2H7G

Structure of variola topoisomerase non-covalently bound to DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.199 

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Literature

Structural basis for specificity in the poxvirus topoisomerase.

Perry, K.Hwang, Y.Bushman, F.D.Van Duyne, G.D.

(2006) Mol Cell 23: 343-354

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2006.06.015
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2H7F, 2H7G

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Although smallpox has been eradicated from the human population, it is presently feared as a possible agent of bioterrorism. The smallpox virus codes for its own topoisomerase enzyme that differs from its cellular counterpart by requiring a specific DNA sequence for activation of catalysis ...

    Although smallpox has been eradicated from the human population, it is presently feared as a possible agent of bioterrorism. The smallpox virus codes for its own topoisomerase enzyme that differs from its cellular counterpart by requiring a specific DNA sequence for activation of catalysis. Here we present crystal structures of the smallpox virus topoisomerase enzyme bound both covalently and noncovalently to a specific DNA sequence. These structures reveal the basis for site-specific DNA recognition, and they explain how catalysis is likely activated by formation of a specific enzyme-DNA interface. Unexpectedly, the poxvirus enzyme uses a major groove binding alpha helix that is not present in the human enzyme to recognize part of the core recognition sequence and activate the enzyme for catalysis. The topoisomerase-DNA complex structures also provide a three-dimensional framework that may facilitate the rational design of therapeutic agents to treat poxvirus infections.


    Organizational Affiliation

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA topoisomerase 1C [auth X]314Variola virusMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: TOP1
EC: 5.99.1.2 (PDB Primary Data), 5.6.2.1 (UniProt)
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Find proteins for P32989 (Variola virus (isolate Human/India/Ind3/1967))
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UniProt GroupP32989
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
5'-D(*TP*TP*GP*TP*CP*GP*CP*CP*CP*TP*TP*A)-3'A [auth Y]12N/A
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
5'-D(*TP*AP*AP*TP*AP*AP*GP*GP*GP*CP*GP*AP*CP*A)-3'B [auth Z]14N/A
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.243 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.199 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 66.181α = 90
b = 133.648β = 90
c = 112.947γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2006-08-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-18
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.4: 2021-10-20
    Changes: Database references