2V86

Crystal structure of RAG2-PHD finger in complex with H3R2me2aK4me3 peptide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.05 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.211 
  • R-Value Work: 0.173 

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Literature

The Plant Homeodomain Finger of Rag2 Recognizes Histone H3 Methylated at Both Lysine-4 and Arginine-2.

Ramon-Maiques, S.Kuo, A.J.Carney, D.Matthews, A.G.W.Oettinger, M.A.Gozani, O.Yang, W.

(2007) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 104: 18993

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0709170104
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
  • Also Cited By: 2V89

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Recombination activating gene (RAG) 1 and RAG2 together catalyze V(D)J gene rearrangement in lymphocytes as the first step in the assembly and maturation of antigen receptors. RAG2 contains a plant homeodomain (PHD) near its C terminus (RAG2-PHD) tha ...

    Recombination activating gene (RAG) 1 and RAG2 together catalyze V(D)J gene rearrangement in lymphocytes as the first step in the assembly and maturation of antigen receptors. RAG2 contains a plant homeodomain (PHD) near its C terminus (RAG2-PHD) that recognizes histone H3 methylated at lysine 4 (H3K4me) and influences V(D)J recombination. We report here crystal structures of RAG2-PHD alone and complexed with five modified H3 peptides. Two aspects of RAG2-PHD are unique. First, in the absence of the modified peptide, a peptide N-terminal to RAG2-PHD occupies the substrate-binding site, which may reflect an autoregulatory mechanism. Second, in contrast to other H3K4me3-binding PHD domains, RAG2-PHD substitutes a carboxylate that interacts with arginine 2 (R2) with a Tyr, resulting in binding to H3K4me3 that is enhanced rather than inhibited by dimethylation of R2. Five residues involved in histone H3 recognition were found mutated in severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) patients. Disruption of the RAG2-PHD structure appears to lead to the absence of T and B lymphocytes, whereas failure to bind H3K4me3 is linked to Omenn Syndrome. This work provides a molecular basis for chromatin-dependent gene recombination and presents a single protein domain that simultaneously recognizes two distinct histone modifications, revealing added complexity in the read-out of combinatorial histone modifications.


    Related Citations: 
    • Rag2 Phd Finger Couples Histone H3 Lysine 4 Trimethylation with V(D)J Recombination.
      Matthews, A.G.W.,Kuo, A.J.,Ramon-Maiques, S.,Han, S.,Champagne, K.S.,Ivanov, D.,Gallardo, M.,Carney, D.,Cheung, P.,Ciccone, D.N.,Walter, K.L.,Utz, P.J.,Shi, Y.,Kutateladze, T.G.,Yang, W.,Gozani, O.,Oettinger, M.A.
      (2007) Nature 450: 1106


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
VDJ RECOMBINATION-ACTIVATING PROTEIN 2
A, B
82Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Rag2 (Rag-2)
Find proteins for P21784 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P21784
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
H3R2ME2AK4ME3 PEPTIDE
D, E
9Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Hist1h3b, Hist1h3c, Hist1h3d, Hist1h3e, Hist1h3f, Hist2h3b, Hist2h3c1, Hist2h3c2 (H3-53, H3.2, H3b, H3-143, H3-B, H3-F, H3.2-221, H3f, H3.2-616, H3.2-615, Hist2h3ca1, H3.2-614, Hist2h3ca2)
Find proteins for P84228 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P84228
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A, B
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  2 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
M3L
Query on M3L
D, E
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC9 H21 N2 O2LYS
DA2
Query on DA2
D, E
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC8 H18 N4 O2ARG
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.05 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.211 
  • R-Value Work: 0.173 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 62.905α = 90.00
b = 66.569β = 90.00
c = 87.495γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
PHASERphasing
HKL-2000data scaling
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-12-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-09-04
    Type: Database references, Derived calculations, Other, Refinement description, Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2013-11-06
    Type: Atomic model, Non-polymer description, Other
  • Version 1.3: 2017-02-08
    Type: Database references, Non-polymer description, Other, Source and taxonomy
  • Version 2.0: 2019-03-06
    Type: Data collection, Derived calculations, Experimental preparation, Other, Polymer sequence
  • Version 2.1: 2019-05-08
    Type: Data collection, Experimental preparation