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The structure of hemoglobin from the botfly Gasterophilus intestinalis


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 

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Literature

Modulation of Oxygen Binding to Insect Hemoglobins: The Structure of Hemoglobin from the Botfly Gasterophilus Intestinalis.

Pesce, A.Nardini, M.Dewilde, S.Hoogewijs, D.Ascenzi, P.Moens, L.Bolognesi, M.

(2005) Protein Sci. 14: 3057

  • DOI: 10.1110/ps.051742605

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Hemoglobins (Hbs) reversibly bind gaseous diatomic ligands (e.g., O2) as the sixth heme axial ligand of the penta-coordinate deoxygenated form. Selected members of the Hb superfamily, however, display a functionally relevant hexa-coordinate heme Fe a ...

    Hemoglobins (Hbs) reversibly bind gaseous diatomic ligands (e.g., O2) as the sixth heme axial ligand of the penta-coordinate deoxygenated form. Selected members of the Hb superfamily, however, display a functionally relevant hexa-coordinate heme Fe atom in their deoxygenated state. Endogenous heme hexa-coordination is generally provided in these Hbs by the E7 residue (often His), which thus modulates accessibility to the heme distal pocket and reactivity of the heme toward exogenous ligands. Such a pivotal role of the E7 residue is prominently shown by analysis of the functional and structural properties of insect Hbs. Here, we report the 2.6 A crystal structure of oxygenated Gasterophilus intestinalis Hb1, a Hb known to display a penta-coordinate heme in the deoxygenated form. The structure is analyzed in comparison with those of Drosophila melanogaster Hb, exhibiting a hexa-coordinate heme in its deoxygenated derivative, and of Chironomus thummi thummi HbIII, which displays a penta-coordinate heme in the deoxygenated form. Despite evident structural differences in the heme distal pockets, the distinct molecular mechanisms regulating O2 binding to the three insect Hbs result in similar O(2 affinities (P50 values ranging between 0.12 torr and 0.46 torr).


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Milano, Via Celoria 26, I-20131 Milano, Italy.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HEMOGLOBIN
A, B
151Gasterophilus intestinalisMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: glob1
Find proteins for O96457 (Gasterophilus intestinalis)
Go to UniProtKB:  O96457
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
OXY
Query on OXY

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A, B
OXYGEN MOLECULE
O2
MYMOFIZGZYHOMD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
HEM
Query on HEM

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A, B
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 
  • Space Group: P 31
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 47.697α = 90.00
b = 47.697β = 90.00
c = 145.245γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
SCALAdata scaling
MOSFLMdata reduction

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-11-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance