4LVV

Structure of the THF riboswitch


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.203 

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Literature

A Disconnect between High-Affinity Binding and Efficient Regulation by Antifolates and Purines in the Tetrahydrofolate Riboswitch.

Trausch, J.J.Batey, R.T.

(2014) Chem.Biol. 21: 205-216

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2013.11.012
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  4LVW, 4LVX, 4LVY, 4LVZ, 4LW0

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The tetrahydrofolate (THF) riboswitch regulates folate transport and metabolism in a number of Firmicutes by cooperatively binding two molecules of THF. To further understand this riboswitch's specificity for THF, binding and regulatory activity of a ...

    The tetrahydrofolate (THF) riboswitch regulates folate transport and metabolism in a number of Firmicutes by cooperatively binding two molecules of THF. To further understand this riboswitch's specificity for THF, binding and regulatory activity of a series of THF analogs and antifolates were examined. Our data reveal that although binding is dominated by the RNA's interactions with the pterin moiety, the para-aminobenzoic acid (pABA) moiety plays a significant role in transcriptional regulation. Further, we find that adenine and several other analogs bind with high affinity by an alternative binding mechanism. Despite a similar affinity to THF, adenine is a poor regulator of transcriptional attenuation. These results demonstrate that binding alone does not determine a compound's effectiveness in regulating the activity of the riboswitch-a complication in current efforts to develop antimicrobials that target these RNAs.


    Related Citations: 
    • The structure of a tetrahydrofolate-sensing riboswitch reveals two ligand binding sites in a single aptamer.
      Trausch, J.J.,Ceres, P.,Reyes, F.E.,Batey, R.T.
      (2011) Structure 19: 1413


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, Campus Box 596, Boulder, CO 80309-0596, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
THF riboswitchA89N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
FFO
Query on FFO

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A
N-[4-({[(6S)-2-amino-5-formyl-4-oxo-3,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydropteridin-6-yl]methyl}amino)benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid
[6S]-5-FORMYL-TETRAHYDROFOLATE; 6S-FOLINIC ACID
C20 H23 N7 O7
VVIAGPKUTFNRDU-STQMWFEESA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.203 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 27.810α = 90.00
b = 67.410β = 90.00
c = 156.680γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
BOSdata collection
MOSFLMdata reduction
PHENIXrefinement
PHASERphasing
SCALAdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-03-19
    Type: Initial release