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THE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR SC-MTTFB OFFERS INTRIGUING INSIGHTS INTO MITOCHONDRIAL TRANSCRIPTION


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.274 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the transcription factor sc-mtTFB offers insights into mitochondrial transcription.

Schubot, F.D.Chen, C.J.Rose, J.P.Dailey, T.A.Dailey, H.A.Wang, B.C.

(2001) Protein Sci. 10: 1980-1988

  • DOI: 10.1110/ps.11201

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Although it is commonly accepted that binding of mitochondrial transcription factor sc-mtTFB to the mitochondrial RNA polymerase is required for specific transcription initiation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, its precise role has remained undefined. I ...

    Although it is commonly accepted that binding of mitochondrial transcription factor sc-mtTFB to the mitochondrial RNA polymerase is required for specific transcription initiation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, its precise role has remained undefined. In the present work, the crystal structure of sc-mtTFB has been determined to 2.6 A resolution. The protein consists of two domains, an N-terminal alpha/beta-domain and a smaller domain made up of four alpha-helices. Contrary to previous predictions, sc-mtTFB does not resemble Escherichia coli sigma-factors but rather is structurally homologous to rRNA methyltransferase ErmC'. This suggests that sc-mtTFB functions as an RNA-binding protein, an observation standing in contradiction to the existing model, which proposed a direct interaction of sc-mtTFB with the mitochondrial DNA promoter. Based on the structure, we propose that the promoter specificity region is located on the mitochondrial RNA polymerase and that binding of sc-mtTFB indirectly mediates interaction of the core enzyme with the promoter site.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
MITOCHONDRIAL REPLICATION PROTEIN MTF1
A
353Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: MTF1
EC: 2.1.1.-
Find proteins for P14908 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
Go to Gene View: MTF1
Go to UniProtKB:  P14908
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
XE
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A
XENON
Xe
FHNFHKCVQCLJFQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.274 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 90.418α = 90.00
b = 44.684β = 110.23
c = 99.819γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
ISIRphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2001-10-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance