2DPF

Crystal Structure of curculin1 homodimer


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.221 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.221 

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Literature

Curculin Exhibits Sweet-tasting and Taste-modifying Activities through Its Distinct Molecular Surfaces.

Kurimoto, E.Suzuki, M.Amemiya, E.Yamaguchi, Y.Nirasawa, S.Shimba, N.Xu, N.Kashiwagi, T.Kawai, M.Suzuki, E.Kato, K.

(2007) J Biol Chem 282: 33252-33256

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.C700174200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2DPF

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Curculin isolated from Curculigo latifolia, a plant grown in Malaysia, has an intriguing property of modifying sour taste into sweet taste. In addition to this taste-modifying activity, curculin itself elicits a sweet taste. Although these activities ...

    Curculin isolated from Curculigo latifolia, a plant grown in Malaysia, has an intriguing property of modifying sour taste into sweet taste. In addition to this taste-modifying activity, curculin itself elicits a sweet taste. Although these activities have been attributed to the heterodimeric isoform and not homodimers of curculin, the underlying mechanisms for the dual action of this protein have been largely unknown. To identify critical sites for these activities, we performed a mutational and structural study of recombinant curculin. Based on the comparison of crystal structures of curculin homo- and heterodimers, a series of mutants was designed and subjected to tasting assays. Mapping of amino acid residues on the three-dimensional structure according to their mutational effects revealed that the curculin heterodimer exhibits sweet-tasting and taste-modifying activities through its partially overlapping but distinct molecular surfaces. These findings suggest that the two activities of the curculin heterodimer are expressed through its two different modes of interactions with the T1R2-T1R3 heterodimeric sweet taste receptor.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, 3-1 Tanabe-dori, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8603, Japan.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
CurculinA, B, C, D115Molineria latifoliaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CUR09CUR37
Find proteins for P19667 (Molineria latifolia)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P19667
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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C, D
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.221 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.221 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 51.996α = 90
b = 54.249β = 104.12
c = 84.055γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
CrystalCleardata reduction
d*TREKdata scaling
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-05-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2007-11-20
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Derived calculations, Version format compliance