PDBsum entry 1kf3

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Hydrolase PDB id
Protein chain
124 a.a. *
Waters ×246
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Hydrolase
Title: Atomic resolution structure of rnase a at ph 5.9
Structure: Pancreatic ribonuclease. Chain: a. Synonym: rnase a. Ec:
Source: Bos taurus. Cattle. Organism_taxid: 9913. Organ: pancreas
1.05Å     R-factor:   0.102    
Authors: R.Berisio,F.Sica,V.S.Lamzin,K.S.Wilson,A.Zagari,L.Mazzarella
Key ref:
R.Berisio et al. (2002). Atomic resolution structures of ribonuclease A at six pH values. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr, 58, 441-450. PubMed id: 11856829 DOI: 10.1107/S0907444901021758
19-Nov-01     Release date:   19-Dec-01    
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Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P61823  (RNAS1_BOVIN) -  Ribonuclease pancreatic
150 a.a.
124 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Enzyme reactions 
   Enzyme class: E.C.  - Pancreatic ribonuclease.
[IntEnz]   [ExPASy]   [KEGG]   [BRENDA]
      Reaction: Endonucleolytic cleavage to nucleoside 3'-phosphates and 3'-phosphooligonucleotides ending in C-P or U-P with 2',3'-cyclic phosphate intermediates.
 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     extracellular region   1 term 
  Biological process     metabolic process   3 terms 
  Biochemical function     nucleic acid binding     6 terms  


DOI no: 10.1107/S0907444901021758 Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 58:441-450 (2002)
PubMed id: 11856829  
Atomic resolution structures of ribonuclease A at six pH values.
R.Berisio, F.Sica, V.S.Lamzin, K.S.Wilson, A.Zagari, L.Mazzarella.
The diffraction pattern of protein crystals extending to atomic resolution guarantees a very accurate picture of the molecular structure and enables the study of subtle phenomena related to protein functionality. Six structures of bovine pancreatic ribonuclease at the pH* values 5.2, 5.9, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0 and 8.8 and at resolution limits in the range 1.05-1.15A have been refined. An overall description of the six structures and several aspects, mainly regarding pH-triggered conformational changes, are described here. Since subtle variations were expected, a thorough validation assessment of the six refined models was first carried out. Some stereochemical parameters, such as the N[bond]C(alpha)[bond]C angle and the pyramidalization at the carbonyl C atoms, indicate that the standard target values and their weights typically used in refinement may need revision. A detailed comparison of the six structures has provided experimental evidence on the role of Lys41 in catalysis. Furthermore, insights are given into the structural effects related to the pH-dependent binding of a sulfate anion, which mimics the phosphate group of RNA, in the active site. Finally, the results support a number of thermodynamic and kinetic experimental data concerning the role of the disulfide bridge between Cys65 and Cys72 in the folding of RNase A.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 3.
Figure 3 Conformational changes of the catalytic Gln11 and Lys41. (a) Superposition of the two structures at pH* 5.2 (dark grey) and 8.0 (light grey); only the most populated conformers are shown for clarity. (b) Electron-density maps (3F[o] - 2F[c]) contoured at 1.7 for the structures at pH* 5.2 and (c) at pH* 8.8. The figures were generated using the program BOBSCRIPT (Esnouf, 1999[Esnouf, R. M. (1999). Acta Cryst. D55, 938-940.]).
Figure 6.
Figure 6 Electron-density map (3F[o] - 2F[c]), contoured at 2.7 , showing the double conformation of the disulfide bridge [65-72].
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from the IUCr: Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr (2002, 58, 441-450) copyright 2002.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

