3TWE

Crystal Structure of the de novo designed peptide alpha4H


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.36 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 

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Literature

Structural basis for the enhanced stability of highly fluorinated proteins.

Buer, B.C.Meagher, J.L.Stuckey, J.A.Marsh, E.N.

(2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109: 4810-4815

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1120112109
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3TWF, 3TWG, 3TWE

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Noncanonical amino acids have proved extremely useful for modifying the properties of proteins. Among them, extensively fluorinated (fluorous) amino acids seem particularly effective in increasing protein stability; however, in the absence of structural data, the basis of this stabilizing effect remains poorly understood ...

    Noncanonical amino acids have proved extremely useful for modifying the properties of proteins. Among them, extensively fluorinated (fluorous) amino acids seem particularly effective in increasing protein stability; however, in the absence of structural data, the basis of this stabilizing effect remains poorly understood. To address this problem, we solved X-ray structures for three small proteins with hydrophobic cores that are packed with either fluorocarbon or hydrocarbon side chains and compared their stabilities. Although larger, the fluorinated residues are accommodated within the protein with minimal structural perturbation, because they closely match the shape of the hydrocarbon side chains that they replace. Thus, stability increases seem to be better explained by increases in buried hydrophobic surface area that accompany fluorination than by specific fluorous interactions between fluorinated side chains. This finding is illustrated by the design of a highly fluorinated protein that, by compensating for the larger volume and surface area of the fluorinated side chains, exhibits similar stability to its nonfluorinated counterpart. These structure-based observations should inform efforts to rationally modulate protein function using noncanonical amino acids.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
alpha4HA, B27N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
PGE
Query on PGE

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D [auth B]TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL
C6 H14 O4
ZIBGPFATKBEMQZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ACE
Query on ACE

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C [auth A]ACETYL GROUP
C2 H4 O
IKHGUXGNUITLKF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.36 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.255 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 
  • Space Group: I 41
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 49.043α = 90
b = 49.043β = 90
c = 41.227γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing
BUSTER-TNTrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MD2data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
BUSTERrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-03-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-04-04
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2012-04-18
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-08
    Changes: Refinement description