3JA8

Cryo-EM structure of the MCM2-7 double hexamer


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.80 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Re-refinement Note

A newer entry is available that reflects an alternative modeling of the original data: 6EYC


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
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3JA8

  • 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 inactive double hexamer ...

    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 LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Minichromosome Maintenance 2A [auth 2]868Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288CMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM2YBL023CYBL0438
EC: 3.6.4.12
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Entity ID: 2
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Minichromosome Maintenance 3B [auth 3]971Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288CMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM3YEL032WSYGP-ORF23
EC: 3.6.4.12
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Entity ID: 3
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Minichromosome Maintenance 4C [auth 4]933Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288CMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM4CDC54HCD21YPR019WYP9531.13
EC: 3.6.4.12
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Entity ID: 4
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Minichromosome Maintenance 5D [auth 5]775Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288CMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM5CDC46YLR274WL9328.1
EC: 3.6.4.12
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Entity ID: 5
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Minichromosome Maintenance 6E [auth 6]1017Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288CMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM6YGL201C
EC: 3.6.4.12
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Minichromosome Maintenance 7F [auth 7]845Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288CMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCM7CDC47YBR202WYBR1441
EC: 3.6.4.12
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.80 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2015-08-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-08-19
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-12-11
    Changes: Advisory, Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations