2C9L

Structure of the Epstein-Barr virus ZEBRA protein


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.232 

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Literature

Structural Basis of Lytic Cycle Activation by the Epstein-Barr Virus Zebra Protein

Petosa, C.Morand, P.Baudin, F.Moulin, M.Artero, J.B.Muller, C.W.

(2006) Mol.Cell 21: 565

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2006.01.006
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes infectious mononucleosis and is linked to several human malignancies. EBV has a biphasic infection cycle consisting of a latent and a lytic, replicative phase. The switch from latent to lytic infection is triggered by ...

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes infectious mononucleosis and is linked to several human malignancies. EBV has a biphasic infection cycle consisting of a latent and a lytic, replicative phase. The switch from latent to lytic infection is triggered by the EBV immediate-early transcription factor ZEBRA (BZLF1, Zta, Z, EB1). We present the crystal structure of ZEBRA's DNA binding domain bound to an EBV lytic gene promoter element. ZEBRA exhibits a variant of the basic-region leucine zipper (bZIP) fold in which a C-terminal moiety stabilizes the coiled coil involved in dimer formation. The structure provides insights into ZEBRA's broad target site specificity, preferential activation of specific EBV promoters in their methylated state, ability to dimerize despite lacking a leucine zipper motif, and failure to heterodimerize with cellular bZIP proteins. The structure will allow for the design of new therapeutic agents that block activation of the EBV lytic cycle.


    Organizational Affiliation

    European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Grenoble Outstation, B.P. 181, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
BZLF1 TRANS-ACTIVATOR PROTEIN
Y, Z
63Epstein-Barr virus (strain B95-8)Mutation(s): 2 
Find proteins for P03206 (Epstein-Barr virus (strain B95-8))
Go to UniProtKB:  P03206
Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5'-D(*AP*AP*GP*CP*AP*CP*TP*GP*AP*CP *TP*CP*AP*TP*GP*AP*AP*GP*T)-3'A19Human gammaherpesvirus 4
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5'-D(*AP*CP*TP*TP*CP*AP*CP*TP*GP*AP *GP*TP*CP*AP*GP*TP*GP*CP*T)-3'B18Human gammaherpesvirus 4
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.232 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 94.170α = 90.00
b = 26.520β = 103.95
c = 98.090γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
XDSdata reduction
PHASERphasing
XSCALEdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-02-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance