2WC9

Crystal structure of the g2p (large terminase) nuclease domain from the bacteriophage SPP1 with bound Mn


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.259 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.198 

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Literature

Structural Basis for the Nuclease Activity of a Bacteriophage Large Terminase.

Smits, C.Chechik, M.Kovalevskiy, O.V.Shevtsov, M.B.Foster, A.W.Alonso, J.C.Antson, A.A.

(2009) EMBO Rep 10: 592

  • DOI: 10.1038/embor.2009.53
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2WC9, 2WBN

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The DNA-packaging motor in tailed bacteriophages requires nuclease activity to ensure that the genome is packaged correctly. This nuclease activity is tightly regulated as the enzyme is inactive for the duration of DNA translocation. Here, we report the X-ray structure of the large terminase nuclease domain from bacteriophage SPP1 ...

    The DNA-packaging motor in tailed bacteriophages requires nuclease activity to ensure that the genome is packaged correctly. This nuclease activity is tightly regulated as the enzyme is inactive for the duration of DNA translocation. Here, we report the X-ray structure of the large terminase nuclease domain from bacteriophage SPP1. Similarity with the RNase H family endonucleases allowed interactions with the DNA to be predicted. A structure-based alignment with the distantly related T4 gp17 terminase shows the conservation of an extended beta-sheet and an auxiliary beta-hairpin that are not found in other RNase H family proteins. The model with DNA suggests that the beta-hairpin partly blocks the active site, and in vivo activity assays show that the nuclease domain is not functional in the absence of the ATPase domain. Here, we propose that the nuclease activity is regulated by movement of the beta-hairpin, altering active site access and the orientation of catalytically essential residues.


    Organizational Affiliation

    York Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5YW, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
TERMINASE LARGE SUBUNITA212Bacillus phage SPP1Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: 2
EC: 3.1 (UniProt), 3.6.4 (UniProt)
UniProt
Find proteins for P54308 (Bacillus phage SPP1)
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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D [auth A]SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
MN
Query on MN

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B [auth A], C [auth A]MANGANESE (II) ION
Mn
WAEMQWOKJMHJLA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.259 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.198 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 69.71α = 90
b = 69.71β = 90
c = 73.801γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2009-03-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-06-23
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-06-28
    Changes: Data collection