2DUT

Crystal structure of a M-loop deletion variant of MENT in the native conformation


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.293 
  • R-Value Work: 0.278 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.278 

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Literature

X-ray crystal structure of MENT: evidence for functional loop-sheet polymers in chromatin condensation

McGowan, S.Buckle, A.M.Irving, J.A.Ong, P.C.Bashtannyk-Puhalovich, T.A.Kan, W.T.Henderson, K.N.Bulynko, Y.A.Popova, E.Y.Smith, A.I.Bottomley, S.P.Rossjohn, J.Grigoryev, S.A.Pike, R.N.Whisstock, J.C.

(2006) EMBO J 25: 3144-3155

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601201
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Most serpins are associated with protease inhibition, and their ability to form loop-sheet polymers is linked to conformational disease and the human serpinopathies. Here we describe the structural and functional dissection of how a unique serpin, th ...

    Most serpins are associated with protease inhibition, and their ability to form loop-sheet polymers is linked to conformational disease and the human serpinopathies. Here we describe the structural and functional dissection of how a unique serpin, the non-histone architectural protein, MENT (Myeloid and Erythroid Nuclear Termination stage-specific protein), participates in DNA and chromatin condensation. Our data suggest that MENT contains at least two distinct DNA-binding sites, consistent with its simultaneous binding to the two closely juxtaposed linker DNA segments on a nucleosome. Remarkably, our studies suggest that the reactive centre loop, a region of the MENT molecule essential for chromatin bridging in vivo and in vitro, is able to mediate formation of a loop-sheet oligomer. These data provide mechanistic insight into chromatin compaction by a non-histone architectural protein and suggest how the structural plasticity of serpins has adapted to mediate physiological, rather than pathogenic, loop-sheet linkages.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Heterochromatin-associated protein MENT
A, B, C, D
423Gallus gallusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MENT-1SERPINB10MENT
Find proteins for O73790 (Gallus gallus)
Go to UniProtKB:  O73790
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.293 
  • R-Value Work: 0.278 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.278 
  • Space Group: P 32
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 182.559α = 90
b = 182.559β = 90
c = 96.723γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
ADSCdata collection
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-08-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance