2PJP

Structure of the mRNA-binding domain of elongation factor SelB from E.coli in complex with SECIS RNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 

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Literature

Structural insight into a molecular switch in tandem winged-helix motifs from elongation factor SelB.

Soler, N.Fourmy, D.Yoshizawa, S.

(2007) J.Mol.Biol. 370: 728-741

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.05.001
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  2PLY

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Elongation factor SelB is responsible for co-translational incorporation of selenocysteine (Sec) into proteins. The UGA stop codon is recoded as a Sec codon in the presence of a downstream mRNA hairpin. In prokaryotes, in addition to the EF-Tu-like N ...

    Elongation factor SelB is responsible for co-translational incorporation of selenocysteine (Sec) into proteins. The UGA stop codon is recoded as a Sec codon in the presence of a downstream mRNA hairpin. In prokaryotes, in addition to the EF-Tu-like N-terminal domains, a C-terminal extension containing four tandem winged-helix motifs (WH1-4) recognizes the mRNA hairpin. The 2.3-A resolution crystal structure of the Escherichia coli WH3/4 domains bound to mRNA with mutagenesis data reveal that the two WH motifs use the same structural elements to bind RNA. The structure together with the 2.6-A resolution structure of the WH1-4 domains from Moorella thermoacetica bound to RNA revealed that a salt bridge connecting WH2 to WH3 modules is disrupted upon mRNA binding. The results provide a structural basis for the molecular switch that may allow communication between tRNA and mRNA binding sites and illustrate how RNA acts as an activator of the switch. The structures show that tandem WH motifs not only provide an excellent scaffold for RNA binding but can also have an active role in the function of protein-RNA complexes.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of the mRNA-binding domain of elongation factor SelB from Escherichia coli in complex with RNA.
      Soler, N.,Fourmy, D.,Yoshizawa, S.
      (2007) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.F 63: 419


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratoire de Chimie et Biologie Structurales, ICSN-CNRS, 1 ave de la terrasse, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Selenocysteine-specific elongation factor
A
121Escherichia coli (strain K12)Gene Names: selB (fdhA)
Find proteins for P14081 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P14081
Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
SECIS RNAB23N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NA
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A
SODIUM ION
Na
FKNQFGJONOIPTF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CL
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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
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CA
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A
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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MG
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A, B
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 103.498α = 90.00
b = 56.515β = 95.60
c = 48.414γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
Xnemodata collection
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing
MOSFLMdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-10-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance