1NJW

GUANINE-THYMINE MISMATCH AT THE POLYMERASE ACTIVE SITE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.229 

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Literature

Structures of mismatch replication errors observed in a DNA polymerase.

Johnson, S.J.Beese, L.S.

(2004) Cell 116: 803-816

  • DOI: 10.1016/s0092-8674(04)00252-1
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Accurate DNA replication is essential for genomic stability. One mechanism by which high-fidelity DNA polymerases maintain replication accuracy involves stalling of the polymerase in response to covalent incorporation of mismatched base pairs, thereb ...

    Accurate DNA replication is essential for genomic stability. One mechanism by which high-fidelity DNA polymerases maintain replication accuracy involves stalling of the polymerase in response to covalent incorporation of mismatched base pairs, thereby favoring subsequent mismatch excision. Some polymerases retain a "short-term memory" of replication errors, responding to mismatches up to four base pairs in from the primer terminus. Here we a present a structural characterization of all 12 possible mismatches captured at the growing primer terminus in the active site of a polymerase. Our observations suggest four mechanisms that lead to mismatch-induced stalling of the polymerase. Furthermore, we have observed the effects of extending a mismatch up to six base pairs from the primer terminus and find that long-range distortions in the DNA transmit the presence of the mismatch back to the enzyme active site, suggesting the structural basis for the short-term memory of replication errors.


    Related Citations: 
    • Processive DNA synthesis observed in a polymerase crystal suggests a mechanism for the prevention of frameshift mutations.
      Johnson, S.J., Taylor, J.S., Beese, L.S.
      (2003) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100: 3895
    • Visualizing DNA Replication in a Catalytically Active Bacillus DNA Polymerase Crystal
      Kiefer, J.R., Mao, C., Braman, J.C., Beese, L.S.
      (1998) Nature 391: 304
    • Crystal Structure of a Thermostable Bacillus DNA Polymerase I Large Fragment at 2.1 A Resolution
      Kiefer, J.R., Mao, C., Hansen, C.J., Basehore, S.L., Hogrefe, H.H., Braman, J.C., Beese, L.S.
      (1997) Structure 5: 95

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA POLYMERASE I
A
580Geobacillus stearothermophilusMutation(s): 0 
EC: 2.7.7.7
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Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA PRIMER STRANDB11N/A
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA TEMPLATE STRANDC15N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SUC
Query on SUC

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A
SUCROSE
C12 H22 O11
CZMRCDWAGMRECN-UGDNZRGBSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
MG
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A
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.229 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 87.95α = 90
b = 93.685β = 90
c = 104.992γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-03-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance