1N3J

Structure and Substrate of a Histone H3 Lysine Methyltransferase from Paramecium Bursaria Chlorella Virus 1


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: mimized average structure 

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Literature

A dimeric viral SET domain methyltransferase specific to Lys27 of histone H3.

Manzur, K.L.Farooq, A.Zeng, L.Plotnikova, O.Koch, A.W.SachchidanandZhou, M.-M.

(2003) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 10: 187-196

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsb898

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Site-specific lysine methylation of histones by SET domains is a hallmark for epigenetic control of gene transcription in eukaryotic organisms. Here we report that a SET domain protein from Paramecium bursaria chlorella virus can specifically di-meth ...

    Site-specific lysine methylation of histones by SET domains is a hallmark for epigenetic control of gene transcription in eukaryotic organisms. Here we report that a SET domain protein from Paramecium bursaria chlorella virus can specifically di-methylate Lys27 in histone H3, a modification implicated in gene silencing. The solution structure of the viral SET domain reveals a butterfly-shaped head-to-head symmetric dimer different from other known protein methyltransferases. Each subunit consists of a Greek-key antiparallel beta-barrel and a three-stranded open-faced sandwich that mediates the dimer interface. Cofactor S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) binds at the opening of the beta-barrel, and amino acids C-terminal to Lys27 in H3 and in the flexible C-terminal tail of the enzyme confer the specificity of this viral histone methyltransferase.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Program, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, New York 10029, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H3 Lysine Methyltransferase
A, B
119Paramecium bursaria Chlorella virus 1Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: A612L
Find proteins for O41094 (Paramecium bursaria Chlorella virus 1)
Go to UniProtKB:  O41094
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: mimized average structure 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-01-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance