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SERENDIPITOUS CRYSTAL STRUCTURE CONTAINING THE HEAT SHOCK TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR'S DNA BINDING DOMAIN AND COGNATE DNA THAT IS TRANSLATIONALLY DISORDERED


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.278 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 

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Literature

Crystal packing interaction that blocks crystallization of a site-specific DNA binding protein-DNA complex.

Littlefield, O.Nelson, H.C.

(2001) Proteins 45: 219-228

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1FYL, 1FYM

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We present here three high-resolution crystal structures of complexes between the DNA-binding domain of the heat-shock transcription factor (HSF) and DNA oligomers. Although the DNA oligomers contain HSF's specific binding sequence, called a heat-sho ...

    We present here three high-resolution crystal structures of complexes between the DNA-binding domain of the heat-shock transcription factor (HSF) and DNA oligomers. Although the DNA oligomers contain HSF's specific binding sequence, called a heat-shock element, the crystal structures do not contain the specific protein-DNA complex. In one crystal structure, the 10 base pair DNA oligomer is statically disordered. In the other two related structures, the 12 base pair DNA oligomers are in unique positions, but the protein-DNA contacts in these two crystals are not sequence specific. In all three structures, the DNA appears to act as a rigid, polyanion scaffold to support columns of proteins in a crystalline lattice. A robust crystal packing interface between protein monomers obscures the true DNA-binding surface, known from previous genetic and biochemical studies. By redesigning the protein to interfere with the crystal lattice contacts, we were able to obtain physiologically relevant crystals in a specific protein-DNA complex. Thus, a crystal-packing interface was able to prevent the weak, but physiological relevant interactions between a protein and DNA.


    Related Citations: 
    • A new use for the 'wing' of the 'winged' helix-turn-helix motif in the HSF-DNA cocrystal
      Littlefield, O.,Nelson, H.C.M.
      (1999) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 6: 464


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HEAT SHOCK FACTOR PROTEIN
A
92Kluyveromyces lactis (strain ATCC 8585 / CBS 2359 / DSM 70799 / NBRC 1267 / NRRL Y-1140 / WM37)Gene Names: HSF
Find proteins for P22121 (Kluyveromyces lactis (strain ATCC 8585 / CBS 2359 / DSM 70799 / NBRC 1267 / NRRL Y-1140 / WM37))
Go to UniProtKB:  P22121
Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
HSE DNA-PHOSPHATE BACKBONEC4N/A
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  2 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
N
Query on N
C
RNA LINKINGC5 H11 O7 P

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MSE
Query on MSE
A
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.278 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 103.150α = 90.00
b = 32.990β = 109.90
c = 42.570γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MLPHAREphasing
CCP4data scaling
X-PLORrefinement
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2001-09-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance