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Crystal structure of the SARS coronavirus nucleocapsid protein dimerization domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.235 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus nucleocapsid protein dimerization domain reveals evolutionary linkage between corona- and arteriviridae.

Yu, I.M.Oldham, M.L.Zhang, J.Chen, J.

(2006) J.Biol.Chem. 281: 17134-17139

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M602107200

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The causative agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is the SARS-associated coronavirus, SARS-CoV. The nucleocapsid (N) protein plays an essential role in SARS-CoV genome packaging and virion assembly. We have previously shown that SARS-Co ...

    The causative agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is the SARS-associated coronavirus, SARS-CoV. The nucleocapsid (N) protein plays an essential role in SARS-CoV genome packaging and virion assembly. We have previously shown that SARS-CoV N protein forms a dimer in solution through its C-terminal domain. In this study, the crystal structure of the dimerization domain, consisting of residues 270-370, is determined to 1.75A resolution. The structure shows a dimer with extensive interactions between the two subunits, suggesting that the dimeric form of the N protein is the functional unit in vivo. Although lacking significant sequence similarity, the dimerization domain of SARS-CoV N protein has a fold similar to that of the nucleocapsid protein of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. This finding provides structural evidence of the evolutionary link between Coronaviridae and Arteriviridae, suggesting that the N proteins of both viruses have a common origin.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Sciences and the Cancer Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nucleocapsid protein
A, B
103Human SARS coronavirusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: N
Find proteins for P59595 (Human SARS coronavirus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P59595
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.235 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 124.163α = 90.00
b = 50.490β = 108.92
c = 41.479γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
SOLVEphasing
ADSCdata collection
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-04-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance