2MHI

Solution structure of the CR4/5 domain of medaka telomerase RNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Structure and sequence elements of the CR4/5 domain of medaka telomerase RNA important for telomerase function.

Kim, N.K.Zhang, Q.Feigon, J.

(2014) Nucleic Acids Res. 42: 3395-3408

  • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt1276

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Telomerase is a unique reverse transcriptase that maintains the 3' ends of eukaryotic chromosomes by adding tandem telomeric repeats. The RNA subunit (TR) of vertebrate telomerase provides a template for reverse transcription, contained within the co ...

    Telomerase is a unique reverse transcriptase that maintains the 3' ends of eukaryotic chromosomes by adding tandem telomeric repeats. The RNA subunit (TR) of vertebrate telomerase provides a template for reverse transcription, contained within the conserved template/pseudoknot domain, and a conserved regions 4 and 5 (CR4/5) domain, all essential for catalytic activity. We report the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) solution structure of the full-length CR4/5 domain from the teleost fish medaka (Oryzias latipes). Three helices emanate from a structured internal loop, forming a Y-shaped structure, where helix P6 stacks on P5 and helix P6.1 points away from P6. The relative orientations of the three helices are Mg2+ dependent and dynamic. Although the three-way junction is structured and has unexpected base pairs, telomerase activity assays with nucleotide substitutions and deletions in CR4/5 indicate that none of these are essential for activity. The results suggest that the junction is likely to change conformation in complex with telomerase reverse transcriptase and that it provides a flexible scaffold that allows P6 and P6.1 to correctly fold and interact with telomerase reverse transcriptase.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569, USA, Advanced Analysis Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, 136-791, Republic of Korea and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
Medaka telomerase RNAA53N/A
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • 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: 2013-12-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-01-15
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2014-03-26
    Type: Database references