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1RXI: Pi258 Arsenate Reductase (Arsc) Triple Mutant C10sC15AC82S
The structure of a triple mutant of pI258 arsenate reductase from Staphylococcus aureus and its 5-thio-2-nitrobenzoic acid adduct
Acta Crystallogr. D Biol. Crystallogr. (2004) 60 p.1180-1184
Structural insights into formation of the complex between the ubiquitous thiol-disulfide oxidoreductase thioredoxin and its oxidized substrate are under-documented owing to its entropical instability. In vitro, it is possible via a reaction with 5,5'-dithiobis-(2-nitrobenzoic acid) to make a stable mixed-disulfide complex between thioredoxin from Staphylococcus aureus and one of its substrates, oxidized pI258 arsenate reductase (ArsC) from S. aureus. In the absence of the crystal structure of an ArsC-thioredoxin complex, the structures of two precursors of the complex, the ArsC triple mutant ArsC C10SC15AC82S and its 5-thio-2-nitrobenzoic acid (TNB) adduct, were determined. The ArsC triple mutant has a structure very similar to that of the reduced form of wild-type ArsC, with a folded redox helix and a buried catalytic Cys89. In the adduct form, the TNB molecule is buried in a hydrophobic pocket and the disulfide bridge between TNB and Cys89 is sterically inaccessible to thioredoxin. In order to form a mixed disulfide between ArsC and thioredoxin, a change in the orientation of the TNB-Cys89 disulfide in the structure is necessary.