4TKU

Reactivated Nitrogenase MoFe-protein from A. vinelandii


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.43 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.142 
  • R-Value Work: 0.132 

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Literature

Ligand binding to the FeMo-cofactor: structures of CO-bound and reactivated nitrogenase.

Spatzal, T.Perez, K.A.Einsle, O.Howard, J.B.Rees, D.C.

(2014) Science 345: 1620-1623

  • DOI: 10.1126/science.1256679
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The mechanism of nitrogenase remains enigmatic, with a major unresolved issue concerning how inhibitors and substrates bind to the active site. We report a crystal structure of carbon monoxide (CO)-inhibited nitrogenase molybdenum-iron (MoFe)-protein ...

    The mechanism of nitrogenase remains enigmatic, with a major unresolved issue concerning how inhibitors and substrates bind to the active site. We report a crystal structure of carbon monoxide (CO)-inhibited nitrogenase molybdenum-iron (MoFe)-protein at 1.50 angstrom resolution, which reveals a CO molecule bridging Fe2 and Fe6 of the FeMo-cofactor. The μ2 binding geometry is achieved by replacing a belt-sulfur atom (S2B) and highlights the generation of a reactive iron species uncovered by the displacement of sulfur. The CO inhibition is fully reversible as established by regain of enzyme activity and reappearance of S2B in the 1.43 angstrom resolution structure of the reactivated enzyme. The substantial and reversible reorganization of the FeMo-cofactor accompanying CO binding was unanticipated and provides insights into a catalytically competent state of nitrogenase.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, MailCode 114-96, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA. spatzal@caltech.edu dcrees@caltech.edu.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nitrogenase molybdenum-iron protein alpha chain
A, C
492Azotobacter vinelandiiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: nifD
EC: 1.18.6.1
Find proteins for P07328 (Azotobacter vinelandii)
Go to UniProtKB:  P07328
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nitrogenase molybdenum-iron protein beta chain
B, D
523Azotobacter vinelandiiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: nifK
EC: 1.18.6.1
Find proteins for P07329 (Azotobacter vinelandii)
Go to UniProtKB:  P07329
Small Molecules
Ligands 6 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CL
Query on CL

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A, C
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
FE2
Query on FE2

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B, D
FE (II) ION
Fe
CWYNVVGOOAEACU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
IMD
Query on IMD

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A, B, C, D
IMIDAZOLE
C3 H5 N2
RAXXELZNTBOGNW-UHFFFAOYSA-O
 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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B, D
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
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.43 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.142 
  • R-Value Work: 0.132 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 80.941α = 90.00
b = 130.785β = 110.58
c = 107.005γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-10-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-10-15
    Type: Database references