2HUE

Structure of the H3-H4 chaperone Asf1 bound to histones H3 and H4


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 

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Literature

Structural basis for the histone chaperone activity of asf1.

English, C.M.Adkins, M.W.Carson, J.J.Churchill, M.E.Tyler, J.K.

(2006) Cell 127: 495-508

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2006.08.047

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Anti-silencing function 1 (Asf1) is a highly conserved chaperone of histones H3/H4 that assembles or disassembles chromatin during transcription, replication, and repair. The structure of the globular domain of Asf1 bound to H3/H4 determined by X-ray ...

    Anti-silencing function 1 (Asf1) is a highly conserved chaperone of histones H3/H4 that assembles or disassembles chromatin during transcription, replication, and repair. The structure of the globular domain of Asf1 bound to H3/H4 determined by X-ray crystallography to a resolution of 1.7 Angstroms shows how Asf1 binds the H3/H4 heterodimer, enveloping the C terminus of histone H3 and physically blocking formation of the H3/H4 heterotetramer. Unexpectedly, the C terminus of histone H4 that forms a mini-beta sheet with histone H2A in the nucleosome undergoes a major conformational change upon binding to Asf1 and adds a beta strand to the Asf1 beta sheet sandwich. Interactions with both H3 and H4 were required for Asf1 histone chaperone function in vivo and in vitro. The Asf1-H3/H4 structure suggests a "strand-capture" mechanism whereby the H4 tail acts as a lever to facilitate chromatin disassembly/assembly that may be used ubiquitously by histone chaperones.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Anti-silencing protein 1
A
175Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ASF1 (CIA1)
Find proteins for P32447 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
Go to UniProtKB:  P32447
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H3
B
77Xenopus laevisMutation(s): 1 
Find proteins for P84233 (Xenopus laevis)
Go to UniProtKB:  P84233
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H4
C
84Xenopus laevisMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for P62799 (Xenopus laevis)
Go to UniProtKB:  P62799
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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B
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
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A, C
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 95.749α = 90.00
b = 95.749β = 90.00
c = 110.676γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
d*TREKdata reduction
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
d*TREKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-11-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-01-24
    Type: Structure summary