2PL4

D-(GGTATACC) under 0.55 GPa hydrostatic pressure


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.201 
  • R-Value Work: 0.168 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.169 

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Literature

Adaptation of the base-paired double-helix molecular architecture to extreme pressure.

Girard, E.Prange, T.Dhaussy, A.C.Migianu-Griffoni, E.Lecouvey, M.Chervin, J.C.Mezouar, M.Kahn, R.Fourme, R.

(2007) Nucleic Acids Res 35: 4800-4808

  • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkm511
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2PKV, 2PL4, 2PL8, 2PLB

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The behaviour of the d(GGTATACC) oligonucleotide has been investigated by X-ray crystallography at 295 K in the range from ambient pressure to 2 GPa (approximately 20,000 atm). Four 3D-structures of the A-DNA form (at ambient pressure, 0.55, 1.09 and 1.39 GPa) were refined at 1 ...

    The behaviour of the d(GGTATACC) oligonucleotide has been investigated by X-ray crystallography at 295 K in the range from ambient pressure to 2 GPa (approximately 20,000 atm). Four 3D-structures of the A-DNA form (at ambient pressure, 0.55, 1.09 and 1.39 GPa) were refined at 1.60 or 1.65 A resolution. In addition to the diffraction pattern of the A-form, the broad meridional streaks previously explained by occluded B-DNA octamers within the channels of the crystalline A-form matrix were observed up to at least 2 GPa. This work highlights an important property of nucleic acids, their capability to withstand very high pressures, while keeping in such conditions a nearly invariant geometry of base pairs that store and carry genetic information. The double-helix base-paired architecture behaves as a molecular spring, which makes it especially adapted to very harsh conditions. These features may have contributed to the emergence of a RNA World at prebiotic stage.


    Related Citations: 
    • Coexistence of A-and B-Form DNA in a Single Crystal Lattice
      Doucet, J., Benoit, J.-P., Cruse, W.B.T., Prange, T., Kennard, O.
      (1989) Nature 337: 190
    • High-pressure protein crystallography (HPPX): Instrumentation, methodology and results on lysozyme crystals
      Fourme, R., Kahn, R., Mezouar, M., Girard, E., Horentrup, C., Prange, T., Ascone, I.
      (2001) J Synchrotron Radiat 8: 1149
    • High pressure macromolecular crystallography: The 140 MPa crystal structure at 2.3 A resolution of urate oxidase, A 135 KD tetrameric assembly
      Colloc'h, N., Girard, E., Dhaussy, A.C., Kahn, R., Ascone, I., Mezouar, M., Fourme, R.
      (2006) Biochim Biophys Acta Proteins Proteom 1764: 391
    • Crystal structure of hen egg-white lysozyme at a hydrostatic pressure of 1000 atmospheres.
      Kundrot, C.E., Richards, F.M.
      (1987) J Mol Biol 193: 157

    Organizational Affiliation

    Synchrotron-SOLEIL, L'Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin, BP 48, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France. eric.girard@synchrotron-soleil.fr



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
Synthetic DNA octamerA, B 8N/A
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.201 
  • R-Value Work: 0.168 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.169 
  • Space Group: P 61
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 43.71α = 90
b = 43.71β = 90
c = 40.71γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SHELXmodel building
SHELXL-97refinement
AUTOMARdata collection
XDSdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2007-07-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance