2FQZ

Metal-depleted Ecl18kI in complex with uncleaved DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.260 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 

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Literature

Nucleotide flips determine the specificity of the Ecl18kI restriction endonuclease

Bochtler, M.Szczepanowski, R.H.Tamulaitis, G.Grazulis, S.Czapinska, H.Manakova, E.Siksnys, V.

(2006) Embo J. 25: 2219-2229

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601096
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Restricion endonuclease Ecl18kI is specific for the sequence /CCNGG and cleaves it before the outer C to generate 5 nt 5'-overhangs. It has been suggested that Ecl18kI is evolutionarily related to NgoMIV, a 6-bp cutter that cleaves the sequence G/CCG ...

    Restricion endonuclease Ecl18kI is specific for the sequence /CCNGG and cleaves it before the outer C to generate 5 nt 5'-overhangs. It has been suggested that Ecl18kI is evolutionarily related to NgoMIV, a 6-bp cutter that cleaves the sequence G/CCGGC and leaves 4 nt 5'-overhangs. Here, we report the crystal structure of the Ecl18kI-DNA complex at 1.7 A resolution and compare it with the known structure of the NgoMIV-DNA complex. We find that Ecl18kI flips both central nucleotides within the CCNGG sequence and buries the extruded bases in pockets within the protein. Nucleotide flipping disrupts Watson-Crick base pairing, induces a kink in the DNA and shifts the DNA register by 1 bp, making the distances between scissile phosphates in the Ecl18kI and NgoMIV cocrystal structures nearly identical. Therefore, the two enzymes can use a conserved DNA recognition module, yet recognize different sequences, and form superimposable dimers, yet generate different cleavage patterns. Hence, Ecl18kI is the first example of a restriction endonuclease that flips nucleotides to achieve specificity for its recognition site.


    Related Citations: 
    • The Ecl18kI restriction-modification system: cloning, expression, properties of the purified enzymes.
      Denjmukhametov, M.M.,Brevnov, M.G.,Zakharova, M.V.,Repyk, A.V.,Solonin, A.S.,Petrauskene, O.V.,Gromova, E.S.
      (1998) FEBS Lett. 433: 233
    • Alternative arrangements of catalytic residues at the active sites of restriction enzymes.
      Tamulaitis, G.,Solonin, A.S.,Siksnys, V.
      (2002) FEBS Lett. 518: 17


    Organizational Affiliation

    International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland. MBochtler@iimcb.gov.pl




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
R.Ecl18kI
A, B, C, D
305Enterobacter cloacaeMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: ecl18kIR
Find proteins for O87963 (Enterobacter cloacae)
Go to UniProtKB:  O87963
Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA STRAND 1E,G9N/A
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA STRAND 2F,H9N/A
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.260 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 77.371α = 90.00
b = 95.519β = 90.00
c = 190.173γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MLPHAREphasing
DMphasing
DENZOdata reduction
SHELXDphasing
REFMACrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SHELXEmodel building
GETAXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-06-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Refinement description, Version format compliance