2O5I

Crystal structure of the T. thermophilus RNA polymerase elongation complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.267 
  • R-Value Work: 0.238 

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Literature

Structural basis for transcription elongation by bacterial RNA polymerase.

Vassylyev, D.G.Vassylyeva, M.N.Perederina, A.Tahirov, T.H.Artsimovitch, I.

(2007) Nature 448: 157-162

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature05932

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The RNA polymerase elongation complex (EC) is both highly stable and processive, rapidly extending RNA chains for thousands of nucleotides. Understanding the mechanisms of elongation and its regulation requires detailed information about the structur ...

    The RNA polymerase elongation complex (EC) is both highly stable and processive, rapidly extending RNA chains for thousands of nucleotides. Understanding the mechanisms of elongation and its regulation requires detailed information about the structural organization of the EC. Here we report the 2.5-A resolution structure of the Thermus thermophilus EC; the structure reveals the post-translocated intermediate with the DNA template in the active site available for pairing with the substrate. DNA strand separation occurs one position downstream of the active site, implying that only one substrate at a time can specifically bind to the EC. The upstream edge of the RNA/DNA hybrid stacks on the beta'-subunit 'lid' loop, whereas the first displaced RNA base is trapped within a protein pocket, suggesting a mechanism for RNA displacement. The RNA is threaded through the RNA exit channel, where it adopts a conformation mimicking that of a single strand within a double helix, providing insight into a mechanism for hairpin-dependent pausing and termination.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, 402B Kaul Genetics Building, 720 20th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA. dmitry@uab.edu




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase alpha chain
A, B, K, L
315Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoA
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for Q5SHR6 (Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q5SHR6
Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase beta chain
C, M
1119Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoB
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for Q8RQE9 (Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8RQE9
Entity ID: 6
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase beta' chain
D, N
1524Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoC
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for Q8RQE8 (Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8RQE8
Entity ID: 7
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase omega chain
E, O
99Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoZ
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for Q8RQE7 (Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8RQE7
Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5'-D(P*CP*CP*CP*TP*GP*TP*CP*TP*GP*GP*CP*GP*TP*TP*CP*GP*CP*GP*CP*GP*CP*CP*G)-3'G,X23N/A
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5'-R(P*GP*AP*GP*UP*CP*UP*GP*CP*GP*GP*CP*GP*CP*GP*CP*G)-3'H,Y16N/A
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5'-D(*AP*AP*CP*GP*CP*CP*AP*GP*AP*CP*AP*GP*GP*G)-3'I,Z14N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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D, N
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
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D, N
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.267 
  • R-Value Work: 0.238 
  • Space Group: P 41
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 156.211α = 90.00
b = 156.211β = 90.00
c = 499.229γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
CNSrefinement
MAR345dtbdata collection
CNSphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-07-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance