3CG1

Crystal structure of P. furiosus periplasmic binding protein ModA/WtpA with bound tungstate


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.205 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 

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Literature

Distorted octahedral coordination of tungstate in a subfamily of specific binding proteins.

Hollenstein, K.Comellas-Bigler, M.Bevers, L.E.Feiters, M.C.Meyer-Klaucke, W.Hagedoorn, P.L.Locher, K.P.

(2009) J.Biol.Inorg.Chem. 14: 663-672

  • DOI: 10.1007/s00775-009-0479-7
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacteria and archaea import molybdenum and tungsten from the environment in the form of the oxyanions molybdate (MoO(4) (2-)) and tungstate (WO(4) (2-)). These substrates are captured by an external, high-affinity binding protein, and delivered to AT ...

    Bacteria and archaea import molybdenum and tungsten from the environment in the form of the oxyanions molybdate (MoO(4) (2-)) and tungstate (WO(4) (2-)). These substrates are captured by an external, high-affinity binding protein, and delivered to ATP binding cassette transporters, which move them across the cell membrane. We have recently reported a crystal structure of the molybdate/tungstate binding protein ModA/WtpA from Archaeoglobus fulgidus, which revealed an octahedrally coordinated central metal atom. By contrast, the previously determined structures of three bacterial homologs showed tetracoordinate molybdenum and tungsten atoms in their binding pockets. Until then, coordination numbers above four had only been found for molybdenum/tungsten in metalloenzymes where these metal atoms are part of the catalytic cofactors and coordinated by mostly non-oxygen ligands. We now report a high-resolution structure of A. fulgidus ModA/WtpA, as well as crystal structures of four additional homologs, all bound to tungstate. These crystal structures match X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurements from soluble, tungstate-bound protein, and reveal the details of the distorted octahedral coordination. Our results demonstrate that the distorted octahedral geometry is not an exclusive feature of the A. fulgidus protein, and suggest distinct binding modes of the binding proteins from archaea and bacteria.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
UPF0100 protein PF0080
A, B
296Pyrococcus furiosus (strain ATCC 43587 / DSM 3638 / JCM 8422 / Vc1)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: wtpA
Find proteins for Q8U4K5 (Pyrococcus furiosus (strain ATCC 43587 / DSM 3638 / JCM 8422 / Vc1))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8U4K5
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
WO4
Query on WO4

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A, B
TUNGSTATE(VI)ION
O4 W
PBYZMCDFOULPGH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.205 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 46.460α = 90.00
b = 109.790β = 96.22
c = 55.430γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata scaling
XDSdata reduction
CNSrefinement
CNSphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-03-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance