3ASL

Structure of UHRF1 in complex with histone tail


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.41 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.196 
  • R-Value Work: 0.159 

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Literature

Recognition of modification status on a histone H3 tail by linked histone reader modules of the epigenetic regulator UHRF1

Arita, K.Isogai, S.Oda, T.Unoki, M.Sugita, K.Sekiyama, N.Kuwata, K.Hamamoto, R.Tochio, H.Sato, M.Ariyoshi, M.Shirakawa, M.

(2012) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 109: 12950-12955

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1203701109
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Multiple covalent modifications on a histone tail are often recognized by linked histone reader modules. UHRF1 [ubiquitin-like, containing plant homeodomain (PHD) and really interesting new gene (RING) finger domains 1], an essential factor for maint ...

    Multiple covalent modifications on a histone tail are often recognized by linked histone reader modules. UHRF1 [ubiquitin-like, containing plant homeodomain (PHD) and really interesting new gene (RING) finger domains 1], an essential factor for maintenance of DNA methylation, contains linked two-histone reader modules, a tandem Tudor domain and a PHD finger, tethered by a 17-aa linker, and has been implicated to link histone modifications and DNA methylation. Here, we present the crystal structure of the linked histone reader modules of UHRF1 in complex with the amino-terminal tail of histone H3. Our structural and biochemical data provide the basis for combinatorial readout of unmodified Arg-2 (H3-R2) and methylated Lys-9 (H3-K9) by the tandem tudor domain and the PHD finger. The structure reveals that the intermodule linker plays an essential role in the formation of a histone H3-binding hole between the reader modules by making extended contacts with the tandem tudor domain. The histone H3 tail fits into the hole by adopting a compact fold harboring a central helix, which allows both of the reader modules to simultaneously recognize the modification states at H3-R2 and H3-K9. Our data also suggest that phosphorylation of a linker residue can modulate the relative position of the reader modules, thereby altering the histone H3-binding mode. This finding implies that the linker region plays a role as a functional switch of UHRF1 involved in multiple regulatory pathways such as maintenance of DNA methylation and transcriptional repression.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase UHRF1
A
70Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: UHRF1 (ICBP90, NP95, RNF106)
EC: 2.3.2.27
Find proteins for Q96T88 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q96T88
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H3.3
B
11Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HIST1H3A, HIST1H3B, HIST1H3C, HIST1H3D, HIST1H3E, HIST1H3F, HIST1H3G, HIST1H3H, HIST1H3I, HIST1H3J (H3FA, H3FL, H3FC, H3FB, H3FD, H3FI, H3FH, H3FK, H3FF, H3FJ)
Find proteins for P68431 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P68431
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
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A, B
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.41 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.196 
  • R-Value Work: 0.159 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 67.210α = 90.00
b = 36.137β = 110.69
c = 34.175γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
REFMACrefinement
ADSCdata collection
SHELXSphasing
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-01-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-08-15
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2013-06-05
    Type: Database references