3JA8

Cryo-EM structure of the MCM2-7 double hexamer


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.8 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Structure of the eukaryotic MCM complex at 3.8 angstrom

Li, N.Zhai, Y.Zhang, Y.Li, W.Yang, M.Lei, J.Tye, B.K.Gao, N.

(2015) Nature 524: 186-191

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature14685

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • DNA replication in eukaryotes is strictly regulated by several mechanisms. A central step in this replication is the assembly of the heterohexameric minichromosome maintenance (MCM2-7) helicase complex at replication origins during G1 phase as an ina ...

    DNA replication in eukaryotes is strictly regulated by several mechanisms. A central step in this replication is the assembly of the heterohexameric minichromosome maintenance (MCM2-7) helicase complex at replication origins during G1 phase as an inactive double hexamer. Here, using cryo-electron microscopy, we report a near-atomic structure of the MCM2-7 double hexamer purified from yeast G1 chromatin. Our structure shows that two single hexamers, arranged in a tilted and twisted fashion through interdigitated amino-terminal domain interactions, form a kinked central channel. Four constricted rings consisting of conserved interior β-hairpins from the two single hexamers create a narrow passageway that tightly fits duplex DNA. This narrow passageway, reinforced by the offset of the two single hexamers at the double hexamer interface, is flanked by two pairs of gate-forming subunits, MCM2 and MCM5. These unusual features of the twisted and tilted single hexamers suggest a concerted mechanism for the melting of origin DNA that requires structural deformation of the intervening DNA.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Protein Sciences, Center for Structural Biology, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Minichromosome Maintenance 2
2
868Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM2
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for P29469 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Minichromosome Maintenance 3
3
971Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM3
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for P24279 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Minichromosome Maintenance 4
4
933Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM4 (CDC54, HCD21)
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for P30665 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Minichromosome Maintenance 5
5
775Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM5 (CDC46)
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for P29496 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Minichromosome Maintenance 6
6
1017Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM6
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for P53091 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 6
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Minichromosome Maintenance 7
7
845Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM7 (CDC47)
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for P38132 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ADP
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
ADENOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O10 P2
XTWYTFMLZFPYCI-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.8 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2015-08-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-08-19
    Type: Database references