2PV0

DNA methyltransferase 3 like protein (DNMT3L)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.272 
  • R-Value Work: 0.248 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.248 

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Literature

DNMT3L connects unmethylated lysine 4 of histone H3 to de novo methylation of DNA.

Ooi, S.K.Qiu, C.Bernstein, E.Li, K.Jia, D.Yang, Z.Erdjument-Bromage, H.Tempst, P.Lin, S.P.Allis, C.D.Cheng, X.Bestor, T.H.

(2007) Nature 448: 714-717

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature05987
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2PV0, 2PVC

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Mammals use DNA methylation for the heritable silencing of retrotransposons and imprinted genes and for the inactivation of the X chromosome in females. The establishment of patterns of DNA methylation during gametogenesis depends in part on DNMT3L, an enzymatically inactive regulatory factor that is related in sequence to the DNA methyltransferases DNMT3A and DNMT3B ...

    Mammals use DNA methylation for the heritable silencing of retrotransposons and imprinted genes and for the inactivation of the X chromosome in females. The establishment of patterns of DNA methylation during gametogenesis depends in part on DNMT3L, an enzymatically inactive regulatory factor that is related in sequence to the DNA methyltransferases DNMT3A and DNMT3B. The main proteins that interact in vivo with the product of an epitope-tagged allele of the endogenous Dnmt3L gene were identified by mass spectrometry as DNMT3A2, DNMT3B and the four core histones. Peptide interaction assays showed that DNMT3L specifically interacts with the extreme amino terminus of histone H3; this interaction was strongly inhibited by methylation at lysine 4 of histone H3 but was insensitive to modifications at other positions. Crystallographic studies of human DNMT3L showed that the protein has a carboxy-terminal methyltransferase-like domain and an N-terminal cysteine-rich domain. Cocrystallization of DNMT3L with the tail of histone H3 revealed that the tail bound to the cysteine-rich domain of DNMT3L, and substitution of key residues in the binding site eliminated the H3 tail-DNMT3L interaction. These data indicate that DNMT3L recognizes histone H3 tails that are unmethylated at lysine 4 and induces de novo DNA methylation by recruitment or activation of DNMT3A2.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Genetics and Development, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferase 3-likeB [auth A], A [auth B], C386Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: DNMT3L
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.272 
  • R-Value Work: 0.248 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.248 
  • Space Group: P 61 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 267.2α = 90
b = 267.2β = 90
c = 149.5γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MAR345dtbdata collection
SnBphasing
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2007-05-09 
  • Released Date: 2007-08-14 
  • Deposition Author(s): Cheng, X.

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2007-08-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance