PDBsum entry 1cfr

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Restriction endonuclease PDB id
Protein chain
283 a.a.
Waters ×294
PDB id:
Name: Restriction endonuclease
Title: Crystal structure of citrobacter freundii restriction endonu cfr10i at 2.15 angstroms resolution.
Structure: Restriction endonuclease. Chain: a. Fragment: residues 1 - 283. Synonym: cfr10i. Engineered: yes. Other_details: characterization of cfr10i restriction endon janulaitis et al. (1983)
Source: Citrobacter freundii. Organism_taxid: 546. Strain: rfl10i. Expressed in: escherichia coli. Expression_system_taxid: 562.
Biol. unit: Tetramer (from PQS)
2.15Å     R-factor:   0.196    
Authors: D.Bozic,S.Grazulis,V.Siksnys,R.Huber
Key ref:
D.Bozic et al. (1996). Crystal structure of Citrobacter freundii restriction endonuclease Cfr10I at 2.15 A resolution. J Mol Biol, 255, 176-186. PubMed id: 8568865 DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.1996.0015
02-Feb-96     Release date:   27-Jan-97    
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Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P56200  (T2CX_CITFR) -  Type-2 restriction enzyme Cfr10I
285 a.a.
283 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Enzyme reactions 
   Enzyme class: E.C.  - Type Ii site-specific deoxyribonuclease.
[IntEnz]   [ExPASy]   [KEGG]   [BRENDA]
      Reaction: Endonucleolytic cleavage of DNA to give specific double-stranded fragments with terminal 5'-phosphates.
      Cofactor: Magnesium
 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Biological process     nucleic acid phosphodiester bond hydrolysis   3 terms 
  Biochemical function     hydrolase activity     6 terms  


DOI no: 10.1006/jmbi.1996.0015 J Mol Biol 255:176-186 (1996)
PubMed id: 8568865  
Crystal structure of Citrobacter freundii restriction endonuclease Cfr10I at 2.15 A resolution.
D.Bozic, S.Grazulis, V.Siksnys, R.Huber.
The X-ray crystal structure of Citrobacter freundii restriction endonuclease Cfr10I has been determined at a resolution of 2.15 A by multiple isomorphous replacement methods and refined to an R-factor of 19.64%. The structure of Cfr10I represents the first structure of a restriction endonuclease recognizing a degenerated nucleotide sequence. Structural comparison of Cfr10I with previously solved structures of other restriction enzymes suggests that recognition of specific sequence occurs through contacts in the major and the minor grooves of DNA. The arrangement of the putative active site residues shows some striking differences from previously described restriction endonucleases and supports a two-metal-ion mechanism of catalysis.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 4.
Figure 4. Topological diagrams of Cfr10I (a), EcoRI (b) and EcoRV (c) at the same orientation as in Figure 3. Common structural elements are shadowed. Dimerisation regions are emphasised in blue and structural elements that contact DNA are in red.
Figure 5.
Figure 5. Stereo view of the superimposition of the DNA-recognition region of Cfr10I (red) on BamHI (purple). Residue R155 in BamHI is supposed to contact the outer base-pair of the recognition sequence.
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from Elsevier: J Mol Biol (1996, 255, 176-186) copyright 1996.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

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