1U6B

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A SELF-SPLICING GROUP I INTRON WITH BOTH EXONS


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.279 
  • R-Value Work: 0.246 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.247 

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Literature

Crystal Structure of a Self-Splicing Group I Intron with Both Exons.

Adams, P.L.Stahley, M.R.Kosek, A.B.Wang, J.Strobel, S.A.

(2004) Nature 430: 45-50

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature02642
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1U6B

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The discovery of the RNA self-splicing group I intron provided the first demonstration that not all enzymes are proteins. Here we report the X-ray crystal structure (3.1-A resolution) of a complete group I bacterial intron in complex with both the 5' ...

    The discovery of the RNA self-splicing group I intron provided the first demonstration that not all enzymes are proteins. Here we report the X-ray crystal structure (3.1-A resolution) of a complete group I bacterial intron in complex with both the 5'- and the 3'-exons. This complex corresponds to the splicing intermediate before the exon ligation step. It reveals how the intron uses structurally unprecedented RNA motifs to select the 5'- and 3'-splice sites. The 5'-exon's 3'-OH is positioned for inline nucleophilic attack on the conformationally constrained scissile phosphate at the intron-3'-exon junction. Six phosphates from three disparate RNA strands converge to coordinate two metal ions that are asymmetrically positioned on opposing sides of the reactive phosphate. This structure represents the first splicing complex to include a complete intron, both exons and an organized active site occupied with metal ions.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystal Structure of a Group I Intron Splicing Intermediate
      Adams, P.L., Stahely, M.R., Gill, M.L., Berman, C., Kosek, A.B., Wang, J., Strobel, S.A.
      () To be published --: --
    • RNA Kink Turns to the Left and to the Right
      Strobel, S.A., Adams, P.L., Stahley, M.R., Wang, J.
      () To be published --: --
    • In Vitro Splicing of the Ribosomal RNA Precursor of Tetrahymena: Involvement of a Guanosine Nucleotide in the Excision of Intervening Sequence
      Cech, T.R., Zaug, A.J., Grabowaski, P.J.
      (1981) Cell 27: 487
    • Self-Splicing Intron in tRNA Genes of Widely Divergent Bacteria
      Reinhold-Hurek, B., Shub, D.A.
      (1992) Nature 357: 173

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, 260 Whitney Avenue, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8114, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein AA98Homo sapiensMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: SNRPA
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PHAROS  P09012
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  • Reference Sequence
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
197-MERB197N/A
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
5'-R(*AP*AP*GP*CP*CP*AP*CP*AP*CP*AP*AP*AP*CP*CP*AP*GP*AP*CP*GP *GP*CP*C)-3'C22N/A
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  • Entity ID: 3
    MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
    5'-R(*CP*AP*(5MU))-3'D3N/A
    Small Molecules
    Ligands 2 Unique
    IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
    K
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    B
    POTASSIUM ION
    K
    NPYPAHLBTDXSSS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
     Ligand Interaction
    MG
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    B
    MAGNESIUM ION
    Mg
    JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
     Ligand Interaction
    Experimental Data & Validation

    Experimental Data

    • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
    • Resolution: 3.10 Å
    • R-Value Free: 0.279 
    • R-Value Work: 0.246 
    • R-Value Observed: 0.247 
    • Space Group: P 41 2 2
    Unit Cell:
    Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
    a = 108.541α = 90
    b = 108.541β = 90
    c = 249.158γ = 90
    Software Package:
    Software NamePurpose
    HKL-2000data collection
    SCALEPACKdata scaling
    MLPHAREphasing
    REFMACrefinement
    HKL-2000data reduction

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    Entry History 

    Deposition Data

    Revision History 

    • Version 1.0: 2004-08-10
      Type: Initial release
    • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
      Changes: Version format compliance
    • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
      Changes: Refinement description, Version format compliance