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1hcb, resolution 1.60Å ()
Ligands: ,
Activity: Carbonate dehydratase, with EC number
Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, PDBsum, RCSB
Coordinates: save as pdb, mmCIF, xml



Publication Abstract from PubMed

The structure of HCAI-HCO3- complex has been refined with 10-1.6A X-ray diffraction data to an R-value of 17.7%. The structure reveals monodentate binding of the HCO3- anion at an apical tetrahedral position to the zinc ion. The binding mode and interactions of HCO3- in HCAI differ from that in HCAII. The activity linked H2O/OH- group in the free HCAI is replaced by the hydroxyl group of the bicarbonate anion. This result rules out the rearrangement of the bound HCO3- advocated earlier to explain the microscopic reversibility of the catalysed reaction. From the geometry of the H-bonds between Glu106-Thr199 pair and Glu117-His119 couple, the glutamic acids are expected to be ionized and accept H-bonds from their partners. The product-inhibiton by HCO3- anion is explained on the basis of proton localization on His119 in the Glu117-His119 couple. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that Glu117-His119 tunes the ionicity of the Zn2+ and the binding strength of HCO3- anion. A pi hydrogen bond is observed between a water and phenyl ring of the Tyr114 residue.

Enzyme-substrate interactions. Structure of human carbonic anhydrase I complexed with bicarbonate., Kumar V, Kannan KK, J Mol Biol. 1994 Aug 12;241(2):226-32. PMID:8057362

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

About this Structure

1hcb is a 1 chain structure with sequence from Homo sapiens. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.

See Also


  • Kumar V, Kannan KK. Enzyme-substrate interactions. Structure of human carbonic anhydrase I complexed with bicarbonate. J Mol Biol. 1994 Aug 12;241(2):226-32. PMID:8057362 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jmbi.1994.1491
  • Richardson JS, Richardson DC. Natural beta-sheet proteins use negative design to avoid edge-to-edge aggregation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Mar 5;99(5):2754-9. PMID:11880627 doi:10.1073/pnas.052706099

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