1DI2

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A DSRNA-BINDING DOMAIN COMPLEXED WITH DSRNA: MOLECULAR BASIS OF DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.258 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.231 

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Literature

Molecular basis of double-stranded RNA-protein interactions: structure of a dsRNA-binding domain complexed with dsRNA.

Ryter, J.M.Schultz, S.C.

(1998) EMBO J 17: 7505-7513

  • DOI: 10.1093/emboj/17.24.7505
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1DI2

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Protein interactions with double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) are critical for many cell processes; however, in contrast to protein-dsDNA interactions, surprisingly little is known about the molecular basis of protein-dsRNA interactions. A large and diverse class of proteins that bind dsRNA do so by utilizing an approximately 70 amino acid motif referred to as the dsRNA-binding domain (dsRBD) ...

    Protein interactions with double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) are critical for many cell processes; however, in contrast to protein-dsDNA interactions, surprisingly little is known about the molecular basis of protein-dsRNA interactions. A large and diverse class of proteins that bind dsRNA do so by utilizing an approximately 70 amino acid motif referred to as the dsRNA-binding domain (dsRBD). We have determined a 1.9 A resolution crystal structure of the second dsRBD of Xenopus laevis RNA-binding protein A complexed with dsRNA. The structure shows that the protein spans 16 bp of dsRNA, interacting with two successive minor grooves and across the intervening major groove on one face of a primarily A-form RNA helix. The nature of these interactions explains dsRBD specificity for dsRNA (over ssRNA or dsDNA) and the apparent lack of sequence specificity. Interestingly, the dsRBD fold resembles a portion of the conserved core structure of a family of polynucleotidyl transferases that includes RuvC, MuA transposase, retroviral integrase and RNase H. Structural comparisons of the dsRBD-dsRNA complex and models proposed for polynucleotidyl transferase-nucleic acid complexes suggest that similarities in nucleic acid binding also exist between these families of proteins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0215, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DOUBLE STRANDED RNA BINDING PROTEIN AE [auth A],
F [auth B]
69Xenopus laevisMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: prkra-brbpa
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UniProt GroupQ91836
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
RNA (5'-R(*GP*GP*CP*GP*CP*GP*CP*GP*CP*C)-3')A [auth C],
B [auth D],
C [auth E],
D [auth G]
10N/A
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.258 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.231 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 110.4α = 90
b = 58.5β = 105.2
c = 58.9γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MLPHAREphasing
CNSrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 1999-12-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
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  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
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  • Version 1.3: 2021-11-03
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