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Structure of the Catalytic domain of human DOT1L, a non-SET domain nucleosomal histone methyltransferase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.204 

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Literature

Structure of the Catalytic domain of human DOT1L, a non-SET domain nucleosomal histone methyltransferase

Min, J.Feng, Q.Li, Z.Zhang, Y.Xu, R.M.

(2003) Cell 112: 711-723

  • DOI: 10.1016/s0092-8674(03)00114-4
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Dot1 is an evolutionarily conserved histone methyltransferase that methylates lysine-79 of histone H3 in the core domain. Unlike other histone methyltransferases, Dot1 does not contain a SET domain, and it specifically methylates nucleosomal histone ...

    Dot1 is an evolutionarily conserved histone methyltransferase that methylates lysine-79 of histone H3 in the core domain. Unlike other histone methyltransferases, Dot1 does not contain a SET domain, and it specifically methylates nucleosomal histone H3. We have solved a 2.5 A resolution structure of the catalytic domain of human Dot1, hDOT1L, in complex with S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM). The structure reveals a unique organization of a mainly alpha-helical N-terminal domain and a central open alpha/beta structure, an active site consisting of a SAM binding pocket, and a potential lysine binding channel. We also show that a flexible, positively charged region at the C terminus of the catalytic domain is critical for nucleosome binding and enzymatic activity. These structural and biochemical analyses, combined with molecular modeling, provide mechanistic insights into the catalytic mechanism and nucleosomal specificity of Dot1 proteins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    W.M. Keck Structural Biology Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
histone methyltransferase DOT1L
A
416Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: dot1DOT1LKIAA1814KMT4
EC: 2.1.1.360
Find proteins for Q8TEK3 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8TEK3
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PHAROS  Q8TEK3
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SAM
Query on SAM

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A
S-ADENOSYLMETHIONINE
C15 H22 N6 O5 S
MEFKEPWMEQBLKI-FCKMPRQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
ACT
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A
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.204 
  • Space Group: P 65
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 152.8α = 90
b = 152.8β = 90
c = 50.81γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SOLVEphasing
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-03-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2014-04-16
    Changes: Data collection