Structure of the c-terminal domain of the polymerase cofactor of rabies virus: insights in function and evolution.

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.195 
  • R-Value Work: 0.173 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.174 

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Structure and Function of the C-Terminal Domain of the Polymerase Cofactor of Rabies Virus

Mavrakis, M.Mccarthy, A.A.Roche, S.Blondel, D.Ruigrok, R.W.H.

(2004) J Mol Biol 343: 819

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2004.08.071
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The phosphoprotein (P) of rabies virus binds the viral polymerase to the nucleoprotein (N)-RNA template for transcription and replication. By limited protease digestion we defined a monomeric C-terminal domain of P that can bind to N-RNA. The atomic structure of this domain was determined and previously described mutations that interfere with binding of P to N-RNA could now be interpreted. There appears to be two features involved in this activity situated at opposite surfaces of the molecule: a positively charged patch and a hydrophobic pocket with an exposed tryptophan side-chain. Other previously published work suggests a conformational change in P when it binds to N-RNA, which may imply the repositioning of two helices that would expose a hydrophobic groove for interaction with N. This domain of rabies virus P is structurally unrelated to the N-RNA binding domains of the phosphoproteins of Sendai and measles virus that are members of the same order of viruses, the non-segmented negative strand RNA viruses. The implications of this finding for the evolution of this virus group are discussed.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    EMBL Grenoble Outstation, BP181, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
RNA POLYMERASE ALPHA SUBUNIT112Rabies virus CVS-11Mutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for P22363 (Rabies virus (strain CVS-11))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P22363
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UniProt GroupP22363
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.195 
  • R-Value Work: 0.173 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.174 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 44.3α = 90
b = 44.4β = 90
c = 106.21γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling

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  • Version 1.0: 2004-10-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2019-04-24
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  • Version 1.4: 2024-05-08
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