3SFM

Novel crystallization conditions for tandem variant R67 DHFR yields wild-type crystal structure


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.164 
  • R-Value Work: 0.144 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.145 

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Literature

Novel crystallization conditions for tandem variant R67 DHFR yield a wild-type crystal structure.

Yachnin, B.J.Colin, D.Y.Volpato, J.P.Ebert, M.Pelletier, J.N.Berghuis, A.M.

(2011) Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 67: 1316-1322

  • DOI: 10.1107/S1744309111030417
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3SFM

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Trimethoprim is an antibiotic that targets bacterial dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). A plasmid-encoded DHFR known as R67 DHFR provides resistance to trimethoprim in bacteria. To better understand the mechanism of this homotetrameric enzyme, a tandem dimer construct was created that linked two monomeric R67 DHFR subunits together and mutated the sequence of residues 66-69 of the first subunit from VQIY to INSF ...

    Trimethoprim is an antibiotic that targets bacterial dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). A plasmid-encoded DHFR known as R67 DHFR provides resistance to trimethoprim in bacteria. To better understand the mechanism of this homotetrameric enzyme, a tandem dimer construct was created that linked two monomeric R67 DHFR subunits together and mutated the sequence of residues 66-69 of the first subunit from VQIY to INSF. Using a modified crystallization protocol for this enzyme that included in situ proteolysis using chymotrypsin, the tandem dimer was crystallized and the structure was solved at 1.4 Å resolution. Surprisingly, only wild-type protomers were incorporated into the crystal. Further experiments demonstrated that the variant protomer was selectively degraded by chymotrypsin, although no canonical chymotrypsin cleavage site had been introduced by these mutations.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, 3649 Promenade Sir William Osler, Bellini Pavilion, Room 470, Montreal, Quebec H3G 0B1, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Dihydrofolate reductase type 2A62Escherichia coliMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: dfrB
EC: 1.5.1.3
UniProt
Find proteins for P00383 (Escherichia coli)
Explore P00383 
Go to UniProtKB:  P00383
Entity Groups  
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UniProt GroupP00383
Protein Feature View
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
MRD
Query on MRD

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B [auth A],
C [auth A],
D [auth A]
(4R)-2-METHYLPENTANE-2,4-DIOL
C6 H14 O2
SVTBMSDMJJWYQN-RXMQYKEDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.164 
  • R-Value Work: 0.144 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.145 
  • Space Group: I 41 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 67.691α = 90
b = 67.691β = 90
c = 51.76γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
StructureStudiodata collection
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
REFMACphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2011-11-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-12-07
    Changes: Database references