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Solution structure of the complex formed by the two N-terminal RNA-binding domains of nucleolin and a pre-rRNA target


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 40 
  • Conformers Submitted: 14 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Solution structure of the complex formed by the two N-terminal RNA-binding domains of nucleolin and a pre-rRNA target.

Johansson, C.Finger, L.D.Trantirek, L.Mueller, T.D.Kim, S.Laird-Offringa, I.A.Feigon, J.

(2004) J.Mol.Biol. 337: 799-816

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2004.01.056

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Nucleolin is a 70 kDa multidomain protein involved in several steps of eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis. In vitro selection in combination with mutagenesis and structural analysis identified binding sites in pre-rRNA with the consensus (U/G)CCCG(A/G) i ...

    Nucleolin is a 70 kDa multidomain protein involved in several steps of eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis. In vitro selection in combination with mutagenesis and structural analysis identified binding sites in pre-rRNA with the consensus (U/G)CCCG(A/G) in the context of a hairpin structure, the nucleolin recognition element (NRE). The central region of the protein contains four tandem RNA-binding domains (RBDs), of which the first two are responsible for the RNA-binding specificity and affinity for NREs. Here, we present the solution structure of the 28 kDa complex formed by the two N-terminal RNA-binding domains of nucleolin (RBD12) and a natural pre-rRNA target, b2NRE. The structure demonstrates that the sequence-specific recognition of the pre-rRNA NRE is achieved by intermolecular hydrogen bonds and stacking interactions involving mainly the beta-sheet surfaces of the two RBDs and the linker residues. A comparison with our previously determined NMR structure of RBD12 in complex with an in vitro selected RNA target, sNRE, shows that although the sequence-specific recognition of the loop consensus nucleotides is the same in the two complexes, they differ in several aspects. While the protein makes numerous specific contacts to the non-consensus nucleotides in the loop E motif (S-turn) in the upper part of the sNRE stem, nucleolin RBD12 contacts only consensus nucleotides in b2NRE. The absence of these upper stem contacts from the RBD12/b2NRE complex results in a much less stable complex, as demonstrated by kinetic analyses. The role of the loop E motif in high-affinity binding is supported by gel-shift analyses with a series of sNRE mutants. The less stable interaction of RBD12 with the natural RNA target is consistent with the proposed role of nucleolin as a chaperone that interacts transiently with pre-rRNA to prevent misfolding.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nucleolin
A
175Mesocricetus auratusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NCL
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Go to Gene View: NCL
Go to UniProtKB:  P08199
Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5'-R(*GP*GP*AP*UP*GP*CP*CP*UP*CP*CP*CP*GP*AP*GP*UP*GP*CP*AP*UP*CP*C)-3'B21N/A
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 40 
  • Conformers Submitted: 14 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
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  • Version 1.0: 2004-04-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance