Solution conformation of RNA-bound NELF-E RRM

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  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 160 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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NELF-E RRM Undergoes Major Structural Changes in Flexible Protein Regions on Target RNA Binding

Rao, J.N.Schweimer, K.Wenzel, S.Wohrl, B.M.Rosch, P.

(2008) Biochemistry 47: 3756-3761

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/bi702429m
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The E subunit of the human heterotetrameric negative transcription elongation factor (NELF-E) contains a canonical betaalphabetabetaalphabeta RNA recognition motif (RRM) that binds to a wide variety of RNA sequences. These induce very similar conformational changes in the RRM as determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Although the RNA binding interface of a canonical RRM is mainly located at its beta-sheet surface, for NELF-E RRM large chemical shift perturbations are observed for residues in the flexible C-terminal region and the loop between beta 3 and alpha 2, and both regions are distant from the interface. We determined the solution structure of single-stranded transactivator responsive element (TAR) RNA-bound NELF-E RRM. This structure clearly shows that RNA binding to NELF-E RRM induces formation of a helix in the C-terminus. The RNA-bound form of NELF-E RRM is very similar to the RNA-bound form of U1A RRM, although the C-terminus of the NELF-E RRM is unstructured in the free protein, whereas it is helical in the U1A protein. Thus, RNA binding to NELF-E RRM induces a conformational change toward the U1A structure, resulting in highly similar RNA binding conformations for both proteins.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Lehrstuhl Biopolymere and Research Center for Bio-Macromolecules, Universität Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany.

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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 160 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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  • Version 1.0: 2008-04-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2020-02-19
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Other
  • Version 1.3: 2023-06-14
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