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Crystal structure of the HRDC Domain of Human Werner Syndrome Protein, WRN


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.279 
  • R-Value Work: 0.253 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the HRDC domain of human Werner syndrome protein, WRN

Kitano, K.Yoshihara, N.Hakoshima, T.

(2007) J.Biol.Chem. 282: 2717-2728

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M610142200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Werner syndrome is a human premature aging disorder characterized by chromosomal instability. The disease is caused by the functional loss of WRN, a member of the RecQ-helicase family that plays an important role in DNA metabolic pathways. WRN contai ...

    Werner syndrome is a human premature aging disorder characterized by chromosomal instability. The disease is caused by the functional loss of WRN, a member of the RecQ-helicase family that plays an important role in DNA metabolic pathways. WRN contains four structurally folded domains comprising an exonuclease, a helicase, a winged-helix, and a helicase-and-ribonuclease D/C-terminal (HRDC) domain. In contrast to the accumulated knowledge pertaining to the biochemical functions of the three N-terminal domains, the function of C-terminal HRDC remains unknown. In this study, the crystal structure of the human WRN HRDC domain has been determined. The domain forms a bundle of alpha-helices similar to those of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Sgs1 and Escherichia coli RecQ. Surprisingly, the extra ten residues at each of the N and C termini of the domain were found to participate in the domain architecture by forming an extended portion of the first helix alpha1, and a novel looping motif that traverses straight along the domain surface, respectively. The motifs combine to increase the domain surface of WRN HRDC, which is larger than that of Sgs1 and E. coli. In WRN HRDC, neither of the proposed DNA-binding surfaces in Sgs1 or E. coli is conserved, and the domain was shown to lack DNA-binding ability in vitro. Moreover, the domain was shown to be thermostable and resistant to protease digestion, implying independent domain evolution in WRN. Coupled with the unique long linker region in WRN, the WRN HRDC may be adapted to play a distinct function in WRN that involves protein-protein interactions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Laboratory, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Werner syndrome ATP-dependent helicase
A
103Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: WRN (RECQ3, RECQL2)
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for Q14191 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q14191
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CL
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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.279 
  • R-Value Work: 0.253 
  • Space Group: I 41 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 64.458α = 90.00
b = 64.458β = 90.00
c = 189.710γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
HKL-2000data reduction
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-12-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance