Crystal structure of human WT-KRAS in complex with GTP-gamma-S

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.99 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.221 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.192 

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Structural insight into the rearrangement of the switch I region in GTP-bound G12A K-Ras.

Xu, S.Long, B.N.Boris, G.H.Chen, A.Ni, S.Kennedy, M.A.

(2017) Acta Crystallogr D Struct Biol 73: 970-984

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S2059798317015418
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    5VP7, 5VPI, 5VPY, 5VPZ, 5VQ0, 5VQ1, 5VQ2, 5VQ6, 5VQ8, 5W22

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    K-Ras, a molecular switch that regulates cell growth, apoptosis and metabolism, is activated when it undergoes a conformation change upon binding GTP and is deactivated following the hydrolysis of GTP to GDP. Hydrolysis of GTP in water is accelerated by coordination to K-Ras, where GTP adopts a high-energy conformation approaching the transition state. The G12A mutation reduces intrinsic K-Ras GTP hydrolysis by an unexplained mechanism. Here, crystal structures of G12A K-Ras in complex with GDP, GTP, GTPγS and GppNHp, and of Q61A K-Ras in complex with GDP, are reported. In the G12A K-Ras-GTP complex, the switch I region undergoes a significant reorganization such that the Tyr32 side chain points towards the GTP-binding pocket and forms a hydrogen bond to the GTP γ-phosphate, effectively stabilizing GTP in its precatalytic state, increasing the activation energy required to reach the transition state and contributing to the reduced intrinsic GTPase activity of G12A K-Ras mutants.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
GTPase KRas
A, B
170Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
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PHAROS:  P01116
GTEx:  ENSG00000133703 
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UniProt GroupP01116
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.99 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.221 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.192 
  • Space Group: H 3
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 95.117α = 90
b = 95.117β = 90
c = 121.417γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
iMOSFLMdata reduction

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  • Version 1.0: 2017-12-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-12-20
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2024-03-13
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Refinement description