3RSN

Crystal Structure of the N-terminal region of Human Ash2L


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the N-terminal region of human Ash2L shows a winged-helix motif involved in DNA binding.

Chen, Y.Wan, B.Wang, K.C.Cao, F.Yang, Y.Protacio, A.Dou, Y.Chang, H.Y.Lei, M.

(2011) Embo Rep. 12: 797-803

  • DOI: 10.1038/embor.2011.101

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ash2L is a core component of the MLL family histone methyltransferases and has an important role in regulating the methylation of histone H3 on lysine 4. Here, we report the crystal structure of the N-terminal domain of Ash2L and reveal a new functio ...

    Ash2L is a core component of the MLL family histone methyltransferases and has an important role in regulating the methylation of histone H3 on lysine 4. Here, we report the crystal structure of the N-terminal domain of Ash2L and reveal a new function of Ash2L. The structure shows that Ash2L contains an atypical PHD finger that does not have histone tail-binding activity. Unexpectedly, the structure shows a previously unrecognized winged-helix motif that directly binds to DNA. The DNA-binding-deficient mutants of Ash2L reduced Ash2L localization to the HOX locus. Strikingly, a single mutation in Ash2L(WH) (K131A) breaks the chromatin domain boundary, suggesting that Ash2L also has a role in chromosome demarcation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1150 West, Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Set1/Ash2 histone methyltransferase complex subunit ASH2
A
177Homo sapiensGene Names: ASH2L (ASH2L1)
Find proteins for Q9UBL3 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: ASH2L
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9UBL3
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 49.984α = 90.00
b = 49.984β = 90.00
c = 165.519γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data scaling
PHENIXrefinement
MD2data collection
SHARPphasing
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-06-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-12-14
    Type: Database references