3EC2

Crystal structure of the DnaC helicase loader


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.278 
  • R-Value Work: 0.233 

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Literature

Structural synergy and molecular crosstalk between bacterial helicase loaders and replication initiators.

Mott, M.L.Erzberger, J.P.Coons, M.M.Berger, J.M.

(2008) Cell 135: 623-634

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.09.058
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3ECC, 3EC2

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The loading of oligomeric helicases onto replication origins marks an essential step in replisome assembly. In cells, dedicated AAA+ ATPases regulate loading, however, the mechanism by which these factors recruit and deposit helicases has remained unclear ...

    The loading of oligomeric helicases onto replication origins marks an essential step in replisome assembly. In cells, dedicated AAA+ ATPases regulate loading, however, the mechanism by which these factors recruit and deposit helicases has remained unclear. To better understand this process, we determined the structure of the ATPase region of the bacterial helicase loader DnaC from Aquifex aeolicus to 2.7 A resolution. The structure shows that DnaC is a close paralog of the bacterial replication initiator, DnaA, and unexpectedly shares an ability to form a helical assembly similar to that of ATP-bound DnaA. Complementation and ssDNA-binding assays validate the importance of homomeric DnaC interactions, while pull-down experiments show that the DnaC and DnaA AAA+ domains interact in a nucleotide-dependent manner. These findings implicate DnaC as a molecular adaptor that uses ATP-activated DnaA as a docking site for regulating the recruitment and correct spatial deposition of the DnaB helicase onto origins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Molecular and Cell Biology Department, Quantitative Biosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA replication protein DnaCA180Aquifex aeolicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: dnaCaq_910
Find proteins for O67056 (Aquifex aeolicus (strain VF5))
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Go to UniProtKB:  O67056
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ADP
Query on ADP

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B [auth A]ADENOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O10 P2
XTWYTFMLZFPYCI-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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C [auth A]MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.278 
  • R-Value Work: 0.233 
  • Space Group: P 61
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 84.492α = 90
b = 84.492β = 90
c = 51.113γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
ELVESrefinement
SOLVEphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2008-11-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-10-25
    Changes: Refinement description