138D

A-DNA DECAMER D(GCGGGCCCGC)-HEXAGONAL CRYSTAL FORM


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.183 

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Literature

Evidence for crystal environment dominating base sequence effects on DNA conformation: crystal structures of the orthorhombic and hexagonal polymorphs of the A-DNA decamer d(GCGGGCCCGC) and comparison with their isomorphous crystal structures.

Ramakrishnan, B.Sundaralingam, M.

(1993) Biochemistry 32: 11458-11468

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi00093a025
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    137D, 138D

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We have determined the structure of the A-DNA decamer d(GCGGGCCCGC) in two crystal forms, orthorhombic and hexagonal, at 1.7- and 1.8-A resolution, respectively. In the orthorhombic form, the fifth guanine residue has nearly trans-trans conformations for the alpha-gamma backbone torsions, as in the isomorphous orthorhombic structure d(CCCGGCCGGG) [Ramakrishnan, B ...

    We have determined the structure of the A-DNA decamer d(GCGGGCCCGC) in two crystal forms, orthorhombic and hexagonal, at 1.7- and 1.8-A resolution, respectively. In the orthorhombic form, the fifth guanine residue has nearly trans-trans conformations for the alpha-gamma backbone torsions, as in the isomorphous orthorhombic structure d(CCCGGCCGGG) [Ramakrishnan, B., & Sundaralingam, M. (1993) J. Mol. Biol. 231, 431-444]. However, in the hexagonal form, the eighth cytosine residue adopts the trans-trans conformations for the backbone alpha-gamma torsions, as in the isomorphous hexagonal structure d(ACCGGCCGGT) [Frederick, C. A., Quigley, G. J., Teng, M.-K., Coll, M., van der Marel, G. A., van Boom, J. H., Rich, A., & Wang, A. H.-J. (1989) Eur. J. Biochem. 181, 295-307]. Even though the average helix and base-pair parameters are nearly the same in the two polymorphous crystal forms having the same sequence, many of the base-dependent local helix parameters are quite different. However, in the isomorphous crystal forms, in spite of the differing base sequences, the local helix and base-pair parameters of the duplexes are nearly the same. This indicates that, in crystals, the local conformation of a DNA structure is affected severely by the crystal packing environment rather than by the base sequence.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210-1002.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
DNA (5'-D(*GP*CP*GP*GP*GP*CP*CP*CP*GP*C)-3')A10N/A
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.183 
  • Space Group: P 61 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 39.11α = 90
b = 39.11β = 90
c = 79.23γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORrefinement

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 1994-01-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-22
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance