2J9C

Structure of GlnK1 with bound effectors indicates regulatory mechanism for ammonia uptake


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.187 
  • R-Value Work: 0.143 

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Literature

Structure of Glnk1 with Bound Effectors Indicates Regulatory Mechanism for Ammonia Uptake.

Yildiz, O.Kalthoff, C.Raunser, S.Kuhlbrandt, W.

(2007) Embo J. 26: 589

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601492
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  2J9D, 2J9E

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • A binary complex of the ammonia channel Amt1 from Methanococcus jannaschii and its cognate P(II) signalling protein GlnK1 has been produced and characterized. Complex formation is prevented specifically by the effector molecules Mg-ATP and 2-ketoglut ...

    A binary complex of the ammonia channel Amt1 from Methanococcus jannaschii and its cognate P(II) signalling protein GlnK1 has been produced and characterized. Complex formation is prevented specifically by the effector molecules Mg-ATP and 2-ketoglutarate. Single-particle electron microscopy of the complex shows that GlnK1 binds on the cytoplasmic side of Amt1. Three high-resolution X-ray structures of GlnK1 indicate that the functionally important T-loop has an extended, flexible conformation in the absence of Mg-ATP, but assumes a compact, tightly folded conformation upon Mg-ATP binding, which in turn creates a 2-ketoglutarate-binding site. We propose a regulatory mechanism by which nitrogen uptake is controlled by the binding of both effector molecules to GlnK1. At normal effector levels, a 2-ketoglutarate molecule binding at the apex of the compact T-loop would prevent complex formation, ensuring uninhibited ammonia uptake. At low levels of Mg-ATP, the extended loops would seal the ammonia channels in the complex. Binding of both effector molecules to P(II) signalling proteins may thus represent an effective feedback mechanism for regulating ammonium uptake through the membrane.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HYPOTHETICAL NITROGEN REGULATORY PII-LIKE PROTEIN MJ0059
A, B, C
119Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (strain ATCC 43067 / DSM 2661 / JAL-1 / JCM 10045 / NBRC 100440)N/A
Find proteins for Q60381 (Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (strain ATCC 43067 / DSM 2661 / JAL-1 / JCM 10045 / NBRC 100440))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q60381
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ATP
Query on ATP

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A, B, C
ADENOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O13 P3
ZKHQWZAMYRWXGA-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ACT
Query on ACT

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A, C
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
CL
Query on CL

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A, B, C
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
Query on EDO

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A, B, C
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
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A, B, C
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.187 
  • R-Value Work: 0.143 
  • Space Group: P 63
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 122.700α = 90.00
b = 122.700β = 90.00
c = 45.700γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction
PHASERphasing
XSCALEdata scaling

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2007-01-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance