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|1feh, resolution 1.80Å ()|
FE-ONLY HYDROGENASE FROM CLOSTRIDIUM PASTEURIANUM
A three-dimensional structure for the monomeric iron-containing hydrogenase (CpI) from Clostridium pasteurianum was determined to 1.8 angstrom resolution by x-ray crystallography using multiwavelength anomalous dispersion (MAD) phasing. CpI, an enzyme that catalyzes the two-electron reduction of two protons to yield dihydrogen, was found to contain 20 gram atoms of iron per mole of protein, arranged into five distinct [Fe-S] clusters. The probable active-site cluster, previously termed the H-cluster, was found to be an unexpected arrangement of six iron atoms existing as a [4Fe-4S] cubane subcluster covalently bridged by a cysteinate thiol to a [2Fe] subcluster. The iron atoms of the [2Fe] subcluster both exist with an octahedral coordination geometry and are bridged to each other by three non-protein atoms, assigned as two sulfide atoms and one carbonyl or cyanide molecule. This structure provides insights into the mechanism of biological hydrogen activation and has broader implications for [Fe-S] cluster structure and function in biological systems.
X-ray crystal structure of the Fe-only hydrogenase (CpI) from Clostridium pasteurianum to 1.8 angstrom resolution., Peters JW, Lanzilotta WN, Lemon BJ, Seefeldt LC, Science. 1998 Dec 4;282(5395):1853-8. PMID:9836629
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About this Structure
1feh is a 1 chain structure with sequence from Clostridium pasteurianum. The March 2009 RCSB PDB Molecule of the Month feature on Hydrogenase by David Goodsell is 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/mom_2009_3. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.
- Peters JW, Lanzilotta WN, Lemon BJ, Seefeldt LC. X-ray crystal structure of the Fe-only hydrogenase (CpI) from Clostridium pasteurianum to 1.8 angstrom resolution. Science. 1998 Dec 4;282(5395):1853-8. PMID:9836629