Literature references that cite this PDB file's key reference

  PubMed id Reference
  20208156 C.A.Nieves-Marrero, C.R.Ruiz-Martínez, R.A.Estremera-Andújar, L.A.González-Ramírez, J.López-Garriga, and J.A.Gavira (2010).
Two-step counterdiffusion protocol for the crystallization of haemoglobin II from Lucina pectinata in the pH range 4-9.
  Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun, 66, 264-268.  
  20124705 S.B.Larson, J.S.Day, C.Nguyen, R.Cudney, and A.McPherson (2010).
Structure of bovine pancreatic ribonuclease complexed with uridine 5'-monophosphate at 1.60 A resolution.
  Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun, 66, 113-120.
PDB code: 3jw1
20583025 S.Cheng, S.A.Edwards, Y.Jiang, and F.Gräter (2010).
Glycosylation enhances peptide hydrophobic collapse by impairing solvation.
  Chemphyschem, 11, 2367-2374.  
19280639 A.Merlino, I.Russo Krauss, M.Perillo, C.A.Mattia, C.Ercole, D.Picone, A.Vergara, and F.Sica (2009).
Toward an antitumor form of bovine pancreatic ribonuclease: The crystal structure of three noncovalent dimeric mutants.
  Biopolymers, 91, 1029-1037.
PDB codes: 3fkz 3fl0 3fl1 3fl3
18518759 A.K.Beck, H.I.Pass, M.Carbone, and H.Yang (2008).
Ranpirnase as a potential antitumor ribonuclease treatment for mesothelioma and other malignancies.
  Future Oncol, 4, 341-349.  
17937402 Y.Choi, J.H.Lee, S.Hwang, J.K.Kim, K.Jeong, and S.Jung (2008).
Retardation of the unfolding process by single N-glycosylation of ribonuclease A based on molecular dynamics simulations.
  Biopolymers, 89, 114-123.  
17612625 C.N.N'soukpoé-Kossi, C.Ragi, and H.A.Tajmir-Riahi (2007).
RNase A - tRNA binding alters protein conformation.
  Biochem Cell Biol, 85, 311-318.  
17417947 S.S.Pachouri, R.C.Sobti, P.Kaur, and J.Singh (2007).
Contrasting impact of DNA repair gene XRCC1 polymorphisms Arg399Gln and Arg194Trp on the risk of lung cancer in the north-Indian population.
  DNA Cell Biol, 26, 186-191.  
16177964 A.Torreggiani, M.Tamba, I.Manco, M.R.Faraone-Mennella, C.Ferreri, and C.Chatgilialoglu (2006).
Investigation of radical-based damage of RNase A in aqueous solution and lipid vesicles.
  Biopolymers, 81, 39-50.  
15728177 A.Merlino, L.Mazzarella, A.Carannante, A.Di Fiore, A.Di Donato, E.Notomista, and F.Sica (2005).
The importance of dynamic effects on the enzyme activity: X-ray structure and molecular dynamics of onconase mutants.
  J Biol Chem, 280, 17953-17960.
PDB codes: 1yv4 1yv6 1yv7
15596505 A.Merlino, M.A.Ceruso, L.Vitagliano, and L.Mazzarella (2005).
Open interface and large quaternary structure movements in 3D domain swapped proteins: insights from molecular dynamics simulations of the C-terminal swapped dimer of ribonuclease A.
  Biophys J, 88, 2003-2012.  
15647261 D.Picone, A.Di Fiore, C.Ercole, M.Franzese, F.Sica, S.Tomaselli, and L.Mazzarella (2005).
The role of the hinge loop in domain swapping. The special case of bovine seminal ribonuclease.
  J Biol Chem, 280, 13771-13778.
PDB codes: 1y92 1y94
15041676 A.Merlino, L.Vitagliano, M.A.Ceruso, and L.Mazzarella (2004).
Dynamic properties of the N-terminal swapped dimer of ribonuclease A.
  Biophys J, 86, 2383-2391.  
12945053 A.Merlino, L.Vitagliano, M.A.Ceruso, and L.Mazzarella (2003).
Subtle functional collective motions in pancreatic-like ribonucleases: from ribonuclease A to angiogenin.
  Proteins, 53, 101-110.  
14675549 A.Vrielink, and N.Sampson (2003).
Sub-Angstrom resolution enzyme X-ray structures: is seeing believing?
  Curr Opin Struct Biol, 13, 709-715.  
14573867 D.D.Leonidas, G.B.Chavali, N.G.Oikonomakos, E.D.Chrysina, M.N.Kosmopoulou, M.Vlassi, C.Frankling, and K.R.Acharya (2003).
High-resolution crystal structures of ribonuclease A complexed with adenylic and uridylic nucleotide inhibitors. Implications for structure-based design of ribonucleolytic inhibitors.
  Protein Sci, 12, 2559-2574.
PDB codes: 1o0f 1o0h 1o0m 1o0n 1o0o
12833549 F.Sica, A.Di Fiore, A.Zagari, and L.Mazzarella (2003).
The unswapped chain of bovine seminal ribonuclease: Crystal structure of the free and liganded monomeric derivative.
  Proteins, 52, 263-271.
PDB codes: 1n1x 1n3z
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