1N0W

Crystal structure of a RAD51-BRCA2 BRC repeat complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 

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Literature

Insights into DNA recombination from the structure of a RAD51-BRCA2 complex

Pellegrini, L.Yu, D.S.Lo, T.Anand, S.Lee, M.Blundell, T.L.Venkitaraman, A.R.

(2002) Nature 420: 287-293

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature01230
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1N0W

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The breast cancer susceptibility protein BRCA2 controls the function of RAD51, a recombinase enzyme, in pathways for DNA repair by homologous recombination. We report here the structure of a complex between an evolutionarily conserved sequence in BRCA2 (the BRC repeat) and the RecA-homology domain of RAD51 ...

    The breast cancer susceptibility protein BRCA2 controls the function of RAD51, a recombinase enzyme, in pathways for DNA repair by homologous recombination. We report here the structure of a complex between an evolutionarily conserved sequence in BRCA2 (the BRC repeat) and the RecA-homology domain of RAD51. The BRC repeat mimics a motif in RAD51 that serves as an interface for oligomerization between individual RAD51 monomers, thus enabling BRCA2 to control the assembly of the RAD51 nucleoprotein filament, which is essential for strand-pairing reactions during DNA recombination. The RAD51 oligomerization motif is highly conserved among RecA-like recombinases, highlighting a common evolutionary origin for the mechanism of nucleoprotein filament formation, mirrored in the BRC repeat. Cancer-associated mutations that affect the BRC repeat disrupt its predicted interaction with RAD51, yielding structural insight into mechanisms for cancer susceptibility.


    Organizational Affiliation

    University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1GA, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA repair protein RAD51 homolog 1A243Homo sapiensMutation(s): 8 
Gene Names: RAD51RAD51ARECA
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PHAROS:  Q06609
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Breast cancer type 2 susceptibility proteinB35Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BRCA2FACDFANCD1
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PHAROS:  P51587
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
peptide linkerC [auth L]14N/AMutation(s): 0 
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Entity ID: 4
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ARTIFICIAL GLY-SER-MSE-GLY PEPTIDED [auth C]4N/AMutation(s): 0 
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Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 57.3α = 90
b = 59.14β = 90
c = 77.2γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
SHARPphasing
CNSrefinement
CCP4data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2002-11-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2016-05-25
    Changes: Source and taxonomy
  • Version 1.4: 2020-01-22
    Changes: Advisory, Database references, Derived calculations