Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.294 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 

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How proteins recognize the TATA box.

Juo, Z.S.Chiu, T.K.Leiberman, P.M.Baikalov, I.Berk, A.J.Dickerson, R.E.

(1996) J Mol Biol 261: 239-254

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1006/jmbi.1996.0456
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The crystal structure of a complex of human TATA-binding protein with TATA-sequence DNA has been solved, complementing earlier TBP/DNA analyses from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Arabidopsis thaliana. Special insight into TATA box specificity is provided by considering the TBP/DNA complex, not as a protein molecule with bound DNA, but as a DNA duplex with a particularly large minor groove ligand. This point of view provides explanations for: (1) why T.A base-pairs are required rather than C.G; (2) why an alternation of T and A bases is needed; (3) how TBP recognizes the upstream and downstream ends of the TATA box in order to bind properly; and (4) why the second half of the TATA box can be more variable than the first.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Molecular Biology Institute, University of California at Los Angeles 90095, USA.


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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
PROTEIN (TATA BINDING PROTEIN (TBP))C [auth A]185Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TBP
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PHAROS:  P20226
GTEx:  ENSG00000112592 
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UniProt GroupP20226
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  • Reference Sequence

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains LengthOrganismImage
DNA (5'-D(*CP*GP*TP*AP*TP*AP*TP*AP*TP*AP*CP*G)-3')A [auth B],
B [auth C]
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.294 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 66.965α = 90
b = 67.397β = 90
c = 86.226γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 1996-08-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-22
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2024-02-14
    Changes: Data collection, Database references