Crystal Structure of the R132K:Y134F Mutant of Apo-Cellular Retinoic Acid Binding Protein Type II at 1.71 Angstroms Resolution

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.71 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.160 

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Structural analysis of site-directed mutants of cellular retinoic acid-binding protein II addresses the relationship between structural integrity and ligand binding.

Vaezeslami, S.Jia, X.Vasileiou, C.Borhan, B.Geiger, J.H.

(2008) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 64: 1228-1239

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S0907444908032216
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3CWK, 3D95, 3D96

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The structural integrity of cellular retinoic acid-binding protein II (CRABPII) has been investigated using the crystal structures of CRABPII mutants. The overall fold was well maintained by these CRABPII mutants, each of which carried multiple different mutations. A water-mediated network is found to be present across the large binding cavity, extending from Arg111 deep inside the cavity to the alpha2 helix at its entrance. This chain of interactions acts as a ;pillar' that maintains the integrity of the protein. The disruption of the water network upon loss of Arg111 leads to decreased structural integrity of the protein. A water-mediated network can be re-established by introducing the hydrophilic Glu121 inside the cavity, which results in a rigid protein with the alpha2 helix adopting an altered conformation compared with wild-type CRABPII.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Rigaku Americas Corporation, 9009 New Trails Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Cellular retinoic acid-binding protein 2
A, B
137Homo sapiensMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: CRABP2
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Go to UniProtKB:  P29373
GTEx:  ENSG00000143320 
Entity Groups  
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UniProt GroupP29373
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
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C2 H3 O2
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.71 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.160 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 34.59α = 73.9
b = 37.23β = 74.82
c = 58.77γ = 87.9
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2008-07-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-10-25
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.3: 2021-10-20
    Changes: Database references, Derived calculations
  • Version 1.4: 2024-02-21
    Changes: Data collection