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Structure of ParB bound to DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.98 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.296 
  • R-Value Work: 0.248 

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Literature

Structures of ParB bound to DNA reveal mechanism of partition complex formation.

Schumacher, M.A.Funnell, B.E.

(2005) Nature 438: 516-519

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature04149

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The faithful inheritance of genetic information, which is essential for all organisms, requires accurate DNA partition (segregation) at cell division. In prokaryotes, partition is mediated by par systems, for which the P1 plasmid system of Escherichi ...

    The faithful inheritance of genetic information, which is essential for all organisms, requires accurate DNA partition (segregation) at cell division. In prokaryotes, partition is mediated by par systems, for which the P1 plasmid system of Escherichia coli is a prototype comprising a partition site and two proteins, ParA and ParB. To form the partition complex necessary for segregation, P1 ParB must recognize a complicated arrangement of A-box and B-box DNA motifs located on opposite ends of a sharply bent parS partition site of approximately 74 bp (refs 3-7). Here we describe structures of ParB bound to partition sites. ParB forms an asymmetric dimer with extended amino-terminal HTH (helix-turn-helix) domains that contact A-boxes. The two HTH domains emanate from a dimerized DNA-binding module composed of a six-stranded beta-sheet coiled-coil that binds B-boxes. Strikingly, these individual DNA-binding modules rotate freely about a flexible linker, enabling them to contact several arrangements of A- and B-boxes. Most notably, each DNA-binding element binds to and thus bridges adjacent DNA duplexes. These unique structural features of ParB explain how this protein can bind complex arrays of A- and B-box elements on adjacent DNA arms of the looped partition site.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239-3098, USA. schumacm@ohsu.edu




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Plasmid Partition par B protein
A, B
192Enterobacteria phage P1Gene Names: parB
Find proteins for Q38420 (Enterobacteria phage P1)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q38420
Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
parS-small DNA centromere siteT25N/A
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
parS-small DNA centromere siteS25N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CIT
Query on CIT

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A
CITRIC ACID
C6 H8 O7
KRKNYBCHXYNGOX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.98 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.296 
  • R-Value Work: 0.248 
  • Space Group: P 62 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 154.600α = 90.00
b = 154.600β = 90.00
c = 132.300γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CCP4data scaling
SCALAdata scaling
SOLVEphasing
CNSrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-11-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-04
    Type: Structure summary