The structure of rabbit muscle phosphoglucomutase at intermediate resolution

Lin, Z. ; Konno, M. ; Abad-Zapatero, C. ; Wierenga, R. ; Murthy, M. R. ; Ray Jr, W. J. ; Rossmann, M. G. (1986) The structure of rabbit muscle phosphoglucomutase at intermediate resolution Journal of Biological Chemistry, 261 . pp. 264-274. ISSN 0021-9258

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The three-dimensional structure of rabbit phosphoglucomutase has been determined to 2.7 A resolution by a combination of isomorphous and molecular replacement techniques. Heavy atom positions were found by using vector search and difference Fourier methods. The two molecules in the asymmetric unit form a dimer with its 2-fold axis perpendicular to and intersecting with a crystallographic 4(1) axis. Thus, the dimers are arranged so that they form fibers that are coincident with the 4(1) axes. A polypeptide model, corresponding with the known residue sequence, has been fitted to the electron density map to produce a structure that consists of four domains. All four have an alpha/beta structure; the first three have a somewhat similar topology that is based on a mixed parallel/antiparallel beta sheet, whereas the fourth is based on an antiparallel sheet. The active site lies between the four domains, with the phosphoserine residue in the first domain and some of the probable substrate-binding residues in the fourth and final domain. The carboxyl edges of all four sheets are directed towards the active site region, which lies in a deep crevice.

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