2L6M

Structure of C-terminal dsRBD of the Fission Yeast DICER (Dcr1)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

An extended dsRBD with a novel zinc-binding motif mediates nuclear retention of fission yeast Dicer.

Barraud, P.Emmerth, S.Shimada, Y.Hotz, H.R.Allain, F.H.Buhler, M.

(2011) Embo J. 30: 4223-4235

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2011.300

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Dicer proteins function in RNA interference (RNAi) pathways by generating small RNAs (sRNAs). Here, we report the solution structure of the C-terminal domain of Schizosaccharomyces pombe Dicer (Dcr1). The structure reveals an unusual double-stranded ...

    Dicer proteins function in RNA interference (RNAi) pathways by generating small RNAs (sRNAs). Here, we report the solution structure of the C-terminal domain of Schizosaccharomyces pombe Dicer (Dcr1). The structure reveals an unusual double-stranded RNA binding domain (dsRBD) fold embedding a novel zinc-binding motif that is conserved among dicers in yeast. Although the C-terminal domain of Dcr1 still binds nucleic acids, this property is dispensable for proper functioning of Dcr1. In contrast, disruption of zinc coordination renders Dcr1 mainly cytoplasmic and leads to remarkable changes in gene expression and loss of heterochromatin assembly. In summary, our results reveal novel insights into the mechanism of nuclear retention of Dcr1 and raise the possibility that this new class of dsRBDs might generally function in nucleocytoplasmic trafficking and not substrate binding. The C-terminal domain of Dcr1 constitutes a novel regulatory module that might represent a potential target for therapeutic intervention with fungal diseases.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Protein Dicer
A
121Schizosaccharomyces pombe (strain 972 / ATCC 24843)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: dcr1
Find proteins for Q09884 (Schizosaccharomyces pombe (strain 972 / ATCC 24843))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q09884
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-08-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-10-26
    Type: Database references