4E2T

Crystal Structures of RadA intein from Pyrococcus horikoshii


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 

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Literature

NMR and Crystal Structures of the Pyrococcus horikoshii RadA Intein Guide a Strategy for Engineering a Highly Efficient and Promiscuous Intein.

Oeemig, J.S.Zhou, D.Kajander, T.Wlodawer, A.Iwai, H.

(2012) J Mol Biol 421: 85-99

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2012.04.029
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4E2T, 4E2U, 2LQM

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In protein splicing, an intervening protein sequence (intein) in the host protein excises itself out and ligates two split host protein sequences (exteins) to produce a mature host protein. Inteins require the involvement for the splicing of the first residue of the extein that follows the intein (which is Cys, Ser, or Thr) ...

    In protein splicing, an intervening protein sequence (intein) in the host protein excises itself out and ligates two split host protein sequences (exteins) to produce a mature host protein. Inteins require the involvement for the splicing of the first residue of the extein that follows the intein (which is Cys, Ser, or Thr). Other extein residues near the splicing junctions could modulate splicing efficiency even when they are not directly involved in catalysis. Mutual interdependence between this molecular parasite (intein) and its host protein (exteins) is not beneficial for intein spread but could be advantageous for intein survival during evolution. Elucidating extein-intein dependency has increasingly become important since inteins are recognized as useful biotechnological tools for protein ligation. We determined the structures of one of inteins with high splicing efficiency, the RadA intein from Pyrococcus horikoshii (PhoRadA). The solution NMR structure and the crystal structures elucidated the structural basis for its high efficiency and directed our efforts of engineering that led to rational design of a functional minimized RadA intein. The crystal structure of the minimized RadA intein also revealed the precise interactions between N-extein and the intein. We systematically analyzed the effects at the -1 position of N-extein and were able to significantly improve the splicing efficiency of a less robust splicing variant by eliminating the unfavorable extein-intein interactions observed in the structure. This work provides an example of how unveiling structure-function relationships of inteins offer a promising way of improving their properties as better tools for protein engineering.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Research Program in Structural Biology and Biophysics, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 65, Helsinki FIN-00014, Finland.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Pho radA inteinA, B174Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3Mutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: radAPH0263
Find proteins for O58001 (Pyrococcus horikoshii (strain ATCC 700860 / DSM 12428 / JCM 9974 / NBRC 100139 / OT-3))
Explore O58001 
Go to UniProtKB:  O58001
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
EPE
Query on EPE

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C [auth A]4-(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-1-PIPERAZINE ETHANESULFONIC ACID
C8 H18 N2 O4 S
JKMHFZQWWAIEOD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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D [auth A], E [auth A], F [auth A], G [auth B]GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 58.12α = 90
b = 67.37β = 90
c = 82.9γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
ADSCdata collection
PHASESphasing
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XDSdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-05-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-07-25
    Changes: Database references