1NKP

Crystal structure of Myc-Max recognizing DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.219 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.219 

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Literature

X-ray structures of Myc-Max and Mad-Max recognizing DNA: Molecular bases of regulation by proto-oncogenic transcription factors

Nair, S.K.Burley, S.K.

(2003) Cell 112: 193-205

  • DOI: 10.1016/s0092-8674(02)01284-9
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1NKP, 1NLW

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • X-ray structures of the basic/helix-loop-helix/leucine zipper (bHLHZ) domains of Myc-Max and Mad-Max heterodimers bound to their common DNA target (Enhancer or E box hexanucleotide, 5'-CACGTG-3') have been determined at 1.9 A and 2.0 A resolution, re ...

    X-ray structures of the basic/helix-loop-helix/leucine zipper (bHLHZ) domains of Myc-Max and Mad-Max heterodimers bound to their common DNA target (Enhancer or E box hexanucleotide, 5'-CACGTG-3') have been determined at 1.9 A and 2.0 A resolution, respectively. E box recognition by these two structurally similar transcription factor pairs determines whether a cell will divide and proliferate (Myc-Max) or differentiate and become quiescent (Mad-Max). Deregulation of Myc has been implicated in the development of many human cancers, including Burkitt's lymphoma, neuroblastomas, and small cell lung cancers. Both quasisymmetric heterodimers resemble the symmetric Max homodimer, albeit with marked structural differences in the coiled-coil leucine zipper regions that explain preferential homo- and heteromeric dimerization of these three evolutionarily related DNA-binding proteins. The Myc-Max heterodimer, but not its Mad-Max counterpart, dimerizes to form a bivalent heterotetramer, which explains how Myc can upregulate expression of genes with promoters bearing widely separated E boxes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratories of Molecular Biophysics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Myc proto-oncogene proteinAD88Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MYCBHLHE39
Find proteins for P01106 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS  P01106
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  • Reference Sequence
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Max proteinBE83Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MAXBHLHD4
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PHAROS  P61244
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  • Reference Sequence
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  • Entity ID: 1
    MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
    5'-D(*CP*GP*AP*GP*TP*AP*GP*CP*AP*CP*GP*TP*GP*CP*TP*AP*CP*TP*C)-3'F, G, H, J19N/A
    Small Molecules
    External Ligand Annotations 
    IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
    DNAKd :  90   nM  PDBBind
    Experimental Data & Validation

    Experimental Data

    • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
    • Resolution: 1.80 Å
    • R-Value Free: 0.263 
    • R-Value Work: 0.219 
    • R-Value Observed: 0.219 
    • Space Group: P 1
    Unit Cell:
    Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
    a = 39.244α = 87.91
    b = 45.128β = 84.61
    c = 86.484γ = 71.5
    Software Package:
    Software NamePurpose
    HKL-2000data collection
    SCALEPACKdata scaling
    X-PLORmodel building
    CNSrefinement
    HKL-2000data reduction
    X-PLORphasing

    Structure Validation

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    Entry History 

    Deposition Data

    Revision History 

    • Version 1.0: 2003-02-04
      Type: Initial release
    • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
      Changes: Version format compliance
    • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
      Changes: Version format compliance