3EWK : Structure of the redox sensor domain of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) MmoS



Experimental Technique/Method:X-RAY DIFFRACTION
Release Date:2009-03-24
Deposition Date:2008-10-15
Revision Date:2011-07-13#2017-10-25
Molecular Weight:26464.8
Macromolecule Type:Protein
Residue Count:227
Atom Site Count:1853

MmoS from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) is the multidomain sensor protein of a two-component signaling system proposed to play a role in the copper-mediated regulation of soluble methane monooxygenase (sMMO). MmoS binds an FAD cofactor within its N-terminal tandem Per-Arnt-Sim (PAS) domains, suggesting that it functions as a redox sensor. The crystal structure of the MmoS tandem PAS domains, designated PAS-A and PAS-B, has been determined to 2.34 A resolution. Both domains adopt the typical PAS domain alpha/beta topology and are structurally similar. The two domains are linked by a long alpha helix and do not interact with one another. The FAD cofactor is housed solely within PAS-A and is stabilized by an extended hydrogen bonding network. The overall fold of PAS-A is similar to those of other flavin-containing PAS domains, but homodimeric interactions in other structures are not observed in the MmoS sensor, which crystallized as a monomer. The structure both provides new insight into the architecture of tandem PAS domains and suggests specific residues that may play a role in MmoS FAD redox chemistry and subsequent signal transduction.
Date made available2009

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