3SDS

Crystal structure of a mitochondrial ornithine carbamoyltransferase from Coccidioides immitis


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 

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Literature

Expression of proteins in Escherichia coli as fusions with maltose-binding protein to rescue non-expressed targets in a high-throughput protein-expression and purification pipeline.

Hewitt, S.N.Choi, R.Kelley, A.Crowther, G.J.Napuli, A.J.Van Voorhis, W.C.

(2011) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.F 67: 1006-1009

  • DOI: 10.1107/S1744309111022159
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Despite recent advances, the expression of heterologous proteins in Escherichia coli for crystallization remains a nontrivial challenge. The present study investigates the efficacy of maltose-binding protein (MBP) fusion as a general strategy for res ...

    Despite recent advances, the expression of heterologous proteins in Escherichia coli for crystallization remains a nontrivial challenge. The present study investigates the efficacy of maltose-binding protein (MBP) fusion as a general strategy for rescuing the expression of target proteins. From a group of sequence-verified clones with undetectable levels of protein expression in an E. coli T7 expression system, 95 clones representing 16 phylogenetically diverse organisms were selected for recloning into a chimeric expression vector with an N-terminal histidine-tagged MBP. PCR-amplified inserts were annealed into an identical ligation-independent cloning region in an MBP-fusion vector and were analyzed for expression and solubility by high-throughput nickel-affinity binding. This approach yielded detectable expression of 72% of the clones; soluble expression was visible in 62%. However, the solubility of most proteins was marginal to poor upon cleavage of the MBP tag. This study offers large-scale evidence that MBP can improve the soluble expression of previously non-expressing proteins from a variety of eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. While the behavior of the cleaved proteins was disappointing, further refinements in MBP tagging may permit the more widespread use of MBP-fusion proteins in crystallographic studies.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID), University of Washington, WA 98195, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ornithine carbamoyltransferase, mitochondrial
A, B, C
353Coccidioides immitis (strain RS)Mutation(s): 0 
EC: 2.1.3.3
Find proteins for P0CL21 (Coccidioides immitis (strain RS))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0CL21
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CL
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A, B, C
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 150.360α = 90.00
b = 150.360β = 90.00
c = 92.110γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PHASERphasing
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-06-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-09-21
    Type: Database references