6FLP

CryoEM structure of E.coli RNA polymerase paused elongation complex without RNA hairpin bound to NusA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 4.1 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Structural Basis for NusA Stabilized Transcriptional Pausing.

Guo, X.Myasnikov, A.G.Chen, J.Crucifix, C.Papai, G.Takacs, M.Schultz, P.Weixlbaumer, A.

(2018) Mol. Cell 69: 816-827.e4

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.02.008
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Transcriptional pausing by RNA polymerases (RNAPs) is a key mechanism to regulate gene expression in all kingdoms of life and is a prerequisite for transcription termination. The essential bacterial transcription factor NusA stimulates both pausing a ...

    Transcriptional pausing by RNA polymerases (RNAPs) is a key mechanism to regulate gene expression in all kingdoms of life and is a prerequisite for transcription termination. The essential bacterial transcription factor NusA stimulates both pausing and termination of transcription, thus playing a central role. Here, we report single-particle electron cryo-microscopy reconstructions of NusA bound to paused E. coli RNAP elongation complexes with and without a pause-enhancing hairpin in the RNA exit channel. The structures reveal four interactions between NusA and RNAP that suggest how NusA stimulates RNA folding, pausing, and termination. An asymmetric translocation intermediate of RNA and DNA converts the active site of the enzyme into an inactive state, providing a structural explanation for the inhibition of catalysis. Comparing RNAP at different stages of pausing provides insights on the dynamic nature of the process and the role of NusA as a regulatory factor.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Integrated Structural Biology, Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC), 67404 Illkirch Cedex, France; Université de Strasbourg, 67404 Illkirch Cedex, France; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UMR 7104, 67404 Illkirch Cedex, France; Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm), U964, 67404 Illkirch Cedex, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase subunit alpha
A, B
329Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoA (pez, phs, sez)
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for P0A7Z4 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase subunit beta
C
1342Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoB (groN, nitB, rif, ron, stl, stv, tabD)
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for P0A8V2 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase subunit beta'
D
1407Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoC (tabB)
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for P0A8T7 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase subunit omega
E
91Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoZ
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for P0A800 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A800
Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (30-MER)N31synthetic construct
Entity ID: 6
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
RNA (5'-R(P*GP*AP*UP*GP*UP*GP*UP*GP*CP*U)-3')R10synthetic construct
Entity ID: 7
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (39-MER)T39synthetic construct
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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D
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
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D
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 4.1 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationCountryGrant Number
European Research CouncilFranceERC starting grant 679734

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-03-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-03-21
    Type: Database references