4V1W

3D structure of horse spleen apoferritin determined by electron cryomicroscopy


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 4.70 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Electron Microscopy. Ultrastable Gold Substrates for Electron Cryomicroscopy.

Russo, C.J.Passmore, L.A.

(2014) Science 346: 1377

  • DOI: 10.1126/science.1259530
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4V1W

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Despite recent advances, the structures of many proteins cannot be determined by electron cryomicroscopy because the individual proteins move during irradiation. This blurs the images so that they cannot be aligned with each other to calculate a thre ...

    Despite recent advances, the structures of many proteins cannot be determined by electron cryomicroscopy because the individual proteins move during irradiation. This blurs the images so that they cannot be aligned with each other to calculate a three-dimensional density. Much of this movement stems from instabilities in the carbon substrates used to support frozen samples in the microscope. Here we demonstrate a gold specimen support that nearly eliminates substrate motion during irradiation. This increases the subnanometer image contrast such that α helices of individual proteins are resolved. With this improvement, we determine the structure of apoferritin, a smooth octahedral shell of α-helical subunits that is particularly difficult to solve by electron microscopy. This advance in substrate design will enable the solution of currently intractable protein structures.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge CB2 0QH, UK. passmore@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
FERRITIN LIGHT CHAINABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX174Equus caballusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: FTL
Find proteins for P02791 (Equus caballus)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P02791
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 4.70 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-12-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-12-31
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-08-02
    Changes: Data collection, Refinement description