3CQZ

Crystal structure of 10 subunit RNA polymerase II in complex with the inhibitor alpha-amanitin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.273 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 

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Literature

The RNA Polymerase II Trigger Loop Functions in Substrate Selection and is Directly Targeted by Alpha-Amanitin.

Kaplan, C.D.Larsson, K.M.Kornberg, R.D.

(2008) Mol.Cell 30: 547

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2008.04.023

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Structural, biochemical, and genetic studies have led to proposals that a mobile element of multisubunit RNA polymerases, the Trigger Loop (TL), plays a critical role in catalysis and can be targeted by antibiotic inhibitors. Here we present evidence ...

    Structural, biochemical, and genetic studies have led to proposals that a mobile element of multisubunit RNA polymerases, the Trigger Loop (TL), plays a critical role in catalysis and can be targeted by antibiotic inhibitors. Here we present evidence that the Saccharomyces cerevisiae RNA Polymerase II (Pol II) TL participates in substrate selection. Amino acid substitutions within the Pol II TL preferentially alter substrate usage and enzyme fidelity, as does inhibition of transcription by alpha-amanitin. Finally, substitution of His1085 in the TL specifically renders Pol II highly resistant to alpha-amanitin, indicating a functional interaction between His1085 and alpha-amanitin that is supported by rerefinement of an alpha-amanitin-Pol II crystal structure. We propose that alpha-amanitin-inhibited Pol II elongation, which is slow and exhibits reduced substrate selectivity, results from direct alpha-amanitin interference with the TL.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. cdkaplan@stanford.edu




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASE II SUBUNIT RPB1
A
1733Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPO21 (RPB1, RPB220, SUA8)
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for P04050 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASE II SUBUNIT RPB2
B
1224Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPB2 (RPB150, RPO22)
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for P08518 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASE II SUBUNIT RPB3
C
318Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPB3
Find proteins for P16370 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASES I, II, AND III SUBUNIT RPABC1
E
215Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPB5 (RPA7, RPC9)
Find proteins for P20434 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASES I, II, AND III SUBUNIT RPABC2
F
155Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPO26 (RPB6)
Find proteins for P20435 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 6
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASES I, II, AND III SUBUNIT RPABC3
H
146Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPB8
Find proteins for P20436 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 7
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASE II SUBUNIT RPB9
I
122Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPB9
Find proteins for P27999 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 8
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASES I, II, AND III SUBUNIT RPABC5
J
70Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPB10
Find proteins for P22139 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 9
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASE II SUBUNIT RPB11
K
120Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPB11
Find proteins for P38902 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 10
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-DIRECTED RNA POLYMERASES I, II, AND III SUBUNIT RPABC4
L
70Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: RPC10 (RPB12)
Find proteins for P40422 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 11
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ALPHA-AMANITIN
M
8Amanita phalloides
Find proteins for P85421 (Amanita phalloides)
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A, B, C, I, J, L
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Biologically Interesting Molecules 1 Unique
IDChainsNameType/Class2D Diagram3D Interactions
PRD_000201
Query on PRD_000201
MAlpha-AmanitinCyclic peptide / Toxin

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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.273 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 
  • Space Group: I 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 122.510α = 90.00
b = 222.480β = 90.00
c = 374.230γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-07-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-06-14
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2011-07-27
    Type: Advisory, Atomic model, Database references, Derived calculations, Non-polymer description, Other, Structure summary
  • Version 1.4: 2012-12-12
    Type: Other