1TJL

Crystal structure of transcription factor DksA from E. coli


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.268 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 

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Literature

Regulation through the secondary channel--structural framework for ppGpp-DksA synergism during transcription

Perederina, A.Svetlov, V.Vassylyeva, M.N.Tahirov, T.H.Yokoyama, S.Artsimovitch, I.Vassylyev, D.G.

(2004) Cell 118: 297-309

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2004.06.030

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacterial transcription is regulated by the alarmone ppGpp, which binds near the catalytic site of RNA polymerase (RNAP) and modulates its activity. We show that the DksA protein is a crucial component of ppGpp-dependent regulation. The 2.0 A resolut ...

    Bacterial transcription is regulated by the alarmone ppGpp, which binds near the catalytic site of RNA polymerase (RNAP) and modulates its activity. We show that the DksA protein is a crucial component of ppGpp-dependent regulation. The 2.0 A resolution structure of Escherichia coli DksA reveals a globular domain and a coiled coil with two highly conserved Asp residues at its tip that is reminiscent of the transcript cleavage factor GreA. This structural similarity suggests that DksA coiled coil protrudes into the RNAP secondary channel to coordinate a ppGpp bound Mg2+ ion with the Asp residues, thereby stabilizing the ppGpp-RNAP complex. Biochemical analysis demonstrates that DksA affects transcript elongation, albeit differently from GreA; augments ppGpp effects on initiation; and binds directly to RNAP, positioning the Asp residues near the active site. Substitution of these residues eliminates the synergy between DksA and ppGpp. Thus, the secondary channel emerges as a common regulatory entrance for transcription factors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Cellular Signaling Laboratory, Mikazuki-cho, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5148, Japan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DnaK suppressor protein
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J
151Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: dksA
Find proteins for P0ABS1 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0ABS1
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.268 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 91.319α = 90.00
b = 96.593β = 90.00
c = 117.477γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
CNSrefinement
MLPHAREphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-09-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2014-04-16
    Type: Other