Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.78 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.198 

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A HEX-1 crystal lattice required for Woronin body function in Neurospora crassa

Yuan, P.Jedd, G.Kumaran, D.Swaminathan, S.Shio, H.Hewitt, D.Chua, N.-H.Swaminathan, K.

(2003) Nat Struct Biol 10: 264-270

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nsb910
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The Woronin body is a dense-core vesicle specific to filamentous ascomycetes (Euascomycetes), where it functions to seal the septal pore in response to cellular damage. The HEX-1 protein self-assembles to form this solid core of the vesicle. Here, we solve the crystal structure of HEX-1 at 1.8 A, which provides the structural basis of its self-assembly. The structure reveals the existence of three intermolecular interfaces that promote the formation of a three-dimensional protein lattice. Consistent with these data, self-assembly is disrupted by mutations in intermolecular contact residues and expression of an assembly-defective HEX-1 mutant results in the production of aberrant Woronin bodies, which possess a soluble noncrystalline core. This mutant also fails to complement a hex-1 deletion in Neurospora crassa, demonstrating that the HEX-1 protein lattice is required for Woronin body function. Although both the sequence and the tertiary structure of HEX-1 are similar to those of eukaryotic initiation factor 5A (eIF-5A), the amino acids required for HEX-1 self-assembly and peroxisomal targeting are absent in eIF-5A. Thus, we propose that a new function has evolved following duplication of an ancestral eIF-5A gene and that this may define an important step in fungal evolution.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, 30 Medical Drive, The National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117609.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Hex1176Neurospora crassaMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.78 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.198 
  • Space Group: P 65 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 57.427α = 90
b = 57.427β = 90
c = 196.975γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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  • Version 1.0: 2002-11-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2023-03-22
    Changes: Database references, Derived calculations