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Structure of the phytochrome Cph2 from Synechocystis sp. PCC6803


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 

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Literature

Structure of the Cyanobacterial Phytochrome 2 Photosensor Implies a Tryptophan Switch for Phytochrome Signaling.

Anders, K.Daminelli-Widany, G.Mroginski, M.A.von Stetten, D.Essen, L.-O.

(2013) J.Biol.Chem. 288: 35714

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.510461

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Phytochromes are highly versatile photoreceptors, which occur ubiquitously in plants as well as in many light-responsive microorganisms. Here, photosynthetic cyanobacteria utilize up to three different phytochrome architectures, where only the plant- ...

    Phytochromes are highly versatile photoreceptors, which occur ubiquitously in plants as well as in many light-responsive microorganisms. Here, photosynthetic cyanobacteria utilize up to three different phytochrome architectures, where only the plant-like and the single-domain cyanobacteriochromes are structurally characterized so far. Cph2 represents a third group in Synechocystis species and affects their capability of phototaxis by controlling c-di-GMP synthesis and degradation. The 2.6-Å crystal structure of its red/far-red responsive photosensory module in the Pr state reveals a tandem-GAF bidomain that lacks the figure-of-eight knot of the plant/cph1 subfamily. Its covalently attached phycocyanobilin chromophore adopts a highly tilted ZZZssa conformation with a novel set of interactions between its propionates and the GAF1 domain. The tongue-like protrusion from the GAF2 domain interacts with the GAF1-bound chromophore via its conserved PRXSF, WXE, and W(G/A)G motifs. Mutagenesis showed that the integrity of the tongue is indispensable for Pr → Pfr photoconversion and involves a swap of the motifs' tryptophans within the tongue-GAF1 interface. This "Trp switch" is supposed to be a crucial element for the photochromicity of all multidomain phytochromes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    From the Department of Chemistry, Biomedical Research Centre, Philipps-Universität, D-35032 Marburg, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
PHYTOCHROME-LIKE PROTEIN CPH2
A, B
432Synechocystis sp. (strain PCC 6803 / Kazusa)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: cph2
Find proteins for Q55434 (Synechocystis sp. (strain PCC 6803 / Kazusa))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q55434
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
FMT
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A, B
FORMIC ACID
C H2 O2
BDAGIHXWWSANSR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
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A, B
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GLU
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A
GLUTAMIC ACID
C5 H9 N O4
WHUUTDBJXJRKMK-VKHMYHEASA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CYC
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A, B
PHYCOCYANOBILIN
C33 H40 N4 O6
VXTXPYZGDQPMHK-GMXXPEQVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 77.430α = 90.00
b = 88.460β = 109.85
c = 84.870γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
PHENIXphasing
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-10-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-11-13
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2014-01-08
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-12-13
    Type: Database references, Structure summary