3AAF

Structure of WRN RQC domain bound to double-stranded DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.244 
  • R-Value Work: 0.212 

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Literature

Structural basis for DNA strand separation by the unconventional winged-helix domain of RecQ helicase WRN

Kitano, K.Kim, S.Y.Hakoshima, T.

(2010) Structure 18: 177-187

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2009.12.011

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The RecQ family of DNA helicases including WRN (Werner syndrome protein) and BLM (Bloom syndrome protein) protects the genome against deleterious changes. Here we report the cocrystal structure of the RecQ C-terminal (RQC) domain of human WRN bound t ...

    The RecQ family of DNA helicases including WRN (Werner syndrome protein) and BLM (Bloom syndrome protein) protects the genome against deleterious changes. Here we report the cocrystal structure of the RecQ C-terminal (RQC) domain of human WRN bound to a DNA duplex. In the complex, the RQC domain specifically interacted with a blunt end of the duplex and, surprisingly, unpaired a Watson-Crick base pair in the absence of an ATPase domain. The beta wing, an extended hairpin motif that is characteristic of winged-helix motifs, was used as a "separating knife" to wedge between the first and second base pairs, whereas the recognition helix, a principal component of helix-turn-helix motifs that are usually embedded within DNA grooves, was unprecedentedly excluded from the interaction. Our results demonstrate a function of the winged-helix motif central to the helicase reaction, establishing the first structural paradigm concerning the DNA structure-specific activities of the RecQ helicases.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Laboratory, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan. kkitano@is.naist.jp




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Werner syndrome ATP-dependent helicase
A, B
134Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: WRN (RECQ3, RECQL2)
EC: 3.6.4.12
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q14191
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (5'-D(*AP*CP*CP*CP*TP*AP*AP*TP*TP*AP*GP*GP*GP*T)-3')C,D14N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACT
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A, B
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.244 
  • R-Value Work: 0.212 
  • Space Group: P 43 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 84.077α = 90.00
b = 84.077β = 90.00
c = 145.291γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data collection
REFMACrefinement
SHARPphasing

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-02-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Refinement description, Version format compliance