1O9S

Crystal structure of a ternary complex of the human histone methyltransferase SET7/9


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 

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Literature

Structure and Catalytic Mechanism of the Human Histone Methyltransferase Set7/9

Xiao, B.Jing, C.Wilson, J.R.Walker, P.A.Vasisht, N.Kelly, G.Howell, S.Taylor, I.A.Blackburn, G.M.Gamblin, S.J.

(2003) Nature 421: 652

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature01378

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Acetylation, phosphorylation and methylation of the amino-terminal tails of histones are thought to be involved in the regulation of chromatin structure and function. With just one exception, the enzymes identified in the methylation of specific lysi ...

    Acetylation, phosphorylation and methylation of the amino-terminal tails of histones are thought to be involved in the regulation of chromatin structure and function. With just one exception, the enzymes identified in the methylation of specific lysine residues on histones (histone methyltransferases) belong to the SET family. The high-resolution crystal structure of a ternary complex of human SET7/9 with a histone peptide and cofactor reveals that the peptide substrate and cofactor bind on opposite surfaces of the enzyme. The target lysine accesses the active site of the enzyme and the S-adenosyl-l-methionine (AdoMet) cofactor by inserting its side chain into a narrow channel that runs through the enzyme, connecting the two surfaces. Here we show from the structure and from solution studies that SET7/9, unlike most other SET proteins, is exclusively a mono-methylase. The structure indicates the molecular basis of the specificity of the enzyme for the histone target, and allows us to propose a model for the methylation reaction that accounts for the role of many of the residues that are invariant across the SET family.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Group, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
HISTONE-LYSINE N-METHYLTRANSFERASE, H3 LYSINE-4 SPECIFIC
A, B
259Homo sapiensGene Names: SETD7 (KIAA1717, KMT7, SET7, SET9)
EC: 2.1.1.43
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q8WTS6
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
GENE FRAGMENT FOR HISTONE H3
K, L
10Homo sapiensGene Names: HIST1H3A, HIST1H3B, HIST1H3C, HIST1H3D, HIST1H3E, HIST1H3F, HIST1H3G, HIST1H3H, HIST1H3I, HIST1H3J (H3FA, H3FL, H3FC, H3FB, H3FD, H3FI, H3FH, H3FK, H3FF, H3FJ)
Find proteins for P68431 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P68431
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SAH
Query on SAH

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A, B
S-ADENOSYL-L-HOMOCYSTEINE
C14 H20 N6 O5 S
ZJUKTBDSGOFHSH-WFMPWKQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MLZ
Query on MLZ
K, L
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC7 H16 N2 O2LYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 52.690α = 90.00
b = 75.438β = 94.16
c = 69.099γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-02-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance