3F9V

Crystal Structure Of A Near Full-Length Archaeal MCM: Functional Insights For An AAA+ Hexameric Helicase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.481 
  • R-Value Work: 0.412 

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Literature

Crystal structure of a near-full-length archaeal MCM: Functional insights for an AAA+ hexameric helicase.

Brewster, A.S.Wang, G.Yu, X.Greenleaf, W.B.Carazo, J.M.Tjajadia, M.Klein, M.G.Chen, X.S.

(2008) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 105: 20191-20196

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0808037105

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The minichromosome maintenance protein (MCM) complex is an essential replicative helicase for DNA replication in Archaea and Eukaryotes. Whereas the eukaryotic complex consists of 6 homologous proteins (MCM2-7), the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus h ...

    The minichromosome maintenance protein (MCM) complex is an essential replicative helicase for DNA replication in Archaea and Eukaryotes. Whereas the eukaryotic complex consists of 6 homologous proteins (MCM2-7), the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus has only 1 MCM protein (ssoMCM), 6 subunits of which form a homohexamer. Here, we report a 4.35-A crystal structure of the near-full-length ssoMCM. The structure shows an elongated fold, with 5 subdomains that are organized into 2 large N- and C-terminal domains. A near-full-length ssoMCM hexamer generated based on the 6-fold symmetry of the N-terminal Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus (mtMCM) hexamer shows intersubunit distances suitable for bonding contacts, including the interface around the ATP pocket. Four unusual beta-hairpins of each subunit are located inside the central channel or around the side channels in the hexamer. Additionally, the hexamer fits well into the double-hexamer EM map of mtMCM. Our mutational analysis of residues at the intersubunit interfaces and around the side channels demonstrates their critical roles for hexamerization and helicase function. These structural and biochemical results provide a basis for future study of the helicase mechanisms of the archaeal and eukaryotic MCM complexes in DNA replication.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Minichromosome maintenance protein MCM
A
595Saccharolobus solfataricus (strain ATCC 35092 / DSM 1617 / JCM 11322 / P2)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for Q9UXG1 (Saccharolobus solfataricus (strain ATCC 35092 / DSM 1617 / JCM 11322 / P2))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9UXG1
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.481 
  • R-Value Work: 0.412 
  • Space Group: I 41 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 202.526α = 90.00
b = 202.526β = 90.00
c = 128.243γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data collection
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-12-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Version format compliance