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  • Resolution: 3.5 Å

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Structure determination of minute virus of mice.

Llamas-Saiz, A.L.Agbandje-McKenna, M.Wikoff, W.R.Bratton, J.Tattersall, P.Rossmann, M.G.

(1997) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.D 53: 93-102

  • DOI: 10.1107/S0907444996010566
  • Also Cited By: 1Z1C

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The three-dimensional crystal structure of the single-stranded DNA-containing ('full') parvovirus, minute virus of mice (MVM), has been determined to 3.5 A resolution. Both full and empty particles of MVM were crystallized in the monoclinic space gro ...

    The three-dimensional crystal structure of the single-stranded DNA-containing ('full') parvovirus, minute virus of mice (MVM), has been determined to 3.5 A resolution. Both full and empty particles of MVM were crystallized in the monoclinic space group C2 with cell dimensions of a = 448.7, b = 416.7, c = 305.3 A and beta = 95.8 degrees. Diffraction data were collected at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source using an oscillation camera. The crystals have a pseudo higher R32 space group in which the particles are situated at two special positions with 32 point symmetry, separated by (1/2)c in the hexagonal setting. The self-rotation function showed that the particles are rotated with respect to each other by 60 degrees around the pseudo threefold axis. Subsequently, a more detailed analysis of the structure amplitudes demonstrated that the correct space-group symmetry is C2 as given above. Only one of the three twofold axes perpendicular to the threefold axis in the pseudo R32 space group is a 'true' crystallographic twofold axis; the other two are only 'local' non-crystallographic symmetry axes. The known canine parvovirus (CPV) structure was used as a phasing model to initiate real-space electron-density averaging phase improvement. The electron density was easily interpretable and clearly showed the amino-acid differences between MVM and CPV, although the final overall correlation coefficient was only 0.63. The structure of MVM has a large amount of icosahedrally ordered DNA, amounting to 22% of the viral genome, which is significantly more than that found in CPV.

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      Tsao, J.,Chapman, M.S.,Wu, H.,Agbandje, M.,Keller, W.,Rossmann, M.G.
      (1992) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.B 48: 75
    • Functional Implications of the Structure of the Murine Parvovirus, Minute Virus of Mice
      Agbandje-McKenna, M.,Llamas-Saiz, A.L.,Weng, F.,Tattersall, P.J.,Rossmann, M.G.
      () TO BE PUBLISHED --: --
    • The Three-Dimensional Structure of Canine Parvovirus and its Functional Implications
      Tsao, J.,Chapman, M.S.,Agbandje, M.,Keller, W.,Smith, K.,Wu, H.,Luo, M.,Smith, T.J.,Rossmann, M.G.,Compans, R.W.,Parrish, C.R.
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      (1993) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.D 49: 572

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1392, USA.


Find similar proteins by: Sequence  |  Structure

Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
587Murine minute virus (strain MVMi)N/A
Find proteins for P07302 (Murine minute virus (strain MVMi))
Go to UniProtKB:  P07302
Entity ID: 2
Entity ID: 3
DNA (5'-D(*CP*AP*AP*A)-3')C4N/A
Entity ID: 4
DNA (5'-D(P*A)-3')D1N/A
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 3.5 Å
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 448.700α = 90.00
b = 416.700β = 95.80
c = 305.300γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PURDUEmodel building
PURDUEdata scaling
PURDUEdata reduction

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