1TL4: Solution structure of Cu(I) HAH1

The human metallochaperone HAH1 has been produced in Escherichia coli with four additional amino acids at the C-terminus and characterized in solution by NMR spectroscopy, both with and without copper(I). The solution structure of the apo-HAH1 monomer has a root-mean-square-deviation (RMSD) of 0.50 A for the coordinates of the backbone atoms and 0.96 A for all heavy atoms. These values compare, respectively, with 0.45 and 0.95 A for copper(I)-HAH1. There are only minor structural rearrangements upon copper(I) binding. In particular, the variation of interatomic interactions around the metal-binding region is limited to a movement of Lys60 toward the metal site. The protein structures are similar to those obtained by X-ray crystallography in a variety of derivatives, with backbone RMSD values below 1 A. In the holoprotein, copper(I) is confirmed to be two coordinated. If these data are compared with those of orthologue proteins, we learn that HAH1 has a lower tendency to change coordination number from two to three. Such a switch in coordination is a key step in copper transfer.
PDB ID: 1TL4Download
MMDB ID: 29938
PDB Deposition Date: 2004/6/9
Updated in MMDB: 2004/12
Experimental Method:
solution nmr
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Molecular Components in 1TL4
Label Count Molecule
Protein (1 molecule)
Copper Transport Protein Atox1(Gene symbol: ATOX1)
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Chemical (1 molecule)
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