1HGC: High Resolution Crystal Structures And Comparisons Of T State Deoxyhaemoglobin And Two Liganded T-state Haemoglobins: T(alpha-oxy) Haemoglobin And T(met)haemoglobin

The origin of co-operativity in haemoglobin (Hb) resides in the reduced affinity of the T-state. T-state Hb crystals grown from polyethyleneglycol can be liganded without the molecule switching to the R high affinity state. X-ray analysis of T-state alpha-oxy Hb and T-state met Hb has identified the structural basis for reduced affinity. The nature of the chemical tension at the haem environment is different in the alpha and beta haems. There are small but definite structural changes associated with ligation in the T-state: these prove to be mostly in the same direction as the larger changes that occur in the T-->R transition.
PDB ID: 1HGCDownload
MMDB ID: 1168
PDB Deposition Date: 1991/10/31
Updated in MMDB: 2014/11
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 2.1  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 1HGC: tetrameric; determined by author
Molecular Components in 1HGC
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (4 molecules)
Hemoglobin (Oxy) (Alpha Chain)(Gene symbol: HBA1)
Molecule annotation
Hemoglobin (Deoxy) (Beta Chain)(Gene symbol: HBB)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (6 molecules)
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