Structure of Pisum sativum Rubisco
Publication Abstract from PubMed
The first structure of a ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) from a pulse crop is reported. Rubisco was purified from Pisum sativum (garden pea) and diffraction-quality crystals were obtained by hanging-drop vapour diffusion in the presence of the substrate ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate. X-ray diffraction data were recorded to 2.20 A resolution from a single crystal at the Canadian Light Source. The overall quaternary structure of non-activated P. sativum Rubisco highlights the conservation of the form I Rubisco hexadecameric complex. The electron density places the substrate in the active site at the interface of the large-subunit dimers. Lys201 in the active site is not carbamylated as expected for this non-activated structure. Some heterogeneity in the small-subunit sequence is noted, as well as possible variations in the conformation and contacts of ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate in the large-subunit active sites. Overall, the active-site conformation most closely correlates with the `closed' conformation observed in other substrate/inhibitor-bound Rubisco structures.
Structure of Pisum sativum Rubisco with bound ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate.,Loewen PC, Didychuk AL, Switala J, Perez-Luque R, Fita I, Loewen MC Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2013 Jan 1;69(Pt 1):10-4. doi: , 10.1107/S1744309112047549. Epub 2012 Dec 25. PMID:23295478
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