Crystal structure of K11-linked diubiquitin

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.207 

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Lys11-Linked Ubiquitin Chains Adopt Compact Conformations and are Preferentially Hydrolyzed by the Deubiquitinase Cezanne

Bremm, A.Freund, S.M.V.Komander, D.

(2010) Nat Struct Mol Biol 17: 939

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nsmb.1873
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Ubiquitin is a versatile cellular signaling molecule that can form polymers of eight different linkages, and individual linkage types have been associated with distinct cellular functions. Though little is currently known about Lys11-linked ubiquitin chains, recent data indicate that they may be as abundant as Lys48 linkages and may be involved in vital cellular processes. Here we report the generation of Lys11-linked polyubiquitin in vitro, for which the Lys11-specific E2 enzyme UBE2S was fused to a ubiquitin binding domain. Crystallographic and NMR analyses of Lys11-linked diubiquitin reveal that Lys11-linked chains adopt compact conformations in which Ile44 is solvent exposed. Furthermore, we identify the OTU family deubiquitinase Cezanne as the first deubiquitinase with Lys11-linkage preference. Our data highlight the intrinsic specificity of the ubiquitin system that extends to Lys11-linked chains and emphasize that differentially linked polyubiquitin chains must be regarded as independent post-translational modifications.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
A, B, C, D, E
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L
76Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
UniProt & NIH Common Fund Data Resources
Find proteins for P0CG48 (Homo sapiens)
Explore P0CG48 
Go to UniProtKB:  P0CG48
GTEx:  ENSG00000150991 
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupP0CG48
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
Query on FLC

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Y [auth F],
Z [auth F]
C6 H5 O7
Query on EDO

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AA [auth F]
BA [auth H]
CA [auth I]
EA [auth J]
FA [auth K]
AA [auth F],
BA [auth H],
CA [auth I],
EA [auth J],
FA [auth K],
GA [auth L],
HA [auth L],
IA [auth L],
M [auth A],
N [auth A],
O [auth A],
Q [auth B],
R [auth B],
S [auth B],
T [auth C],
V [auth D],
X [auth E]
C2 H6 O2
Query on CL

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DA [auth I]
JA [auth L]
KA [auth L]
LA [auth L]
P [auth A]
DA [auth I],
JA [auth L],
KA [auth L],
LA [auth L],
P [auth A],
U [auth C],
W [auth D]
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.207 
  • Space Group: P 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 79.23α = 90
b = 79.96β = 90
c = 221.23γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
iMOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2010-07-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2019-07-31
    Changes: Advisory, Data collection, Derived calculations
  • Version 1.4: 2023-12-20
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Other, Refinement description