4G3B

Crystal structure of the de novo designed fluorinated peptide alpha4F3d


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.19 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.187 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.178 

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Literature

Comparison of the structures and stabilities of coiled-coil proteins containing hexafluoroleucine and t-butylalanine provides insight into the stabilizing effects of highly fluorinated amino acid side-chains.

Buer, B.C.Meagher, J.L.Stuckey, J.A.Marsh, E.N.

(2012) Protein Sci 21: 1705-1715

  • DOI: 10.1002/pro.2150
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4G3B, 4G4L, 4G4M

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Highly fluorinated analogs of hydrophobic amino acids are well known to increase the stability of proteins toward thermal unfolding and chemical denaturation, but there is very little data on the structural consequences of fluorination. We have determined the structures and folding energies of three variants of a de novo designed 4-helix bundle protein whose hydrophobic cores contain either hexafluoroleucine (hFLeu) or t-butylalanine (tBAla) ...

    Highly fluorinated analogs of hydrophobic amino acids are well known to increase the stability of proteins toward thermal unfolding and chemical denaturation, but there is very little data on the structural consequences of fluorination. We have determined the structures and folding energies of three variants of a de novo designed 4-helix bundle protein whose hydrophobic cores contain either hexafluoroleucine (hFLeu) or t-butylalanine (tBAla). Although the buried hydrophobic surface area is the same for all three proteins, the incorporation of tBAla causes a rearrangement of the core packing, resulting in the formation of a destabilizing hydrophobic cavity at the center of the protein. In contrast, incorporation of hFLeu, causes no changes in core packing with respect to the structure of the nonfluorinated parent protein which contains only leucine in the core. These results support the idea that fluorinated residues are especially effective at stabilizing proteins because they closely mimic the shape of the natural residues they replace while increasing buried hydrophobic surface area.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
alpha4F3dA, B26N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACE
Query on ACE

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C [auth B]ACETYL GROUP
C2 H4 O
IKHGUXGNUITLKF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.19 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.187 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.178 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 30.819α = 90
b = 39.251β = 90
c = 41.233γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing
BUSTER-TNTrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MD2data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
BUSTERrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-10-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-11-21
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-15
    Changes: Refinement description