4WZA

Asymmetric Nucleotide Binding in the Nitrogenase Complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8995 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.187 
  • R-Value Work: 0.145 

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Literature

Structural evidence for asymmetrical nucleotide interactions in nitrogenase.

Tezcan, F.A.Kaiser, J.T.Howard, J.B.Rees, D.C.

(2015) J.Am.Chem.Soc. 137: 146-149

  • DOI: 10.1021/ja511945e

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The roles of ATP hydrolysis in electron-transfer (ET) reactions of the nitrogenase catalytic cycle remain obscure. Here, we present a new structure of a nitrogenase complex crystallized with MgADP and MgAMPPCP, an ATP analogue. In this structure the ...

    The roles of ATP hydrolysis in electron-transfer (ET) reactions of the nitrogenase catalytic cycle remain obscure. Here, we present a new structure of a nitrogenase complex crystallized with MgADP and MgAMPPCP, an ATP analogue. In this structure the two nucleotides are bound asymmetrically by the Fe-protein subunits connected to the two different MoFe-protein subunits. This binding mode suggests that ATP hydrolysis and phosphate release may proceed by a stepwise mechanism. Through the associated Fe-protein conformational changes, a stepwise mechanism is anticipated to prolong the lifetime of the Fe-protein-MoFe-protein complex and, in turn, could orchestrate the sequence of intracomplex ET required for substrate reduction.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego , La Jolla, California 92093-0356, United States.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nitrogenase molybdenum-iron protein alpha chain
A, C
477Azotobacter vinelandiiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: nifD
EC: 1.18.6.1
Find proteins for P07328 (Azotobacter vinelandii)
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nitrogenase molybdenum-iron protein beta chain
B, D
522Azotobacter vinelandiiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: nifK
EC: 1.18.6.1
Find proteins for P07329 (Azotobacter vinelandii)
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nitrogenase iron protein 1
E, F, G, H
276Azotobacter vinelandiiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: nifH1
EC: 1.18.6.1
Find proteins for P00459 (Azotobacter vinelandii)
Go to UniProtKB:  P00459
Small Molecules
Ligands 8 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SF4
Query on SF4

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E, G
IRON/SULFUR CLUSTER
Fe4 S4
LJBDFODJNLIPKO-VKOJMFJBAC
 Ligand Interaction
ADP
Query on ADP

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E, G
ADENOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O10 P2
XTWYTFMLZFPYCI-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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E, F, G, H
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
FE
Query on FE

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B, D
FE (III) ION
Fe
VTLYFUHAOXGGBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ICS
Query on ICS

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A, C
iron-sulfur-molybdenum cluster with interstitial carbon
C Fe7 Mo S9
DDQFAOMIVKLFON-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CLF
Query on CLF

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A, C
FE(8)-S(7) CLUSTER
Fe8 S7
JKVMXLBGZBULKV-DHHOTQGYAO
 Ligand Interaction
HCA
Query on HCA

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A, C
3-HYDROXY-3-CARBOXY-ADIPIC ACID
C7 H10 O7
XKJVEVRQMLKSMO-SSDOTTSWSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ACP
Query on ACP

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F, H
PHOSPHOMETHYLPHOSPHONIC ACID ADENYLATE ESTER
ADENOSINE-5'-[BETA, GAMMA-METHYLENE]TRIPHOSPHATE
C11 H18 N5 O12 P3
UFZTZBNSLXELAL-IOSLPCCCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8995 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.187 
  • R-Value Work: 0.145 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 110.201α = 90.00
b = 120.412β = 90.00
c = 264.318γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
Aimlessdata scaling
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical SciencesUnited StatesGM099813
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical SciencesUnited StatesGM045162

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-12-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-01-28
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-09-06
    Type: Advisory, Author supporting evidence, Derived calculations, Refinement description, Source and taxonomy
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-22
    Type: Refinement description