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Crystal structure of the tryptic generated iron-free C-lobe of bovine Lactoferrin at 2.42 Angstrom resolution


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.42 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.260 
  • R-Value Work: 0.223 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.225 

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Literature

Structure of the iron-free true C-terminal half of bovine lactoferrin produced by tryptic digestion and its functional significance in the gut.

Rastogi, N.Singh, A.Pandey, S.N.Sinha, M.Bhushan, A.Kaur, P.Sharma, S.Singh, T.P.

(2014) FEBS J 281: 2871-2882

  • DOI: 10.1111/febs.12827
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bovine lactoferrin, a 76-kDa glycoprotein (Ala1-Arg689) consists of two similar N- and C-terminal molecular halves with the ability to bind two Fe(3+) ions. The N-terminal half, designated as the N-lobe (Ala1-Arg341) and the C-terminal half designate ...

    Bovine lactoferrin, a 76-kDa glycoprotein (Ala1-Arg689) consists of two similar N- and C-terminal molecular halves with the ability to bind two Fe(3+) ions. The N-terminal half, designated as the N-lobe (Ala1-Arg341) and the C-terminal half designated as the C-lobe (Tyr342-Arg689) have similar iron-binding properties, but the resistant C-lobe prolongs the physiological role of bovine lactoferrin in the digestive tract. Here, we report the crystal structure of true C-lobe, which was produced by limited proteolysis of bovine lactoferrin using trypsin. In the first proteolysis step, two fragments of 21 kDa (Glu86-Lys282) and 45 kDa (Ser283-Arg689) were generated because two lysine residues, Lys85 and Lys282, in the structure of iron-saturated bovine lactoferrin were fully exposed. The 45-kDa fragment was further digested at the newly exposed side chain of Arg341, generating a 38-kDa perfect C-lobe (Tyr342-Arg689). By contrast, the apo-lactoferrin was cut by trypsin only at Arg341, which was exposed in the structure of apo-lactoferrin, whereas the other two sites with Lys85 and Lys282 are inaccessible. The purified iron-saturated C-lobe was crystallized at pH 4.0. The structure was determined by the molecular replacement method using coordinates of the C-terminal half (Arg342-Arg689) of intact camel apo-lactoferrin. The structure determination revealed that the iron atom was absent and the iron-binding cleft was found in a wide-open conformation, whereas in the previously determined structure of iron-saturated C-lobe of bovine lactoferrin, the iron atom was present and the iron-binding site was in the closed confirmation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biophysics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Lactotransferrin
A, B
348Bos taurusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: LTF
EC: 3.4.21
Find proteins for P24627 (Bos taurus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P24627
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAG
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A, B
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.42 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.260 
  • R-Value Work: 0.223 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.225 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 75.81α = 90
b = 49.44β = 94.33
c = 97.86γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
AMoREphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-03-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-07-16
    Changes: Database references