3NL7

Human Hemoglobin A mutant beta H63W carbonmonoxy-form


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.233 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 

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Literature

Blocking the gate to ligand entry in human hemoglobin.

Birukou, I.Soman, J.Olson, J.S.

(2011) J.Biol.Chem. 286: 10515-10529

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M110.176271
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • His(E7) to Trp replacements in HbA lead to markedly biphasic bimolecular CO rebinding after laser photolysis. For isolated mutant subunits, the fraction of fast phase increases with increasing [CO], suggesting a competition between binding to an open ...

    His(E7) to Trp replacements in HbA lead to markedly biphasic bimolecular CO rebinding after laser photolysis. For isolated mutant subunits, the fraction of fast phase increases with increasing [CO], suggesting a competition between binding to an open conformation with an empty E7 channel and relaxation to blocked or closed, slowly reacting states. The rate of conformational relaxation of the open state is ∼18,000 s(-1) in α subunits and ∼10-fold faster in β subunits, ∼175,000 s(-1). Crystal structures were determined for tetrameric α(WT)β(Trp-63) HbCO, α(Trp-58)β(WT) deoxyHb, and Trp-64 deoxy- and CO-Mb as controls. In Trp-63(E7) βCO, the indole side chain is located in the solvent interface, blocking entry into the E7 channel. Similar blocked Trp-64(E7) conformations are observed in the mutant Mb crystal structures. In Trp-58(E7) deoxy-α subunits, the indole side chain fills both the channel and the distal pocket, forming a completely closed state. The bimolecular rate constant for CO binding, k'(CO), to the open conformations of both mutant Hb subunits is ∼80-90 μm(-1) s(-1), whereas k'(CO) for the completely closed states is 1000-fold slower, ∼0.08 μm(-1) s(-1). A transient intermediate with k'(CO) ≈ 0.7 μm(-1) s(-1) is observed after photolysis of Trp-63(E7) βCO subunits and indicates that the indole ring blocks the entrance to the E7 channel, as observed in the crystal structures of Trp(E7) deoxyMb and βCO subunits. Thus, either blocking or completely filling the E7 channel dramatically slows bimolecular binding, providing strong evidence that the E7 channel is the major pathway (≥90%) for ligand entry in human hemoglobin.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and the W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Hemoglobin subunit alpha
A
141Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HBA1, HBA2
Find proteins for P69905 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: HBA1 HBA2
Go to UniProtKB:  P69905
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Hemoglobin subunit beta
B
146Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: HBB
Find proteins for P68871 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: HBB
Go to UniProtKB:  P68871
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
HEM
Query on HEM

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A, B
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
CMO
Query on CMO

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A, B
CARBON MONOXIDE
C O
UGFAIRIUMAVXCW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.233 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 53.210α = 90.00
b = 53.210β = 90.00
c = 191.780γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
CrystalCleardata collection
d*TREKdata reduction
d*TREKdata scaling
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-07-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance