Structural basis for the autoregulation of the zinc transporter YiiP

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.277 
  • R-Value Work: 0.261 

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Structural basis for autoregulation of the zinc transporter YiiP.

Lu, M.Chai, J.Fu, D.

(2009) Nat Struct Mol Biol 16: 1063-1067

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nsmb.1662
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Zinc transporters have crucial roles in cellular zinc homeostatic control. The 2.9-A resolution structure of the zinc transporter YiiP from Escherichia coli reveals a richly charged dimer interface stabilized by zinc binding. Site-directed fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) measurements and mutation-activity analysis suggest that zinc binding triggers hinge movements of two electrically repulsive cytoplasmic domains pivoting around four salt bridges situated at the juncture of the cytoplasmic and transmembrane domains. These highly conserved salt bridges interlock transmembrane helices at the dimer interface, where they are well positioned to transmit zinc-induced interdomain movements to reorient transmembrane helices, thereby modulating coordination geometry of the active site for zinc transport. The cytoplasmic domain of YiiP is a structural mimic of metal-trafficking proteins and the metal-binding domains of metal-transporting P-type ATPases. The use of this common structural module to regulate metal coordination chemistry may enable a tunable transport activity in response to cytoplasmic metal fluctuations.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Ferrous-iron efflux pump fieF
A, B, C, D
283Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: fieFyiiPb3915JW3886
Membrane Entity: Yes 
Find proteins for P69380 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P69380
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupP69380
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
Query on HG

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E [auth A]
F [auth A]
K [auth B]
L [auth B]
Q [auth C]
E [auth A],
F [auth A],
K [auth B],
L [auth B],
Q [auth C],
R [auth C],
W [auth D],
X [auth D]
Query on ZN

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AA [auth D]
BA [auth D]
G [auth A]
H [auth A]
I [auth A]
AA [auth D],
BA [auth D],
G [auth A],
H [auth A],
I [auth A],
J [auth A],
M [auth B],
N [auth B],
O [auth B],
P [auth B],
S [auth C],
T [auth C],
U [auth C],
V [auth C],
Y [auth D],
Z [auth D]
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.277 
  • R-Value Work: 0.261 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 105.657α = 90
b = 130.704β = 93.28
c = 115.757γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Released Date: 2009-09-08 
  • Deposition Author(s): Lu, M.

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2009-09-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2024-02-21
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Refinement description