2PEN

Crystal structure of RbcX, crystal form I


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.240 

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Literature

Structure and Function of RbcX, an Assembly Chaperone for Hexadecameric Rubisco.

Saschenbrecker, S.Bracher, A.Rao, K.V.Rao, B.V.Hartl, F.U.Hayer-Hartl, M.

(2007) Cell 129: 1189-1200

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.04.025
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
  • Also Cited By: 3RG6

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • After folding, many proteins must assemble into oligomeric complexes to become biologically active. Here we describe the role of RbcX as an assembly chaperone of ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco), the enzyme responsible for the fi ...

    After folding, many proteins must assemble into oligomeric complexes to become biologically active. Here we describe the role of RbcX as an assembly chaperone of ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco), the enzyme responsible for the fixation of atmospheric carbon dioxide. In cyanobacteria and plants, Rubisco is an approximately 520 kDa complex composed of eight large subunits (RbcL) and eight small subunits (RbcS). We found that cyanobacterial RbcX functions downstream of chaperonin-mediated RbcL folding in promoting the formation of RbcL(8) core complexes. Structural analysis revealed that the 15 kDa RbcX forms a homodimer with two cooperating RbcL-binding regions. A central cleft specifically binds the exposed C-terminal peptide of RbcL subunits, enabling a peripheral surface of RbcX to mediate RbcL(8) assembly. Due to the dynamic nature of these interactions, RbcX is readily displaced from RbcL(8) complexes by RbcS, producing the active enzyme. The strategies employed by RbcX in achieving substrate specificity and efficient product release may be generally relevant in assisted assembly reactions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Cellular Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ORF134
A, B, C, D, E, F
134Synechococcus sp. (strain ATCC 27264 / PCC 7002 / PR-6)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rbcX
Find proteins for Q44177 (Synechococcus sp. (strain ATCC 27264 / PCC 7002 / PR-6))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q44177
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.240 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 93.335α = 90.00
b = 93.335β = 90.00
c = 411.990γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SOLVEphasing
REFMACrefinement
SCALAdata scaling
MAR345data collection
RESOLVEphasing
MOSFLMdata reduction
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-07-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-18
    Type: Refinement description