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Structure of a SUMO-binding-motif mimic bound to Smt3p-Ubc9p: conservation of a noncovalent Ubiquitin-like protein-E2 complex as a platform for selective interactions within a SUMO pathway


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 

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Literature

Structure of a SUMO-binding-motif Mimic Bound to Smt3p-Ubc9p: Conservation of a Non-covalent Ubiquitin-like Protein-E2 Complex as a Platform for Selective Interactions within a SUMO Pathway

Duda, D.M.van Waardenburg, R.C.A.M.Borg, L.A.McGarity, S.Nourse, A.Waddell, M.B.Bjornsti, M.A.Schulman, B.A.

(2007) J.Mol.Biol. 369: 619-630

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.04.007

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The SUMO ubiquitin-like proteins play regulatory roles in cell division, transcription, DNA repair, and protein subcellular localization. Paralleling other ubiquitin-like proteins, SUMO proteins are proteolytically processed to maturity, conjugated t ...

    The SUMO ubiquitin-like proteins play regulatory roles in cell division, transcription, DNA repair, and protein subcellular localization. Paralleling other ubiquitin-like proteins, SUMO proteins are proteolytically processed to maturity, conjugated to targets by E1-E2-E3 cascades, and subsequently recognized by specific downstream effectors containing a SUMO-binding motif (SBM). SUMO and its E2 from the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Smt3p and Ubc9p, are encoded by essential genes. Here we describe the 1.9 A resolution crystal structure of a non-covalent Smt3p-Ubc9p complex. Unexpectedly, a heterologous portion of the crystallized complex derived from the expression construct mimics an SBM, and binds Smt3p in a manner resembling SBM binding to human SUMO family members. In the complex, Smt3p binds a surface distal from Ubc9's catalytic cysteine. The structure implies that a single molecule of Smt3p cannot bind concurrently to both the non-covalent binding site and the catalytic cysteine of a single Ubc9p molecule. However, formation of higher-order complexes can occur, where a single Smt3p covalently linked to one Ubc9p's catalytic cysteine also binds non-covalently to another molecule of Ubc9p. Comparison with other structures from the SUMO pathway suggests that formation of the non-covalent Smt3p-Ubc9p complex occurs mutually exclusively with many other Smt3p and Ubc9p interactions in the conjugation cascade. By contrast, high-resolution insights into how Smt3p-Ubc9p can also interact with downstream recognition machineries come from contacts with the SBM mimic. Interestingly, the overall architecture of the Smt3p-Ubc9p complex is strikingly similar to recent structures from the ubiquitin pathway. The results imply that non-covalent ubiquitin-like protein-E2 complexes are conserved platforms, which function as parts of larger assemblies involved in many protein post-translational regulatory pathways.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology and Genetics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
SUMO-conjugating enzyme UBC9
A, B
157Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: UBC9
EC: 2.3.2.-
Find proteins for P50623 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
Go to UniProtKB:  P50623
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ubiquitin-like protein SMT3
C, D
106Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SMT3
Find proteins for Q12306 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q12306
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 120.891α = 90.00
b = 84.578β = 124.31
c = 80.141γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data collection
CNSphasing
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-05-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance