2QUS

Hammerhead Ribozyme G12A mutant pre-cleavage


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.184 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 

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Literature

Capturing hammerhead ribozyme structures in action by modulating general base catalysis.

Chi, Y.I.Martick, M.Lares, M.Kim, R.Scott, W.G.Kim, S.H.

(2008) PLoS Biol 6: e234-e234

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060234
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2QUS, 2QUW

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We have obtained precatalytic (enzyme-substrate complex) and postcatalytic (enzyme-product complex) crystal structures of an active full-length hammerhead RNA that cleaves in the crystal. Using the natural satellite tobacco ringspot virus hammerhead RNA sequence, the self-cleavage reaction was modulated by substituting the general base of the ribozyme, G12, with A12, a purine variant with a much lower pKa that does not significantly perturb the ribozyme's atomic structure ...

    We have obtained precatalytic (enzyme-substrate complex) and postcatalytic (enzyme-product complex) crystal structures of an active full-length hammerhead RNA that cleaves in the crystal. Using the natural satellite tobacco ringspot virus hammerhead RNA sequence, the self-cleavage reaction was modulated by substituting the general base of the ribozyme, G12, with A12, a purine variant with a much lower pKa that does not significantly perturb the ribozyme's atomic structure. The active, but slowly cleaving, ribozyme thus permitted isolation of enzyme-substrate and enzyme-product complexes without modifying the nucleophile or leaving group of the cleavage reaction, nor any other aspect of the substrate. The predissociation enzyme-product complex structure reveals RNA and metal ion interactions potentially relevant to transition-state stabilization that are absent in precatalytic structures.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Center for Structural Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America. ychi@uky.edu



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
Hammerhead ribozymeA, B69N/A
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.184 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 27.926α = 74.57
b = 53.03β = 81.37
c = 71.963γ = 75.61
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2008-07-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance