2R5M

Crystal Structure of the two MBT repeats from Sex-Comb on Midleg (SCM) in complex with peptide R-(me)K-S


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.169 

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Literature

Structural and functional analyses of methyl-lysine binding by the malignant brain tumour repeat protein Sex comb on midleg.

Grimm, C.de Ayala Alonso, A.G.Rybin, V.Steuerwald, U.Ly-Hartig, N.Fischle, W.Muller, J.Muller, C.W.

(2007) Embo Rep. 8: 1031-1037

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.embor.7401085
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Sex comb on midleg (Scm) is a member of the Polycomb group of proteins involved in the maintenance of repression of Hox and other developmental control genes in Drosophila. The two malignant brain tumour (MBT) repeats of Scm form a domain that prefer ...

    Sex comb on midleg (Scm) is a member of the Polycomb group of proteins involved in the maintenance of repression of Hox and other developmental control genes in Drosophila. The two malignant brain tumour (MBT) repeats of Scm form a domain that preferentially binds to monomethylated lysine residues either as a free amino acid or in the context of peptides, while unmodified or di- or trimethylated lysine residues are bound with significantly lower affinity. The crystal structure of a monomethyl-lysine-containing histone tail peptide bound to the MBT repeat domain shows that the methyl-lysine side chain occupies a binding pocket in the second MBT repeat formed by three conserved aromatic residues and one aspartate. Insertion of the monomethylated side chain into this pocket seems to be the main contributor to the binding affinity. Functional analyses in Drosophila show that the MBT domain of Scm and its methyl-lysine-binding activity are required for repression of Hox genes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Grenoble Outstation, 6 Rue Jules Horowitz, 38042 Grenoble, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Polycomb protein Scm
A
265Drosophila melanogasterMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: Scm
Find proteins for Q9VHA0 (Drosophila melanogaster)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9VHA0
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
peptide R(me)KS
L
3N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MLZ
Query on MLZ
L
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC7 H16 N2 O2LYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.169 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 82.710α = 90.00
b = 82.710β = 90.00
c = 76.230γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
DNAdata collection
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

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