2WBS

Crystal structure of the zinc finger domain of Klf4 bound to its target DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.232 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.202 

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Literature

The Structure of the Klf4 DNA-Binding Domain Links to Self-Renewal and Macrophage Differentiation.

Schuetz, A.Nana, D.Rose, C.Zocher, G.Milanovic, M.Koenigsmann, J.Blasig, R.Heinemann, U.Carstanjen, D.

(2011) Cell Mol Life Sci 68: 3121

  • DOI: 10.1007/s00018-010-0618-x
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2WBU, 2WBS

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Krueppel-like factor 4 (Klf4) belongs to the Sp/Klf family of zinc-finger transcription factors and is indispensable for terminal maturation of epithelial tissues. Furthermore, it is part of a small set of proteins that are used to generate pluripote ...

    Krueppel-like factor 4 (Klf4) belongs to the Sp/Klf family of zinc-finger transcription factors and is indispensable for terminal maturation of epithelial tissues. Furthermore, it is part of a small set of proteins that are used to generate pluripotent embryonic stem cells from differentiated tissues. Herein, we describe that a Klf4 zinc-finger domain mutant induces self-renewal and block of maturation, while wild-type Klf4 induces terminal macrophage differentiation. Moreover, we present the crystal structure of the zinc-finger domain of Klf4 bound to its target DNA, revealing that primarily the two C-terminal zinc-finger motifs are required for site specificity. Lack of those two zinc fingers leads to deficiency of Klf4 to induce macrophage differentiation. The first zinc finger, on the other hand, inhibits the otherwise cryptic self-renewal and block of differentiation activity of Klf4. Our data show that impairing the DNA binding could potentially contribute to a monocytic leukemia.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Protein Sample Production Facility, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Robert-Rössle-Str. 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
KRUEPPEL-LIKE FACTOR 4A89Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Klf4EzfGklfZie
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  • Reference Sequence
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  • Entity ID: 2
    MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
    5'-D(*GP*AP*GP*GP*CP*GP*CP)-3'F7Mus musculus
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    • Entity ID: 3
      MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
      5'-D(*GP*CP*GP*CP*CP*TP*CP)-3'G7Mus musculus
      Small Molecules
      Ligands 2 Unique
      IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
      GOL
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      A
      GLYCEROL
      C3 H8 O3
      PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
       Ligand Interaction
      ZN
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      A
      ZINC ION
      Zn
      PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
       Ligand Interaction
      Experimental Data & Validation

      Experimental Data

      • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
      • Resolution: 1.70 Å
      • R-Value Free: 0.232 
      • R-Value Work: 0.200 
      • R-Value Observed: 0.202 
      • Space Group: P 21 21 21
      Unit Cell:
      Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
      a = 41α = 90
      b = 45.97β = 90
      c = 73.91γ = 90
      Software Package:
      Software NamePurpose
      REFMACrefinement
      XDSdata reduction
      XSCALEdata scaling
      SHELXphasing

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      Entry History 

      Deposition Data

      Revision History 

      • Version 1.0: 2010-04-07
        Type: Initial release
      • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
        Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance
      • Version 1.2: 2011-10-05
        Changes: Database references, Source and taxonomy