2G4C

Crystal Structure of human DNA polymerase gamma accessory subunit


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.285 
  • R-Value Work: 0.232 

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Literature

A novel processive mechanism for DNA synthesis revealed by structure, modeling and mutagenesis of the accessory subunit of human mitochondrial DNA polymerase

Fan, L.Kim, S.Farr, C.L.Schaefer, K.T.Randolph, K.M.Tainer, J.A.Kaguni, L.S.

(2006) J.Mol.Biol. 358: 1229-1243

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2006.02.073

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Mitochondrial DNA polymerase (pol gamma) is the sole DNA polymerase responsible for replication and repair of animal mitochondrial DNA. Here, we address the molecular mechanism by which the human holoenzyme achieves high processivity in nucleotide po ...

    Mitochondrial DNA polymerase (pol gamma) is the sole DNA polymerase responsible for replication and repair of animal mitochondrial DNA. Here, we address the molecular mechanism by which the human holoenzyme achieves high processivity in nucleotide polymerization. We have determined the crystal structure of human pol gamma-beta, the accessory subunit that binds with high affinity to the catalytic core, pol gamma-alpha, to stimulate its activity and enhance holoenzyme processivity. We find that human pol gamma-beta shares a high level of structural similarity to class IIa aminoacyl tRNA synthetases, and forms a dimer in the crystal. A human pol gamma/DNA complex model was developed using the structures of the pol gamma-beta dimer and the bacteriophage T7 DNA polymerase ternary complex, which suggests multiple regions of subunit interaction between pol gamma-beta and the human catalytic core that allow it to encircle the newly synthesized double-stranded DNA, and thereby enhance DNA binding affinity and holoenzyme processivity. Biochemical properties of a novel set of human pol gamma-beta mutants are explained by and test the model, and elucidate the role of the accessory subunit as a novel type of processivity factor in stimulating pol gamma activity and in enhancing processivity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92034, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA polymerase gamma subunit 2
A, B, C, D
474Homo sapiensGene Names: POLG2 (MTPOLB)
EC: 2.7.7.7
Find proteins for Q9UHN1 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: POLG2
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9UHN1
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.285 
  • R-Value Work: 0.232 
  • Space Group: P 32
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 101.790α = 90.00
b = 101.790β = 90.00
c = 170.277γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data collection
CCP4phasing
MOLREPphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-04-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-18
    Type: Refinement description