3WRP

FLEXIBILITY OF THE DNA-BINDING DOMAINS OF TRP REPRESSOR


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å

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Literature

Flexibility of the DNA-binding domains of trp repressor.

Lawson, C.L.Zhang, R.G.Schevitz, R.W.Otwinowski, Z.Joachimiak, A.Sigler, P.B.

(1988) Proteins 3: 18-31

  • DOI: 10.1002/prot.340030103
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • An orthorhombic crystal form of trp repressor (aporepressor plus L-tryptophan ligand) was solved by molecular replacement, refined to 1.65 A resolution, and compared to the structure of the repressor in trigonal crystals. Even though these two crysta ...

    An orthorhombic crystal form of trp repressor (aporepressor plus L-tryptophan ligand) was solved by molecular replacement, refined to 1.65 A resolution, and compared to the structure of the repressor in trigonal crystals. Even though these two crystal forms of repressor were grown under identical conditions, the refined structures have distinctly different conformations of the DNA-binding domains. Unlike the repressor/aporepressor structural transition, the conformational shift is not caused by the binding or loss of the L-tryptophan ligand. We conclude that while L-tryptophan binding is essential for forming a specific complex with trp operator DNA, the corepressor ligand does not lock the repressor into a single conformation that is complementary to the operator. This flexibility may be required by the various binding modes proposed for trp repressor in its search for and adherence to its three different operator sites.


    Related Citations: 
    • Functional Inferences from Crystals of Escherichia Coli Trp Repressor
      Joachimiak, A.,Schevitz, R.W.,Kelley, R.L.,Yanofsky, C.,Sigler, P.B.
      (1983) J.Biol.Chem. 258: 12641
    • Nucleotide Sequence and Expression of Escherichia Coli Trpr, the Structural Gene for the Trp Aporepressor
      Gunsalus, R.P.,Yanofsky, C.
      (1980) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 77: 7117
    • Purification and Characterization of Trp Repressor
      Joachimiak, A.,Kelley, R.L.,Gunsalus, R.P.,Yanofsky, C.,Sigler, P.B.
      (1983) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 80: 668
    • The Three-Dimensional Structure of Trp Repressor
      Schevitz, R.W.,Otwinowski, Z.,Joachimiak, A.,Lawson, C.L.,Sigler, P.B.
      (1985) Nature 317: 782
    • The Crystal Structure of Trp Aporepressor at 1.8 Angstroms Shows How Binding Tryptophan Enhances DNA Affinity
      Zhang, R.-G.,Joachimiak, A.,Lawson, C.L.,Schevitz, R.W.,Otwinowski, Z.,Sigler, P.B.
      (1987) Nature 327: 891


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
TRP REPRESSOR
A
108Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: trpR (rtrY)
Find proteins for P0A881 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A881
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • Space Group: P 21 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 57.400α = 90.00
b = 34.200β = 90.00
c = 44.500γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PROLSQrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1988-04-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-03
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance