3GNA

Crystal structure of the RAG1 nonamer-binding domain with DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.271 
  • R-Value Work: 0.236 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.238 

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Literature

Structure of the RAG1 nonamer binding domain with DNA reveals a dimer that mediates DNA synapsis.

Yin, F.F.Bailey, S.Innis, C.A.Ciubotaru, M.Kamtekar, S.Steitz, T.A.Schatz, D.G.

(2009) Nat Struct Mol Biol 16: 499-508

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.1593
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3GNB, 3GNA

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The products of recombination-activating genes RAG1 and RAG2 mediate the assembly of antigen receptor genes during lymphocyte development in a process known as V(D)J recombination. Lack of structural information for the RAG proteins has hindered mechanistic studies of this reaction ...

    The products of recombination-activating genes RAG1 and RAG2 mediate the assembly of antigen receptor genes during lymphocyte development in a process known as V(D)J recombination. Lack of structural information for the RAG proteins has hindered mechanistic studies of this reaction. We report here the crystal structure of an essential DNA binding domain of the RAG1 catalytic core bound to its nonamer DNA recognition motif. The RAG1 nonamer binding domain (NBD) forms a tightly interwoven dimer that binds and synapses two nonamer elements, with each NBD making contact with both DNA molecules. Biochemical and biophysical experiments confirm that the two nonamers are in close proximity in the RAG1/2-DNA synaptic complex and demonstrate the functional importance of the protein-DNA contacts revealed in the structure. These findings reveal a previously unsuspected function for the NBD in DNA synapsis and have implications for the regulation of DNA binding and cleavage by RAG1 and RAG2.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
V(D)J recombination-activating protein 1 A96Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Rag1Rag-1
EC: 3.1 (UniProt), 2.3.2.27 (UniProt)
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  • Reference Sequence
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  • Entity ID: 2
    MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
    5'-D(*AP*CP*TP*TP*AP*AP*CP*AP*AP*AP*AP*AP*CP*C)-3'D14N/A
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    • Entity ID: 3
      MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
      5'-D(*TP*GP*GP*TP*TP*TP*TP*TP*GP*TP*TP*AP*AP*G)-3'E14N/A
      Experimental Data & Validation

      Experimental Data

      • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
      • Resolution: 2.40 Å
      • R-Value Free: 0.271 
      • R-Value Work: 0.236 
      • R-Value Observed: 0.238 
      • Space Group: I 4 2 2
      Unit Cell:
      Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
      a = 97.47α = 90
      b = 97.47β = 90
      c = 69.78γ = 90
      Software Package:
      Software NamePurpose
      ADSCdata collection
      SOLVEphasing
      REFMACrefinement
      HKL-2000data reduction
      HKL-2000data scaling

      Structure Validation

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      Entry History 

      Deposition Data

      Revision History  (Full details and data files)

      • Version 1.0: 2009-04-28
        Type: Initial release
      • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
        Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance