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Structure of the N-terminal domain of C. elegans SAS-6


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.104 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.257 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 

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Literature

Structural basis of the 9-fold symmetry of centrioles.

Kitagawa, D.Vakonakis, I.Olieric, N.Hilbert, M.Keller, D.Olieric, V.Bortfeld, M.Erat, M.C.Fluckiger, I.Gonczy, P.Steinmetz, M.O.

(2011) Cell 144: 364-375

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.01.008
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
  • Also Cited By: 4U2J, 4TTZ, 4TTX, 4TTW, 4TQ7, 4TPZ, 4TO7

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The centriole, and the related basal body, is an ancient organelle characterized by a universal 9-fold radial symmetry and is critical for generating cilia, flagella, and centrosomes. The mechanisms directing centriole formation are incompletely unde ...

    The centriole, and the related basal body, is an ancient organelle characterized by a universal 9-fold radial symmetry and is critical for generating cilia, flagella, and centrosomes. The mechanisms directing centriole formation are incompletely understood and represent a fundamental open question in biology. Here, we demonstrate that the centriolar protein SAS-6 forms rod-shaped homodimers that interact through their N-terminal domains to form oligomers. We establish that such oligomerization is essential for centriole formation in C. elegans and human cells. We further generate a structural model of the related protein Bld12p from C. reinhardtii, in which nine homodimers assemble into a ring from which nine coiled-coil rods radiate outward. Moreover, we demonstrate that recombinant Bld12p self-assembles into structures akin to the central hub of the cartwheel, which serves as a scaffold for centriole formation. Overall, our findings establish a structural basis for the universal 9-fold symmetry of centrioles.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, School of Life Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Spindle assembly abnormal protein 6
B, A
170Caenorhabditis elegansMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: sas-6
Find proteins for O62479 (Caenorhabditis elegans)
Go to UniProtKB:  O62479
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
PG4
Query on PG4

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A, B
TETRAETHYLENE GLYCOL
C8 H18 O5
UWHCKJMYHZGTIT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MES
Query on MES

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B
2-(N-MORPHOLINO)-ETHANESULFONIC ACID
C6 H13 N O4 S
SXGZJKUKBWWHRA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.104 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.257 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 70.273α = 90.00
b = 73.153β = 90.00
c = 79.596γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MAR345dtbdata collection
PHENIXrefinement
XSCALEdata scaling
PHENIXphasing
SCALAdata scaling
PHENIXmodel building

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-02-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance