Reverse gyrase from Archaeoglobus fulgidus

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.295 
  • R-Value Work: 0.226 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.226 

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Crystal Structure of Reverse Gyrase: Insights Into the Positive Supercoiling of DNA.

Rodriguez, A.C.Stock, D.

(2002) EMBO J 21: 418

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/emboj/21.3.418
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1GKU, 1GL9

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Reverse gyrase is the only topoisomerase known to positively supercoil DNA. The protein appears to be unique to hyperthermophiles, where its activity is believed to protect the genome from denaturation. The 120 kDa enzyme is the only member of the type I topoisomerase family that requires ATP, which is bound and hydrolysed by a helicase-like domain. We have determined the crystal structure of reverse gyrase from Archaeoglobus fulgidus in the presence and absence of nucleotide cofactor. The structure provides the first view of an intact supercoiling enzyme, explains mechanistic differences from other type I topoisomerases and suggests a model for how the two domains of the protein cooperate to positively supercoil DNA. Coordinates have been deposited in the Protein Data Bank under accession codes 1GKU and 1GL9.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, UK.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
REVERSE GYRASEA [auth B]1,054Archaeoglobus fulgidus DSM 4304Mutation(s): 2 
Find proteins for O29238 (Archaeoglobus fulgidus (strain ATCC 49558 / DSM 4304 / JCM 9628 / NBRC 100126 / VC-16))
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Go to UniProtKB:  O29238
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Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupO29238
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.295 
  • R-Value Work: 0.226 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.226 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 65.198α = 90
b = 67.985β = 104.01
c = 129.728γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

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  • Version 1.0: 2002-02-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
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  • Version 1.3: 2018-01-24
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