3H7S

Crystal structures of K63-linked di- and tri-ubiquitin reveal a highly extended chain architecture


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 

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Literature

Crystal structures of Lys-63-linked tri- and di-ubiquitin reveal a highly extended chain architecture.

Weeks, S.D.Grasty, K.C.Hernandez-Cuebas, L.Loll, P.J.

(2009) Proteins 77: 753-759

  • DOI: 10.1002/prot.22568
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The covalent attachment of different types of poly-ubiquitin chains signal different outcomes for the proteins so targeted. For example, a protein modified with Lys-48-linked poly-ubiquitin chains is targeted for proteasomal degradation, whereas Lys- ...

    The covalent attachment of different types of poly-ubiquitin chains signal different outcomes for the proteins so targeted. For example, a protein modified with Lys-48-linked poly-ubiquitin chains is targeted for proteasomal degradation, whereas Lys-63-linked chains encode nondegradative signals. The structural features that enable these different types of chains to encode different signals have not yet been fully elucidated. We report here the X-ray crystal structures of Lys-63-linked tri- and di-ubiquitin at resolutions of 2.3 and 1.9 A, respectively. The tri- and di-ubiquitin species adopt essentially identical structures. In both instances, the ubiquitin chain assumes a highly extended conformation with a left-handed helical twist; the helical chain contains four ubiquitin monomers per turn and has a repeat length of approximately 110 A. Interestingly, Lys-48 ubiquitin chains also adopt a left-handed helical structure with a similar repeat length. However, the Lys-63 architecture is much more open than that of Lys-48 chains and exposes much more of the ubiquitin surface for potential recognition events. These new crystal structures are consistent with the results of solution studies of Lys-63 chain conformation, and reveal the structural basis for differential recognition of Lys-63 versus Lys-48 chains.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ubiquitin
A, B
76Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: UBC
Find proteins for P0CG48 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: UBC
Go to UniProtKB:  P0CG48
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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A, B
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 
  • Space Group: P 43 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 105.320α = 90.00
b = 105.320β = 90.00
c = 105.320γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
Blu-Icedata collection
PHENIXrefinement
PHASERphasing
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-09-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-01
    Type: Advisory, Refinement description