6HBW

Crystal structure of deoxy-human hemoglobin beta6 glu->trp


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 

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Literature

Crystal structure of deoxy-human hemoglobin beta6 Glu --> Trp. Implications for the structure and formation of the sickle cell fiber.

Harrington, D.J.Adachi, K.Royer Jr., W.E.

(1998) J.Biol.Chem. 273: 32690-32696


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • An atomic-level understanding of the interactions between hemoglobin molecules that contribute to the formation of pathological fibers in sickle cell disease remains elusive. By exploring crystal structures of mutant hemoglobins with altered polymeri ...

    An atomic-level understanding of the interactions between hemoglobin molecules that contribute to the formation of pathological fibers in sickle cell disease remains elusive. By exploring crystal structures of mutant hemoglobins with altered polymerization properties, insight can be gained into sickle cell hemoglobin (HbS) polymerization. We present here the 2.0-A resolution deoxy crystal structure of human hemoglobin mutated to tryptophan at the beta6 position, the site of the glutamate --> valine mutation in HbS. Unlike leucine and isoleucine, which promote polymerization relative to HbS, tryptophan inhibits polymerization. Our results provide explanations for the altered polymerization properties and reveal a fundamentally different double strand that may provide a model for interactions within a fiber and/or interactions leading to heterogeneous nucleation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
PROTEIN (HEMOGLOBIN ALPHA 1)
A, C
141Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HBA1, HBA2
Find proteins for P69905 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: HBA1 HBA2
Go to UniProtKB:  P69905
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
PROTEIN (HEMOGLOBIN BETA)
B, D
146Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: HBB
Find proteins for P68871 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: HBB
Go to UniProtKB:  P68871
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
HEM
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A, B, C, D
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 62.950α = 90.00
b = 81.280β = 90.00
c = 111.350γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
X-PLORrefinement
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1998-09-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2007-10-16
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance