3SR2

Crystal Structure of Human XLF-XRCC4 Complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.9708 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.369 
  • R-Value Work: 0.358 

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Literature

XRCC4 Protein Interactions with XRCC4-like Factor (XLF) Create an Extended Grooved Scaffold for DNA Ligation and Double Strand Break Repair.

Hammel, M.Rey, M.Yu, Y.Mani, R.S.Classen, S.Liu, M.Pique, M.E.Fang, S.Mahaney, B.L.Weinfeld, M.Schriemer, D.C.Lees-Miller, S.P.Tainer, J.A.

(2011) J.Biol.Chem. 286: 32638-32650

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.272641

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The XRCC4-like factor (XLF)-XRCC4 complex is essential for nonhomologous end joining, the major repair pathway for DNA double strand breaks in human cells. Yet, how XLF binds XRCC4 and impacts nonhomologous end joining functions has been enigmatic. H ...

    The XRCC4-like factor (XLF)-XRCC4 complex is essential for nonhomologous end joining, the major repair pathway for DNA double strand breaks in human cells. Yet, how XLF binds XRCC4 and impacts nonhomologous end joining functions has been enigmatic. Here, we report the XLF-XRCC4 complex crystal structure in combination with biophysical and mutational analyses to define the XLF-XRCC4 interactions. Crystal and solution structures plus mutations characterize alternating XRCC4 and XLF head domain interfaces forming parallel super-helical filaments. XLF Leu-115 ("Leu-lock") inserts into a hydrophobic pocket formed by XRCC4 Met-59, Met-61, Lys-65, Lys-99, Phe-106, and Leu-108 in synergy with pseudo-symmetric β-zipper hydrogen bonds to drive specificity. XLF C terminus and DNA enhance parallel filament formation. Super-helical XLF-XRCC4 filaments form a positively charged channel to bind DNA and align ends for efficient ligation. Collective results reveal how human XLF and XRCC4 interact to bind DNA, suggest consequences of patient mutations, and support a unified molecular mechanism for XLF-XRCC4 stimulation of DNA ligation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA repair protein XRCC4
A, B, E, F
145Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: XRCC4
Find proteins for Q13426 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: XRCC4
Go to UniProtKB:  Q13426
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Non-homologous end-joining factor 1
C, D, G, H
229Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NHEJ1 (XLF)
Find proteins for Q9H9Q4 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: NHEJ1
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9H9Q4
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.9708 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.369 
  • R-Value Work: 0.358 
  • Space Group: P 65 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 110.017α = 90.00
b = 110.017β = 90.00
c = 763.680γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
Blu-Icedata collection
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-07-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-08-10
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2011-09-28
    Type: Database references