1L8D

Rad50 coiled-coil Zn hook


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.278 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 

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Literature

The Rad50 zinc-hook is a structure joining Mre11 complexes in DNA recombination and repair.

Hopfner, K.P.Craig, L.Moncalian, G.Zinkel, R.A.Usui, T.Owen, B.A.Karcher, A.Henderson, B.Bodmer, J.L.McMurray, C.T.Carney, J.P.Petrini, J.H.Tainer, J.A.

(2002) Nature 418: 562-566

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature00922
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1L8D

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The Mre11 complex (Mre11 Rad50 Nbs1) is central to chromosomal maintenance and functions in homologous recombination, telomere maintenance and sister chromatid association. These functions all imply that the linked binding of two DNA substrates occurs, although the molecular basis for this process remains unknown ...

    The Mre11 complex (Mre11 Rad50 Nbs1) is central to chromosomal maintenance and functions in homologous recombination, telomere maintenance and sister chromatid association. These functions all imply that the linked binding of two DNA substrates occurs, although the molecular basis for this process remains unknown. Here we present a 2.2 A crystal structure of the Rad50 coiled-coil region that reveals an unexpected dimer interface at the apex of the coiled coils in which pairs of conserved Cys-X-X-Cys motifs form interlocking hooks that bind one Zn(2+) ion. Biochemical, X-ray and electron microscopy data indicate that these hooks can join oppositely protruding Rad50 coiled-coil domains to form a flexible bridge of up to 1,200 A. This suggests a function for the long insertion in the Rad50 ABC-ATPase domain. The Rad50 hook is functional, because mutations in this motif confer radiation sensitivity in yeast and disrupt binding at the distant Mre11 nuclease interface. These data support an architectural role for the Rad50 coiled coils in forming metal-mediated bridging complexes between two DNA-binding heads. The resulting assemblies have appropriate lengths and conformational properties to link sister chromatids in homologous recombination and DNA ends in non-homologous end-joining.


    Organizational Affiliation

    [1] Department of Molecular Biology and Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California 92037, USA [2] Gene Center and Institute of Biochemistry, University of Munich, 81377 Munich, Germany.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA double-strand break repair rad50 ATPase AB112Pyrococcus furiosusMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for P58301 (Pyrococcus furiosus (strain ATCC 43587 / DSM 3638 / JCM 8422 / Vc1))
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.278 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 31.958α = 90
b = 77.868β = 91.55
c = 53.33γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
TRUNCATEdata reduction
MLPHAREphasing
CNSrefinement
CCP4data scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2002-08-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance