1HIO

HISTONE OCTAMER (CHICKEN), CHROMOSOMAL PROTEIN, ALPHA CARBONS ONLY


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.10 Å
  • R-Value Observed: 0.255 

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Literature

The nucleosomal core histone octamer at 3.1 A resolution: a tripartite protein assembly and a left-handed superhelix.

Arents, G.Burlingame, R.W.Wang, B.C.Love, W.E.Moudrianakis, E.N.

(1991) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 88: 10148-10152

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.88.22.10148
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2HIO, 1HIO

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The structure of the octameric histone core of the nucleosome has been determined by x-ray crystallography to a resolution of 3.1 A. The histone octamer is a tripartite assembly in which a centrally located (H3-H4)2 tetramer is flanked by two H2A-H2B ...

    The structure of the octameric histone core of the nucleosome has been determined by x-ray crystallography to a resolution of 3.1 A. The histone octamer is a tripartite assembly in which a centrally located (H3-H4)2 tetramer is flanked by two H2A-H2B dimers. It has a complex outer surface; depending on the perspective, the structure appears as a wedge or as a flat disk. The disk represents the planar projection of a left-handed proteinaceous superhelix with approximately 28 A pitch. The diameter of the particle is 65 A and the length is 60 A at its maximum and approximately 10 A at its minimum extension; these dimensions are in agreement with those reported earlier by Klug et al. [Klug, A., Rhodes, D., Smith, J., Finch, J. T. & Thomas, J. O. (1980) Nature (London) 287, 509-516]. The folded histone chains are elongated rather than globular and are assembled in a characteristic "handshake" motif. The individual polypeptides share a common central structural element of the helix-loop-helix type, which we name the histone fold.


    Related Citations: 
    • Spectropolarimetric Analysis of the Core Histone Octamer and its Subunits
      Godfrey, J.E., Baxevanis, A.D., Moudrianakis, E.N.
      (1990) Biochemistry 29: 965
    • Crystallographic Structure of the Octameric Histone Core of the Nucleosome at a Resolution of 3.3 A
      Burlingame, R.W., Love, W.E., Wang, B.C., Hamlin, R., Xuong, N.H., Moudrianakis, E.N.
      (1985) Science 228: 546
    • Crystals of the Octameric Histone Core of the Nucleosome
      Burlingame, R.W., Love, W.E., Moudrianakis, E.N.
      (1984) Science 223: 413
    • Reversible Association of Calf Thymus Histones to Form the Symmetrical Octamer (H2Ah2Bh3H4)2: A Case of a Mixed-Associating System
      Godfrey, J.E., Eickbush, T.H., Moudrianakis, E.N.
      (1980) Biochemistry 19: 1339
    • The Histone Core Complex: An Octamer Assembled by Two Sets of Protein-Protein Interactions
      Eickbush, T.H., Moudrianakis, E.N.
      (1978) Biochemistry 17: 4955
    • The Compaction of DNA Helices Into Either Continuous Supercoils or Folded-Fiber Rods and Toroids
      Eickbush, T.H., Moudrianakis, E.N.
      (1978) Cell 13: 295

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
HISTONE H2AA95Gallus gallusMutation(s): 0 
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Entity ID: 2
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HISTONE H2BB90Gallus gallusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H2B-VII
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HISTONE H3C93Gallus gallusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H3-IH3-IIH3-IIIH3-IVH3-VH3-VIH3-VIIH3-VIII
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Entity ID: 4
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HISTONE H4D76Gallus gallusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H4-IH4-IIH4-IIIH4-IVH4-VH4-VIH4-VII
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.10 Å
  • R-Value Observed: 0.255 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 118.82α = 90
b = 118.82β = 90
c = 102.93γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PROFFTrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1998-11-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
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  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
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