1Y44

Crystal structure of RNase Z


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 

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Literature

Structural basis for substrate binding, cleavage and allostery in the tRNA maturase RNase Z.

de la Sierra-Gallay, I.L.Pellegrini, O.Condon, C.

(2005) Nature 433: 657-661

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature03284

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) are synthesized as part of longer primary transcripts that require processing of both their 3' and 5' extremities in every living organism known. The 5' side is processed (matured) by the ubiquitously conserved endonucleolytic r ...

    Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) are synthesized as part of longer primary transcripts that require processing of both their 3' and 5' extremities in every living organism known. The 5' side is processed (matured) by the ubiquitously conserved endonucleolytic ribozyme, RNase P, whereas removal of the 3' tails can be either exonucleolytic or endonucleolytic. The endonucleolytic pathway is catalysed by an enzyme known as RNase Z, or 3' tRNase. RNase Z cleaves precursor tRNAs immediately after the discriminator base (the unpaired nucleotide 3' to the last base pair of the acceptor stem, used as an identity determinant by many aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases) in most cases, yielding a tRNA primed for addition of the CCA motif by nucleotidyl transferase. Here we report the crystal structure of Bacillus subtilis RNase Z at 2.1 A resolution, and propose a mechanism for tRNA recognition and cleavage. The structure explains the allosteric properties of the enzyme, and also sheds light on the mechanisms of inhibition by the CCA motif and long 5' extensions. Finally, it highlights the extraordinary adaptability of the metallo-hydrolase domain of the beta-lactamase family for the hydrolysis of covalent bonds.


    Related Citations: 
    • Endonucleolytic processing of CCA-less tRNA precursors by RNase Z in Bacillus subtilis
      Pellegrini, O.,Nezzar, J.,Marchfelder, A.,Putzer, H.,Condon, C.
      (2003) Embo J. 22: 4534


    Organizational Affiliation

    CNRS UPR 9073, Université de Paris 7-Denis Diderot, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ribonuclease Z
A, B
320Bacillus subtilis (strain 168)Gene Names: rnz (yqjK)
EC: 3.1.26.11
Find proteins for P54548 (Bacillus subtilis (strain 168))
Go to UniProtKB:  P54548
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
PO4
Query on PO4

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A
PHOSPHATE ION
O4 P
NBIIXXVUZAFLBC-UHFFFAOYSA-K
 Ligand Interaction
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
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A, B
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MES
Query on MES

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B
2-(N-MORPHOLINO)-ETHANESULFONIC ACID
C6 H13 N O4 S
SXGZJKUKBWWHRA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 42.980α = 90.00
b = 188.330β = 90.00
c = 177.910γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-01-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance