B.W.
      (1987) Biochemistry 26: 3754
    • Crystallographic Data for Lysozyme from Bacteriophage T4
      Matthews, B.W.,Dahlquist, F.W.,Maynard, A.Y.
      (1973) J.Mol.Biol. 78: 575
    • Crystallographic Determination of the Mode of Binding of Oligosaccharides to T4 Bacteriophage Lysozyme. Implications for the Mechanism of Catalysis
      Anderson, W.F.,Gruetter, M.G.,Remington, S.J.,Weaver, L.H.,Matthews, B.W.
      (1981) J.Mol.Biol. 147: 523


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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
164Enterobacteria phage T4Gene Names: E
Find proteins for P00720 (Enterobacteria phage T4)
Go to UniProtKB:  P00720
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 61.200α = 90.00
b = 61.200β = 90.00
c = 96.800γ = 120.00
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  • Version 1.0: 1986-10-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
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  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
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  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-29
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