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Application of the superfolder YFP bimolecular fluorescence complementation for studying protein-protein interactions in vitro


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.218 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 

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Literature

Applicability of superfolder YFP bimolecular fluorescence complementation in vitro.

Ottmann, C.Weyand, M.Wolf, A.Kuhlmann, J.Ottmann, C.

(2009) Biol.Chem. 390: 81-90

  • DOI: 10.1515/BC.2009.008

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) using yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) is a widely employed method to study protein-protein interactions in cells. As yet, this technique has not been used in vitro. To evaluate a possible application o ...

    Bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) using yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) is a widely employed method to study protein-protein interactions in cells. As yet, this technique has not been used in vitro. To evaluate a possible application of BiFC in vitro, we constructed a 'superfolder split YFP' system where 15 mutations enhance expression of the fusion proteins in Escherichia coli and enable a native purification due to improved solubility. Here, we present the crystal structure of 'superfolder YFP', providing the structural basis for the enhanced folding and stability characteristics. Complementation between the two non-fluorescent YFP fragments fused to HRas and Raf1RBD or to 14-3-3 and PMA2-CT52 resulted in the constitution of the functional fluorophore. The in vivo BiFC with these protein interaction pairs was demonstrated in eukaryotic cell lines as well. Here, we present for the first time BiFC in vitro studies with natively purified superfolder YFP fusion proteins and show the potential and drawbacks of this method for analyzing protein-protein interactions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Otto-Hahn-Str. 11, D-44227 Dortmund, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
yellow fluorescence protein
A, B, C, D, E
262Aequorea victoriaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: GFP
Find proteins for P42212 (Aequorea victoria)
Go to UniProtKB:  P42212
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
CRO
Query on CRO
A, B, C, D, E
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC15 H17 N3 O5THR, TYR, GLY
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.218 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 123.040α = 90.00
b = 123.040β = 90.00
c = 247.710γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
XSCALEdata scaling
XDSdata reduction
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-01-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Refinement description, Version format compliance