2H14

Crystal of WDR5 (apo-form)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.48 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.197 
  • R-Value Work: 0.157 

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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:  

  • 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 LengthOrganismDetails
WD-repeat protein 5
A
317Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: WDR5 (BIG3)
Find proteins for P61964 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: WDR5
Go to UniProtKB:  P61964
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.48 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.197 
  • R-Value Work: 0.157 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 78.760α = 90.00
b = 98.060β = 90.00
c = 80.790γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
d*TREKdata scaling
PHASERphasing
ADSCdata collection
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-07-11
    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: 2018-02-14
    Type: Experimental preparation