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Solution structure of chicken villin headpiece subdomain containing a fluorinated side chain in the core


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Solution structure of a small protein containing a fluorinated side chain in the core.

Cornilescu, G.Hadley, E.B.Woll, M.G.Markley, J.L.Gellman, S.H.Cornilescu, C.C.

(2007) Protein Sci. 16: 14-19

  • DOI: 10.1110/ps.062557707

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We report the first high-resolution structure for a protein containing a fluorinated side chain. Recently we carried out a systematic evaluation of phenylalanine to pentafluorophenylalanine (Phe --> F(5)-Phe) mutants for the 35-residue chicken villin ...

    We report the first high-resolution structure for a protein containing a fluorinated side chain. Recently we carried out a systematic evaluation of phenylalanine to pentafluorophenylalanine (Phe --> F(5)-Phe) mutants for the 35-residue chicken villin headpiece subdomain (c-VHP), the hydrophobic core of which features a cluster of three Phe side chains (residues 6, 10, and 17). Phe --> F(5)-Phe mutations are interesting because aryl-perfluoroaryl interactions of optimal geometry are intrinsically more favorable than either aryl-aryl or perfluoroaryl-perfluoroaryl interactions, and because perfluoroaryl units are more hydrophobic than are analogous aryl units. Only one mutation, Phe10 --> F(5)-Phe, was found to provide enhanced tertiary structural stability relative to the native core (by approximately 1 kcal/mol, according to guanidinium chloride denaturation studies). The NMR structure of this mutant, described here, reveals very little variation in backbone conformation or side chain packing relative to the wild type. Thus, although Phe --> F(5)-Phe mutations offer the possibility of greater tertiary structural stability from side chain-side chain attraction and/or side chain desolvation, the constraints associated with the native c-VHP fold apparently prevent the modified polypeptide from taking advantage of this possibility. Our findings are important because they complement several studies that have shown that fluorination of saturated side chain carbon atoms can provide enhanced conformational stability.


    Organizational Affiliation

    NMRFAM, Department of biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Villin-1
A
35Gallus gallusGene Names: VIL1 (VIL)
Find proteins for P02640 (Gallus gallus)
Go to Gene View: VIL1
Go to UniProtKB:  P02640
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
PF5
Query on PF5
A
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC9 H6 F5 N O2PHE
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-10-17
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance