2ZON

Crystal structure of electron transfer complex of nitrite reductase with cytochrome c


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.195 
  • R-Value Work: 0.162 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.165 

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Literature

Structural basis of inter-protein electron transfer for nitrite reduction in denitrification

Nojiri, M.Koteishi, H.Nakagami, T.Kobayashi, K.Inoue, T.Yamaguchi, K.Suzuki, S.

(2009) Nature 462: 117-120

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature08507
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2ZON

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Recent earth science studies have pointed out that massive acceleration of the global nitrogen cycle by anthropogenic addition of bio-available nitrogen has led to a host of environmental problems. Nitrous oxide (N(2)O) is a greenhouse gas that is an ...

    Recent earth science studies have pointed out that massive acceleration of the global nitrogen cycle by anthropogenic addition of bio-available nitrogen has led to a host of environmental problems. Nitrous oxide (N(2)O) is a greenhouse gas that is an intermediate during the biological process known as denitrification. Copper-containing nitrite reductase (CuNIR) is a key enzyme in the process; it produces a precursor for N(2)O by catalysing the one-electron reduction of nitrite (NO2-) to nitric oxide (NO). The reduction step is performed by an efficient electron-transfer reaction with a redox-partner protein. However, details of the mechanism during the electron-transfer reaction are still unknown. Here we show the high-resolution crystal structure of the electron-transfer complex for CuNIR with its cognate cytochrome c as the electron donor. The hydrophobic electron-transfer path is formed at the docking interface by desolvation owing to close contact between the two proteins. Structural analysis of the interface highlights an essential role for the loop region with a hydrophobic patch for protein-protein recognition; it also shows how interface construction allows the variation in atomic components to achieve diverse biological electron transfers.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan. nojiri@ch.wani.osaka-u.ac.jp



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Dissimilatory copper-containing nitrite reductaseABC336Achromobacter xylosoxidansMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: nirnirKERS451415_02178
EC: 1.7.2.1
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
cytochrome c551G87Achromobacter xylosoxidansMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.195 
  • R-Value Work: 0.162 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.165 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 63.345α = 90
b = 103.942β = 90
c = 163.144γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-06-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2013-09-18
    Changes: Derived calculations