1S66: Crystal Structure Of Heme Domain Of Direct Oxygen Sensor From E. Coli

The X-ray crystal structure of the Escherichia coli (Ec) direct oxygen sensor heme domain (Ec DosH) has been solved to 1.8 A using Fe multiple-wavelength anomalous dispersion (MAD), and the positions of Met95 have been confirmed by selenomethionine ((Se)Met) MAD. Ec DosH is the sensing part of a larger two-domain sensing/signaling protein, in which the signaling domain has phosphodiesterase activity. The asymmetric unit of the crystal lattice contains a dimer comprised of two differently ligated heme domain monomers. Except for the heme ligands, the monomer heme domains are identical. In one monomer, the heme is ligated by molecular oxygen (O(2)), while in the other monomer, an endogenous Met95 with S --> Fe ligation replaces the exogenous O(2) ligand. In both heme domains, the proximal ligand is His77. Analysis of these structures reveals sizable ligand-dependent conformational changes in the protein chain localized in the FG turn, the G(beta)-strand, and the HI turn. These changes provide insight to the mechanism of signal propagation within the heme domain following initiation due to O(2) dissociation.
PDB ID: 1S66Download
MMDB ID: 28222
PDB Deposition Date: 2004/1/22
Updated in MMDB: 2007/10
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.8  Å
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Biological Unit for 1S66: dimeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 1S66
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (2 molecules)
Hypothetical Protein Yddu(Gene symbol: dosP)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (3 molecules)
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