Crystal structure of the coiled coil of MYH7 residues 1526 to 1571 fused to Gp7

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.207 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.210 

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A composite approach towards a complete model of the myosin rod.

Korkmaz, E.N.Taylor, K.C.Andreas, M.P.Ajay, G.Heinze, N.T.Cui, Q.Rayment, I.

(2016) Proteins 84: 172-189

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/prot.24964
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    5CHX, 5CJ0, 5CJ1, 5CJ4

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Sarcomeric myosins have the remarkable ability to form regular bipolar thick filaments that, together with actin thin filaments, constitute the fundamental contractile unit of skeletal and cardiac muscle. This has been established for over 50 years and yet a molecular model for the thick filament has not been attained. In part this is due to the lack of a detailed molecular model for the coiled-coil that constitutes the myosin rod. The ability to self-assemble resides in the C-terminal section of myosin known as light meromyosin (LMM) which exhibits strong salt-dependent aggregation that has inhibited structural studies. Here we evaluate the feasibility of generating a complete model for the myosin rod by combining overlapping structures of five sections of coiled-coil covering 164 amino acid residues which constitute 20% of LMM. Each section contains ∼ 7-9 heptads of myosin. The problem of aggregation was overcome by incorporating the globular folding domains, Gp7 and Xrcc4 which enhance crystallization. The effect of these domains on the stability and conformation of the myosin rod was examined through biophysical studies and overlapping structures. In addition, a computational approach was developed to combine the sections into a contiguous model. The structures were aligned, trimmed to form a contiguous model, and simulated for >700 ns to remove the discontinuities and achieve an equilibrated conformation that represents the native state. This experimental and computational strategy lays the foundation for building a model for the entire myosin rod.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Gp7-MYH7-(1526-1571) chimera protein
A, B, C, D, E
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
101Salasvirus phi29Homo sapiens
This entity is chimeric
Mutation(s): 0 
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PHAROS:  P12883
GTEx:  ENSG00000092054 
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Sequence Annotations
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.207 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.210 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 56.085α = 70.53
b = 64.466β = 77.51
c = 93.594γ = 74.15
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-3000data reduction
HKL-3000data scaling

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data

Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI)United StatesR21 HL111237

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2015-12-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-01-27
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-09-27
    Changes: Author supporting evidence, Database references, Derived calculations
  • Version 1.3: 2019-12-04
    Changes: Author supporting evidence
  • Version 1.4: 2023-09-27
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Refinement description