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Oxidoreductase PDB id
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(+ 0 more) 208 a.a. *
_FE ×6
Waters ×321
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Oxidoreductase
Title: Superoxide dismutase from sulfolobus acidocaldarius
Structure: Protein (superoxide dismutase). Chain: a, b, c, d, e, f. Ec:
Source: Sulfolobus acidocaldarius. Organism_taxid: 330779. Strain: dsm 639. Atcc: dsm 639. Collection: dsm 639. Cellular_location: cytosol. Other_details: german collection of microorganisms
Biol. unit: Tetramer (from PDB file)
2.20Å     R-factor:   0.174     R-free:   0.223
Authors: S.Knapp,S.Kardinahl,H.Niklas,G.Tibbelin,G.Schafer,R.Ladenste
Key ref:
S.Knapp et al. (1999). Refined crystal structure of a superoxide dismutase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius at 2.2 A resolution. J Mol Biol, 285, 689-702. PubMed id: 9878438 DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.1998.2344
16-Nov-98     Release date:   18-Nov-99    
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Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
Q08713  (SODF_SULAC) -  Superoxide dismutase [Fe]
211 a.a.
208 a.a.*
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain
* PDB and UniProt seqs differ at 1 residue position (black cross)

 Enzyme reactions 
   Enzyme class: E.C.  - Superoxide dismutase.
[IntEnz]   [ExPASy]   [KEGG]   [BRENDA]
      Reaction: 2 superoxide + 2 H+ = O2 + H2O2
2 × superoxide
+ 2 × H(+)
= O(2)
+ H(2)O(2)
      Cofactor: Fe cation or Mn(2+) or (Zn(2+) and Cu cation)
Molecule diagrams generated from .mol files obtained from the KEGG ftp site
 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     cytoplasm   1 term 
  Biological process     oxidation-reduction process   3 terms 
  Biochemical function     oxidoreductase activity     3 terms  


    Added reference    
DOI no: 10.1006/jmbi.1998.2344 J Mol Biol 285:689-702 (1999)
PubMed id: 9878438  
Refined crystal structure of a superoxide dismutase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius at 2.2 A resolution.
S.Knapp, S.Kardinahl, N.Hellgren, G.Tibbelin, G.Schäfer, R.Ladenstein.
The extremely thermostable superoxide dismutase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius was crystallized and the three-dimensional structure was determined by X-ray diffraction methods. The enzyme crystallized in the monoclinic spacegroup C2 with the cell dimensions a=168.1 A, b=91.3 A, c=85.7 A, beta=91.4 degrees. The diffraction limit of these crystals was 2.2 A. The crystals were very stable in the X-ray beam and measured diffraction data of a single crystal had a completeness of 99.5 % up to a resolution of 2.2 A.The crystal structure of S. acidocaldarius superoxide dismutase was solved by Patterson search methods using a dimer of Thermus thermophilus superoxide dismutase as a search model. The asymmetric unit accommodates three dimers. Two dimers form a tetramer by using only local symmetries; the third dimer forms a tetramer as well, however, by using the crystallographic 2-fold symmetry.The three-dimensional structure of the S. acidocaldarius dismutase has typical features of tetrameric dismutases. Secondary structure elements as well as residues important for the catalytic activity of the enzyme were found to be highly conserved. The model was refined at a resolution of 2.2 A and yielded a crystallographic R-value of 17.4 % (Rfree=22.3 %). A structural comparison of the two extremely stable tetrameric dismutases from S. acidocaldarius and Aquifex pyrophilus with the less stable enzyme from T. thermophilus and Mycoplasma tuberculosis revealed the structural determinants which are probably responsible for the high intrinsic stability of S. acidocaldarius dismutase. The most obvious factor which may give rise to the extraordinary thermal stability of S. acidocaldarius dismutase (melting temperature of about 125 degreesC) is the increase in intersubunit ion pairs and hydrogen bonds and, more importantly, the significant reduction of solvent-accessible hydrophobic surfaces, as well as an increase in the percentage of buried hydrophobic residues.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Stereo pair of the crystal packing of SA-SOD in spacegroup C 2. Each asymmetric unit accommodates three dimers. The dimer in the asymmetric unit forms a tetramer using the crystallographic symmetry. The red and the blue colored aggregates (each six monomers) form one tetramer with crystallographic symmetry in between the dimers by contributing one dimer colored in red and one in blue.
Figure 7.
Figure 7. Active site of SA-SOD. (a) Sixfold averaged 2(F[o] -F[c]) exp ia[c] electron density map at the active site. The density of the OH - ligand is clearly visible. (b) Coordination of the iron atom. Bond lengths were averaged over the six monomers in the asymmetric unit. (c) Environment of the active site. (a) was generated using the program O [Jones and Kjeldgaard 1991]; (b) and (c) were drawn using the program RIBBON [Carlson 1991].
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from Elsevier: J Mol Biol (1999, 285, 689-702) copyright 1999.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

Literature references that cite this PDB file's key reference

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PDB code: 3h08
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PDB codes: 2dbq 2dbr 2dbz
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PDB codes: 1en4 1en5 1en6
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Removing a hydrogen bond in the dimer interface of Escherichia coli manganese superoxide dismutase alters structure and reactivity.
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PDB codes: 1i08 1i0h
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