3K4G

Crystal structure of E. coli RNA polymerase alpha subunit C-terminal domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.05 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.194 

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Literature

Structure of the Escherichia coli RNA polymerase alpha subunit C-terminal domain.

Lara-Gonzalez, S.Birktoft, J.J.Lawson, C.L.

(2010) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 66: 806-812

  • DOI: 10.1107/S0907444910018470
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3K4G

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The alpha subunit C-terminal domain (alphaCTD) of RNA polymerase (RNAP) is a key element in transcription activation in Escherichia coli, possessing determinants responsible for the interaction of RNAP with DNA and with transcription factors. Here, the crystal structure of E ...

    The alpha subunit C-terminal domain (alphaCTD) of RNA polymerase (RNAP) is a key element in transcription activation in Escherichia coli, possessing determinants responsible for the interaction of RNAP with DNA and with transcription factors. Here, the crystal structure of E. coli alphaCTD (alpha subunit residues 245-329) determined to 2.0 A resolution is reported. Crystals were obtained after reductive methylation of the recombinantly expressed domain. The crystals belonged to space group P2(1) and possessed both pseudo-translational symmetry and pseudo-merohedral twinning. The refined coordinate model (R factor = 0.193, R(free) = 0.236) has improved geometry compared with prior lower resolution determinations of the alphaCTD structure [Jeon et al. (1995), Science, 270, 1495-1497; Benoff et al. (2002), Science, 297, 1562-1566]. An extensive dimerization interface formed primarily by N- and C-terminal residues is also observed. The new coordinates will facilitate the improved modeling of alphaCTD-containing multi-component complexes visualized at lower resolution using X-ray crystallography and electron-microscopy reconstruction.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA-directed RNA polymerase subunit alphaA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H86Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: b3295JW3257pezphsrpoAsez
EC: 2.7.7.6
UniProt
Find proteins for P0A7Z4 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P0A7Z4
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MLY
Query on MLY
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, HL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC8 H18 N2 O2LYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.05 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.194 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 51.342α = 90
b = 67.612β = 90.12
c = 116.553γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2010-07-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-09-07
    Changes: Database references