2H13

Crystal structure of WDR5/histone H3 complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.58 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.166 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.168 

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Literature

Molecular recognition of histone H3 by the WD40 protein WDR5.

Couture, J.F.Collazo, E.Trievel, R.C.

(2006) Nat Struct Mol Biol 13: 698-703

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsmb1116
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2H14, 2H13

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The WD40-repeat protein WDR5 is a conserved subunit of Trithorax (TRX) histone methyltransferase complexes. WDR5 has been reported to selectively bind dimethylated Lys4 (K4me2) in histone H3 to promote K4 trimethylation by TRX. To elucidate the basis ...

    The WD40-repeat protein WDR5 is a conserved subunit of Trithorax (TRX) histone methyltransferase complexes. WDR5 has been reported to selectively bind dimethylated Lys4 (K4me2) in histone H3 to promote K4 trimethylation by TRX. To elucidate the basis of this binding specificity, we have determined the crystal structure of WDR5 bound to a histone H3 peptide bearing K4me2. The structure reveals that the N terminus of histone H3 binds as a 3(10)-helix in the central depression formed by the WD40 repeats. R2 in histone H3 is bound in the acidic channel in the protein's core, whereas K4me2 is solvent exposed and does not engage in direct interactions with WDR5. Functional studies confirm that WDR5 recognizes A1, R2 and T3 in histone H3 but has virtually identical affinities for the unmodified and mono-, di- and trimethylated forms of K4, demonstrating that it does not discriminate among different degrees of methylation of this residue.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1301 Catherine Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0606, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
WD-repeat protein 5A317Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: WDR5BIG3
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PHAROS  P61964
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
histone H3 lys-4 dimethylatedB10N/AMutation(s): 0 
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MLY
Query on MLY
BL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC8 H18 N2 O2LYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.58 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.166 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.168 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 78.68α = 90
b = 98.86β = 90
c = 80.58γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
ADSCdata collection
d*TREKdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-07-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-02-07
    Changes: Experimental preparation