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The recently discovered Rrf2 family transcriptional regulator RsrR coordinates a [2Fe-2S] cluster. Remarkably, binding of the protein to RsrR-regulated promoter DNA sequences is switched on and off through the facile cycling of the [2Fe-2S] cluster be-tween +2 and +1 states. Here, we report high resolution crystal structures of the RsrR dimer, revealing that the [2Fe-2S] cluster is asymmetrically coordinated across the RsrR monomer-monomer interface by two Cys residues from one subunit and His and Glu residues from the other. To our knowledge, this is the first example of a protein bound [Fe-S] cluster with three different amino acid side chains as ligands, and of Glu acting as ligand to a [2Fe-2S] cluster. Analyses of RsrR structures revealed a conformation-al change, centered on Trp9, which results in a significant shift in the DNA-binding helix-turn-helix region.
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30/05/14 → 29/05/17
Biological roles and mechanisms of nitric oxide reactions with iron-sulfur cluster transcriptional regulators
Le Brun, N., Hutchings, M., Thomson, A. & Cull, N.
1/07/12 → 30/06/15