3C1D

X-ray crystal structure of RecX


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.223 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.182 

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Literature

Structural basis for inhibition of homologous recombination by the RecX protein.

Ragone, S.Maman, J.D.Furnham, N.Pellegrini, L.

(2008) EMBO J 27: 2259-2269

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2008.145
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3C1D

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The RecA/RAD51 nucleoprotein filament is central to the reaction of homologous recombination (HR). Filament activity must be tightly regulated in vivo as unrestrained HR can cause genomic instability. Our mechanistic understanding of HR is restricted by lack of structural information about the regulatory proteins that control filament activity ...

    The RecA/RAD51 nucleoprotein filament is central to the reaction of homologous recombination (HR). Filament activity must be tightly regulated in vivo as unrestrained HR can cause genomic instability. Our mechanistic understanding of HR is restricted by lack of structural information about the regulatory proteins that control filament activity. Here, we describe a structural and functional analysis of the HR inhibitor protein RecX and its mode of interaction with the RecA filament. RecX is a modular protein assembled of repeated three-helix motifs. The relative arrangement of the repeats generates an elongated and curved shape that is well suited for binding within the helical groove of the RecA filament. Structure-based mutagenesis confirms that conserved basic residues on the concave side of RecX are important for repression of RecA activity. Analysis of RecA filament dynamics in the presence of RecX shows that RecX actively promotes filament disassembly. Collectively, our data support a model in which RecX binding to the helical groove of the filament causes local dissociation of RecA protomers, leading to filament destabilisation and HR inhibition.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Regulatory protein recXA, B159Escherichia coliMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: recXoraA
UniProt
Find proteins for P66000 (Escherichia coli O157:H7)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P66000
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UniProt GroupP66000
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.223 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.182 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 55.549α = 90
b = 71.757β = 90
c = 74.657γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
ADSCdata collection
SHARPphasing

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2008-07-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2021-10-20
    Changes: Database references