3QO3

Crystal structure of Escherichia coli Hfq, in complex with ATP


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.257 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 

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Literature

Structural and biochemical studies on ATP binding and hydrolysis by the Escherichia coli RNA chaperone Hfq

Hammerle, H.Beich-Frandsen, M.Vecerek, B.Rajkowitsch, L.Carugo, O.Djinovic-Carugo, K.Blasi, U.

(2012) Plos One 7: e50892-e50892

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050892

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In Escherichia coli the RNA chaperone Hfq is involved in riboregulation by assisting base-pairing between small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) and mRNA targets. Several structural and biochemical studies revealed RNA binding sites on either surface of the d ...

    In Escherichia coli the RNA chaperone Hfq is involved in riboregulation by assisting base-pairing between small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) and mRNA targets. Several structural and biochemical studies revealed RNA binding sites on either surface of the donut shaped Hfq-hexamer. Whereas sRNAs are believed to contact preferentially the YKH motifs present on the proximal site, poly(A)(15) and ADP were shown to bind to tripartite binding motifs (ARE) circularly positioned on the distal site. Hfq has been reported to bind and to hydrolyze ATP. Here, we present the crystal structure of a C-terminally truncated variant of E. coli Hfq (Hfq(65)) in complex with ATP, showing that it binds to the distal R-sites. In addition, we revisited the reported ATPase activity of full length Hfq purified to homogeneity. At variance with previous reports, no ATPase activity was observed for Hfq. In addition, FRET assays neither indicated an impact of ATP on annealing of two model oligoribonucleotides nor did the presence of ATP induce strand displacement. Moreover, ATP did not lead to destabilization of binary and ternary Hfq-RNA complexes, unless a vast stoichiometric excess of ATP was used. Taken together, these studies strongly suggest that ATP is dispensable for and does not interfere with Hfq-mediated RNA transactions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Microbiology, Immunobiology and Genetics, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Protein hfq
A, B, C, D, E, F
65Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: hfq
Find proteins for P0A6X3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A6X3
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ATP
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A, B, C, D
ADENOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O13 P3
ZKHQWZAMYRWXGA-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
ATPKd: 125 nM PDBBIND
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.257 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 104.300α = 90.00
b = 40.620β = 101.81
c = 100.810γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata scaling
MOLREPphasing
DNAdata collection
XDSdata reduction

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-03-27
    Type: Database references