2IBP

Crystal Structure of Citrate Synthase from Pyrobaculum aerophilum


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.190 
  • R-Value Work: 0.158 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.159 

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Literature

Discovery of a thermophilic protein complex stabilized by topologically interlinked chains.

Boutz, D.R.Cascio, D.Whitelegge, J.Perry, L.J.Yeates, T.O.

(2007) J Mol Biol 368: 1332-1344

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.02.078
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2IBP

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • A growing number of organisms have been discovered inhabiting extreme environments, including temperatures in excess of 100 degrees C. How cellular proteins from such organisms retain their native folds under extreme conditions is still not fully understood ...

    A growing number of organisms have been discovered inhabiting extreme environments, including temperatures in excess of 100 degrees C. How cellular proteins from such organisms retain their native folds under extreme conditions is still not fully understood. Recent computational and structural studies have identified disulfide bonding as an important mechanism for stabilizing intracellular proteins in certain thermophilic microbes. Here, we present the first proteomic analysis of intracellular disulfide bonding in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrobaculum aerophilum. Our study reveals that the utilization of disulfide bonds extends beyond individual proteins to include many protein-protein complexes. We report the 1.6 A crystal structure of one such complex, a citrate synthase homodimer. The structure contains two intramolecular disulfide bonds, one per subunit, which result in the cyclization of each protein chain in such a way that the two chains are topologically interlinked, rendering them inseparable. This unusual feature emphasizes the variety and sophistication of the molecular mechanisms that can be achieved by evolution.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Molecular Biology Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Citrate synthaseA, B409Pyrobaculum aerophilum str. IM2Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: PAE1689
EC: 2.3.3.1 (PDB Primary Data), 2.3.3.16 (UniProt)
Find proteins for Q8ZWP2 (Pyrobaculum aerophilum (strain ATCC 51768 / IM2 / DSM 7523 / JCM 9630 / NBRC 100827))
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACT
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C [auth A], E [auth B]ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
MG
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D [auth A], F [auth B]MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.190 
  • R-Value Work: 0.158 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.159 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 64.418α = 90
b = 89.803β = 90
c = 146.331γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
BOSdata collection
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2007-05-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance