3O3I

Crystal Structure of human Hiwi1 PAZ domain (residues 277-399) in complex with 14-mer RNA (12-bp + 2-nt overhang) containing 2'-OH at its 3'-end


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.297 
  • R-Value Work: 0.243 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.245 

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Literature

Inaugural Article: Structural basis for piRNA 2'-O-methylated 3'-end recognition by Piwi PAZ (Piwi/Argonaute/Zwille) domains.

Tian, Y.Simanshu, D.K.Ma, J.B.Patel, D.J.

(2011) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108: 903-910

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1017762108
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3O3I, 3O6E, 3O7V, 3O7X

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Argonaute and Piwi proteins are key players in the RNA silencing pathway, with the former interacting with micro-RNAs (miRNAs) and siRNAs, whereas the latter targets piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) that are 2'-O-methylated (2(')-OCH(3)) at their 3' ends. Germline-specific piRNAs and Piwi proteins play a critical role in genome defense against transposable elements, thereby protecting the genome against transposon-induced defects in gametogenesis and fertility ...

    Argonaute and Piwi proteins are key players in the RNA silencing pathway, with the former interacting with micro-RNAs (miRNAs) and siRNAs, whereas the latter targets piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) that are 2'-O-methylated (2(')-OCH(3)) at their 3' ends. Germline-specific piRNAs and Piwi proteins play a critical role in genome defense against transposable elements, thereby protecting the genome against transposon-induced defects in gametogenesis and fertility. Humans contain four Piwi family proteins designated Hiwi1, Hiwi2, Hiwi3, and Hili. We report on the structures of Hili-PAZ (Piwi/Argonaute/Zwille) domain in the free state and Hiwi1 PAZ domain bound to self-complementary 14-mer RNAs (12-bp + 2-nt overhang) containing 2(')-OCH(3) and 2'-OH at their 3' ends. These structures explain the molecular basis underlying accommodation of the 2(')-OCH(3) group within a preformed Hiwi1 PAZ domain binding pocket, whose hydrophobic characteristics account for the preferential binding of 2(')-OCH(3) over 2'-OH 3' ends. These results contrast with the more restricted binding pocket for the human Ago1 PAZ domain, which exhibits a reverse order, with preferential binding of 2'-OH over 2(')-OCH(3) 3' ends.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Piwi-like protein 1A [auth X]124Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HIWIPiwi-like protein 1PIWIL1
EC: 3.1.26
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PHAROS:  Q96J94
GTEx:  ENSG00000125207 
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
RNA (5'-R(*GP*CP*GP*AP*AP*UP*AP*UP*UP*CP*GP*CP*UP*U)-3')B [auth A]14N/A
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.297 
  • R-Value Work: 0.243 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.245 
  • Space Group: P 41 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 44.303α = 90
b = 44.303β = 90
c = 147.707γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
ADSCdata collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2011-01-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-08
    Changes: Refinement description