2OWH

Structure of an early-microsecond photolyzed state of CO-bjFixLH


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.301 
  • R-Value Work: 0.238 

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Literature

Time-resolved crystallographic studies of the heme domain of the oxygen sensor FixL: structural dynamics of ligand rebinding and their relation to signal transduction.

Key, J.Srajer, V.Pahl, R.Moffat, K.

(2007) Biochemistry 46: 4706-4715

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi700043c
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  2OWJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The FixL protein of Bradyrhizobium japonicum is a dimeric oxygen sensor responsible for initiating regulation of transcription of genes encoding proteins involved in nitrogen fixation and oxidative stress. It consists of an N-terminal heme-bound PAS ...

    The FixL protein of Bradyrhizobium japonicum is a dimeric oxygen sensor responsible for initiating regulation of transcription of genes encoding proteins involved in nitrogen fixation and oxidative stress. It consists of an N-terminal heme-bound PAS domain, denoted bjFixLH, and a C-terminal histidine kinase domain whose enzymatic activity depends on the ligation state of the heme. To investigate the molecular basis for this dependence and the dynamics associated with conversion between ligated and unligated states, we have conducted time-resolved Laue diffraction studies of CO recombination in bjFixLH. Time-dependent difference Fourier maps from 1 micros to 10 ms after photolysis of the heme-CO bond show movement of the side chain of Leu236 and the H and I beta-strands into the ligand binding pocket formerly occupied by CO. Long-range conformational changes are evident in the protein, driven by relaxation of steric interactions between the bound ligand and amino acid side chains and/or changes in heme stereochemistry. These structural changes fully reverse as CO rebinds to the heme. Spectroscopic measurements of CO recombination kinetics in bjFixLH crystals relate the behavior of crystalline bjFixLH to solution and provide a framework for our time-resolved crystallographic experiments. Analysis of the time-dependent difference Fourier maps by singular value decomposition reveals that only one significant singular value accounts for the data. Thus only two structural states are present, the photolyzed and the CO-bound states. The first left singular vector represents the difference in density between these two states and shows features common to difference maps calculated from the static CO and deoxy states. The first right singular vector represents the time course of this difference density and agrees well with the CO recombination kinetics measured spectroscopically. We refine the structure of the photolyzed state present in the early-microsecond time range and find that it does not differ significantly in conformation from static, deoxy bjFixLH. Thus, structural relaxation from CO-bound to deoxy bjFixLH is complete in less than 1 micros.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Sensor protein fixL
A
116Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens (strain JCM 10833 / IAM 13628 / NBRC 14792 / USDA 110)Gene Names: fixL
EC: 2.7.13.3
Find proteins for P23222 (Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens (strain JCM 10833 / IAM 13628 / NBRC 14792 / USDA 110))
Go to UniProtKB:  P23222
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
HEM
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A
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.301 
  • R-Value Work: 0.238 
  • Space Group: H 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 128.500α = 90.00
b = 128.500β = 90.00
c = 58.400γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-06-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance