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CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF HUMAN XRCC4


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.231 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the Xrcc4 DNA repair protein and implications for end joining.

Junop, M.S.Modesti, M.Guarne, A.Ghirlando, R.Gellert, M.Yang, W.

(2000) EMBO J. 19: 5962-5970

  • DOI: 10.1093/emboj/19.22.5962

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • XRCC4 is essential for carrying out non-homologous DNA end joining (NHEJ) in all eukaryotes and, in particular, V(D)J recombination in vertebrates. Xrcc4 protein forms a complex with DNA ligase IV that rejoins two DNA ends in the last step of V(D)J r ...

    XRCC4 is essential for carrying out non-homologous DNA end joining (NHEJ) in all eukaryotes and, in particular, V(D)J recombination in vertebrates. Xrcc4 protein forms a complex with DNA ligase IV that rejoins two DNA ends in the last step of V(D)J recombination and NHEJ to repair double strand breaks. XRCC4-defective cells are extremely sensitive to ionizing radiation, and disruption of the XRCC4 gene results in embryonic lethality in mice. Here we report the crystal structure of a functional fragment of Xrcc4 at 2.7 A resolution. Xrcc4 protein forms a strikingly elongated dumb-bell-like tetramer. Each of the N-terminal globular head domains consists of a beta-sandwich and a potentially DNA-binding helix- turn-helix motif. The C-terminal stalk comprising a single alpha-helix >120 A in length is partly incorporated into a four-helix bundle in the Xrcc4 tetramer and partly involved in interacting with ligase IV. The Xrcc4 structure suggests a possible mode of coupling ligase IV association with DNA binding for effective ligation of DNA ends.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA REPAIR PROTEIN XRCC4
A, B
203Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: XRCC4
Find proteins for Q13426 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: XRCC4
Go to UniProtKB:  Q13426
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACY
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A
ACETIC ACID
C2 H4 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
CAS
Query on CAS
A, B
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H12 As N O2 SCYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.231 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 164.892α = 90.00
b = 74.793β = 103.97
c = 87.307γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SOLVEphasing
DENZOdata reduction
CNSrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2000-12-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance