3KMA

Crystal Structure of vSET under Condition A


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.234 

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Literature

Dimerization of a viral SET protein endows its function.

Wei, H.Zhou, M.M.

(2010) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 107: 18433-18438

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1009911107
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Histone modifications are regarded as the most indispensible phenomena in epigenetics. Of these modifications, lysine methylation is of the greatest complexity and importance as site- and state-specific lysine methylation exerts a plethora of effects ...

    Histone modifications are regarded as the most indispensible phenomena in epigenetics. Of these modifications, lysine methylation is of the greatest complexity and importance as site- and state-specific lysine methylation exerts a plethora of effects on chromatin structure and gene transcription. Notably, paramecium bursaria chlorella viruses encode a conserved SET domain methyltransferase, termed vSET, that functions to suppress host transcription by methylating histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27), a mark for eukaryotic gene silencing. Unlike mammalian lysine methyltransferases (KMTs), vSET functions only as a dimer, but the underlying mechanism has remained elusive. In this study, we demonstrate that dimeric vSET operates with negative cooperativity between the two active sites and engages in H3K27 methylation one site at a time. New atomic structures of vSET in the free form and a ternary complex with S-adenosyl homocysteine and a histone H3 peptide and biochemical analyses reveal the molecular origin for the negative cooperativity and explain the substrate specificity of H3K27 methyltransferases. Our study suggests a "walking" mechanism, by which vSET acts all by itself to globally methylate host H3K27, which is accomplished by the mammalian EZH2 KMT only in the context of the Polycomb repressive complex.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural and Chemical Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1425 Madison Avenue, Box 1677, New York, NY 10029, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
A612L protein
A, B
119Paramecium bursaria Chlorella virus 1Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: A612L
Find proteins for O41094 (Paramecium bursaria Chlorella virus 1)
Go to UniProtKB:  O41094
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
CL
Query on CL

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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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A, B
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.234 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 60.403α = 90.00
b = 60.403β = 90.00
c = 102.417γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data collection
MOLREPphasing
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2009-11-10 
  • Released Date: 2010-11-10 
  • Deposition Author(s): Wei, H., Zhou, M.M.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-11-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance