3V83

The 2.1 angstrom crystal structure of diferric human transferrin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.102 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 

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Literature

Structural basis for iron piracy by pathogenic Neisseria.

Noinaj, N.Easley, N.C.Oke, M.Mizuno, N.Gumbart, J.Boura, E.Steere, A.N.Zak, O.Aisen, P.Tajkhorshid, E.Evans, R.W.Gorringe, A.R.Mason, A.B.Steven, A.C.Buchanan, S.K.

(2012) Nature 483: 53-58

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature10823
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  3SKP, 3V89, 3V8U, 3V8X

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Neisseria are obligate human pathogens causing bacterial meningitis, septicaemia and gonorrhoea. Neisseria require iron for survival and can extract it directly from human transferrin for transport across the outer membrane. The transport system cons ...

    Neisseria are obligate human pathogens causing bacterial meningitis, septicaemia and gonorrhoea. Neisseria require iron for survival and can extract it directly from human transferrin for transport across the outer membrane. The transport system consists of TbpA, an integral outer membrane protein, and TbpB, a co-receptor attached to the cell surface; both proteins are potentially important vaccine and therapeutic targets. Two key questions driving Neisseria research are how human transferrin is specifically targeted, and how the bacteria liberate iron from transferrin at neutral pH. To address these questions, we solved crystal structures of the TbpA-transferrin complex and of the corresponding co-receptor TbpB. We characterized the TbpB-transferrin complex by small-angle X-ray scattering and the TbpA-TbpB-transferrin complex by electron microscopy. Our studies provide a rational basis for the specificity of TbpA for human transferrin, show how TbpA promotes iron release from transferrin, and elucidate how TbpB facilitates this process.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, US National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Serotransferrin
A, B, C, D, E, F
698Homo sapiensGene Names: TF
Membrane protein
mpstruct
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: BETA-BARREL
Sub Group: 
Beta-Barrel Membrane Proteins: Monomeric/Dimeric
Protein: 
Transferrin binding protein A (TbpA) in complex with human transferrin
Find proteins for P02787 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: TF
Go to UniProtKB:  P02787
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B, C, D, E, F
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
BCT
Query on BCT

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A, B, C, D, E, F
BICARBONATE ION
C H O3
BVKZGUZCCUSVTD-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
P6G
Query on P6G

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A, B, C, D, E, F
HEXAETHYLENE GLYCOL
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL PEG400
C12 H26 O7
IIRDTKBZINWQAW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
FE
Query on FE

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A, B, C, D, E, F
FE (III) ION
Fe
VTLYFUHAOXGGBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.102 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 254.531α = 90.00
b = 173.004β = 123.26
c = 150.151γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
SERGUIdata collection
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-02-29
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2012-04-18
    Type: Database references