3KP8

The thioredoxin-like domain of a VKOR homolog from Synechococcus sp.


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.66 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.212 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 

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Literature

Structure of a bacterial homologue of vitamin K epoxide reductase.

Li, W.Schulman, S.Dutton, R.J.Boyd, D.Beckwith, J.Rapoport, T.A.

(2010) Nature 463: 507-512

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature08720
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) generates vitamin K hydroquinone to sustain gamma-carboxylation of many blood coagulation factors. Here, we report the 3.6 A crystal structure of a bacterial homologue of VKOR from Synechococcus sp. The structure sh ...

    Vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) generates vitamin K hydroquinone to sustain gamma-carboxylation of many blood coagulation factors. Here, we report the 3.6 A crystal structure of a bacterial homologue of VKOR from Synechococcus sp. The structure shows VKOR in complex with its naturally fused redox partner, a thioredoxin-like domain, and corresponds to an arrested state of electron transfer. The catalytic core of VKOR is a four transmembrane helix bundle that surrounds a quinone, connected through an additional transmembrane segment with the periplasmic thioredoxin-like domain. We propose a pathway for how VKOR uses electrons from cysteines of newly synthesized proteins to reduce a quinone, a mechanism confirmed by in vitro reconstitution of vitamin K-dependent disulphide bridge formation. Our results have implications for the mechanism of the mammalian VKOR and explain how mutations can cause resistance to the VKOR inhibitor warfarin, the most commonly used oral anticoagulant.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. weikai@crystal.harvard.edu




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
VKORC1/thioredoxin domain protein
A
106Synechococcus sp. (strain JA-2-3B'a(2-13))Mutation(s): 0 
EC: 1.17.4.-
Find proteins for Q2JJF6 (Synechococcus sp. (strain JA-2-3B'a(2-13)))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q2JJF6
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.66 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.212 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 
  • Space Group: P 42 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 57.088α = 90.00
b = 57.088β = 90.00
c = 57.830γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data reduction
SHELXSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-03-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance