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Crystal structure of Human Ferritin H8 as biotemplate for noble metal nanoparticle synthesis


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.72 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 

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Literature

Directing noble metal ion chemistry within a designed ferritin protein

Butts, C.A.Swift, J.Kang, S.G.Di Costanzo, L.Christianson, D.W.Saven, J.G.Dmochowski, I.J.

(2008) Biochemistry 47: 12729-12739

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi8016735
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Human H ferritin (HuHF) assembles from 24 four-helix bundles to form an approximately 500 kDa protein with an 8 nm internal cavity. HuHF provides a useful model for studying the transport of metal ions in solution to buried reaction sites in proteins ...

    Human H ferritin (HuHF) assembles from 24 four-helix bundles to form an approximately 500 kDa protein with an 8 nm internal cavity. HuHF provides a useful model for studying the transport of metal ions in solution to buried reaction sites in proteins. In this study, HuHF was redesigned to facilitate noble metal ion (Au(3+), Ag(+)) binding, reduction, and nanoparticle formation within the cavity. Computationally determined amino acid substitutions were targeted at four external and four internal surface sites. A variant with a total of 96 cysteines and histidines removed from the exterior surface and 96 non-native cysteines added to the interior surface retained wild-type stability and structure, as confirmed by X-ray crystallography, and promoted the formation of silver or gold nanoparticles within the protein cavity. Crystallographic studies with HuHF variants provide insight into how ferritins control access of metal ions to interior residues that perform chemistry.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 231 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6323, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ferritin heavy chain
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L
176Homo sapiensMutation(s): 8 
Gene Names: FTH1 (FTH, FTHL6)
EC: 1.16.3.1
Find proteins for P02794 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P02794
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A, B, G, H, I
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
Query on CA

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A, B, G, H
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MPD
Query on MPD

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B, C, E, F, H, I, L
(4S)-2-METHYL-2,4-PENTANEDIOL
C6 H14 O2
SVTBMSDMJJWYQN-YFKPBYRVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.72 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • Space Group: P 4 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 171.294α = 90.00
b = 171.294β = 90.00
c = 190.455γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
ADSCdata collection
HKL-2000data reduction
PHASERphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-07-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance