3FMT

Crystal structure of SeqA bound to DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.983 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 

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Literature

Structural insights into the cooperative binding of SeqA to a tandem GATC repeat

Chung, Y.S.Brendler, T.Austin, S.Guarne, A.

(2009) Nucleic Acids Res. 37: 3143-3152

  • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkp151

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • SeqA is a negative regulator of DNA replication in Escherichia coli and related bacteria that functions by sequestering the origin of replication and facilitating its resetting after every initiation event. Inactivation of the seqA gene leads to unsy ...

    SeqA is a negative regulator of DNA replication in Escherichia coli and related bacteria that functions by sequestering the origin of replication and facilitating its resetting after every initiation event. Inactivation of the seqA gene leads to unsynchronized rounds of replication, abnormal localization of nucleoids and increased negative superhelicity. Excess SeqA also disrupts replication synchrony and affects cell division. SeqA exerts its functions by binding clusters of transiently hemimethylated GATC sequences generated during replication. However, the molecular mechanisms that trigger formation and disassembly of such complex are unclear. We present here the crystal structure of a dimeric mutant of SeqA [SeqADelta(41-59)-A25R] bound to tandem hemimethylated GATC sites. The structure delineates how SeqA forms a high-affinity complex with DNA and it suggests why SeqA only recognizes GATC sites at certain spacings. The SeqA-DNA complex also unveils additional protein-protein interaction surfaces that mediate the formation of higher ordered complexes upon binding to newly replicated DNA. Based on this data, we propose a model describing how SeqA interacts with newly replicated DNA within the origin of replication and at the replication forks.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of SeqA bound to a pair of hemimethylated GATC sites
      Chung, Y.S.,Guarne, A.
      (2008) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.F 64: 567


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences Center, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Protein seqA
A, B, E, F
162Escherichia coli (strain K12)Gene Names: seqA
Find proteins for P0AFY8 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0AFY8
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5'-D(*GP*AP*GP*TP*CP*GP*(6MA)P*TP*CP*GP*GP*CP*GP*GP*GP*(6MA)P*TP*CP*CP*TP*TP*A)-3'C,G22N/A
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5'-D(*TP*CP*TP*AP*AP*GP*GP*AP*TP*CP*CP*CP*GP*CP*CP*GP*AP*TP*CP*GP*AP*C)-3'D,H22N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
MPD
Query on MPD

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A, E
(4S)-2-METHYL-2,4-PENTANEDIOL
C6 H14 O2
SVTBMSDMJJWYQN-YFKPBYRVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
6MA
Query on 6MA
C, G
DNA LINKINGC11 H16 N5 O6 PA
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.983 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 
  • Space Group: H 3
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 121.839α = 90.00
b = 121.839β = 90.00
c = 279.133γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CBASSdata collection
HKL-2000data reduction
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-04-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-07-26
    Type: Refinement description, Source and taxonomy