Summary: Class III cytochrome C family
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Structure of cytochrome c2 from Rhodopseudomonas viridis.
atomic structure of a cytochrome c' with an unusual ligand-controlled dimer dissociation at 1.8 angstroms resolution
|Class III cytochrome C family|
sulfate respiration in desulfovibrio vulgaris hildenborough: structure of the 16-heme cytochrome c hmca at 2.5 a resolution and a view of its role in transmembrane electron transfer
Cytochromes c (cytC) are electron-transfer proteins having one or several heme c groups, bound to the protein by one or, more generally, two thioether bonds involving sulphydryl groups of cysteine residues. The fifth haem iron ligand is always provided by a histidine residue. Cytochromes c possess a wide range of properties and function in a large number of different redox processes. The founding member of this family is mitochondrial cytochrome c.
Ambler recognized four classes of cytC.
- Class I includes the low-spin soluble cytC of mitochondria and bacteria, with the haem-attachment site towards the N-terminus, and the sixth ligand provided by a methionine residue about 40 residues further on towards the C-terminus. On the basis of sequence similarity, class I cytC were further subdivided into five classes, IA to IE. Class IB includes the eukaryotic mitochondrial cytC and prokaryotic 'short' cyt c2 exemplified by Rhodopila globiformis cyt c2; class IA includes 'long' cyt c2, such as Rhodospirillum rubrum cyt c2 and Aquaspirillum itersonii cytc-550, which have several extra loops by comparison with class IB cytC.
- Class II includes the high-spin cytC' and a number of low-spin cytochromes, e.g. cyt c-556. The haem-attachment site is close to the C terminus. The cytC' are capable of binding such ligands as CO, NO or CN(-), albeit with rate and equilibrium constants 100 to 1,000,000-fold smaller than other high-spin haemoproteins. This, coupled with its relatively low redox potential, makes it unlikely that cytC' is a terminal oxidase. Thus cytC' probably functions as an electron transfer protein. The 3D structures of a number of cytC' have been determined. The molecule usually exists as a dimer, each monomer folding as a four-alpha-helix bundle incorporating a covalently-bound haem group at the core. The Chromatium vinosum cytC' exhibits dimer dissociation upon ligand binding.
- Class III comprises the low redox potential multiple haem cytochromes: cyt C7 (trihaem), C3 (tetrahaem), and high-molecular-weight cytC, HMC (hexadecahaem), with only 30-40 residues per haem group. The haem c groups, all bis-histidinyl coordinated, are structurally and functionally nonequivalent and present different redox potentials in the range 0 to -400 mV. The 3D structures of a number of cyt C3 proteins have been determined. The proteins consist of 4-5 alpha-helices and 2 beta-strands wrapped around a compact core of four non-parallel haems, which present a relatively high degree of exposure to the solvent. The overall protein architecture, haem plane orientations and iron-iron distances are highly conserved.
- Class IV includes complex proteins containing other prosthetic groups besides haem c, such as flavocytochromes c and cytochromes cd.
Human proteins containing this domain
- Miki K, Sogabe S, Uno A, et al. (May 1994). "Application of an automatic molecular-replacement procedure to crystal structure analysis of cytochrome c2 from Rhodopseudomonas viridis". Acta Crystallogr. D. 50 (Pt 3): 271–5. doi:10.1107/S0907444993013952. PMID 15299438.
- Moore GR, Pettigrew GW (1987). : –. Missing or empty
- Ambler RP (1991). "Sequence variability in bacterial cytochromes c". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1058 (1): 42–47. doi:10.1016/S0005-2728(05)80266-X. PMID 1646017.
- Kassner RJ (May 1991). "Ligand binding properties of cytochromes c'". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1058 (1): 8–12. doi:10.1016/s0005-2728(05)80257-9. PMID 1646027.
- Moore GR (May 1991). "Bacterial 4-alpha-helical bundle cytochromes". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1058 (1): 38–41. doi:10.1016/s0005-2728(05)80265-8. PMID 1646016.
- Ren Z, Meyer T, McRee DE (November 1993). "Atomic structure of a cytochrome c' with an unusual ligand-controlled dimer dissociation at 1.8 A resolution". J. Mol. Biol. 234 (2): 433–45. doi:10.1006/jmbi.1993.1597. PMID 8230224.
- Coutinho IB, Xavier AV (1994). "Tetraheme cytochromes". Meth. Enzymol. 243: 119–40. doi:10.1016/0076-6879(94)43011-X. PMID 7830606.
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|SCOOP:||Cytochrom_c3_2 Cytochrom_NNT Cytochrome_C7 Paired_CXXCH_1|
|Similarity to PfamA using HHSearch:||Cytochrome_C7 Cytochrom_c3_2|
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InterPro entry IPR020942Cytochromes c (cytC) can be defined as electron-transfer proteins having one or several haem c groups, bound to the protein by one or, more generally, two thioether bonds involving sulphydryl groups of cysteine residues. The fifth haem iron ligand is always provided by a histidine residue. CytC possess a wide range of properties and function in a large number of different redox processes [PUBMED:9293186].
Ambler [PUBMED:1646017] recognised four classes of cytC.
Class III comprises the low redox potential multiple haem cytochromes: cyt C7 (trihaem), C3 (tetrahaem), and high-molecular-weight cytC, HMC (hexadecahaem), with only 30-40 residues per haem group. The haem c groups, all bis-histidinyl coordinated, are structurally and functionally nonequivalent and present different redox potentials in the range 0 to -400 mV [PUBMED:7830606]. The 3D structures of a number of cyt C3 proteins have been determined. The proteins consist of 4-5 alpha-helices and 2 beta-strands wrapped around a compact core of four non-parallel haems, which present a relatively high degree of exposure to the solvent. The overall protein architecture, haem plane orientations and iron-iron distances are highly conserved [PUBMED:7830606].
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|Molecular function||electron carrier activity (GO:0009055)|
|heme binding (GO:0020037)|
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This family includes cytochromes that contain multiple CxxCH motifs.
The clan contains the following 15 members:C_GCAxxG_C_C CytoC_RC Cytochrom_c3_2 Cytochrom_C552 Cytochrom_CIII Cytochrom_NNT Cytochrome_C554 Cytochrome_C7 Cytochrome_cB GSu_C4xC__C2xCH Multi-haem_cyto NapB Paired_CXXCH_1 zf-3CxxC zf-3CxxC_2
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|Author:||Mian N, Bateman A|
|Number in seed:||22|
|Number in full:||610|
|Average length of the domain:||91.40 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||20 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||42.25 %|
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