3U4Q

Structure of AddAB-DNA complex at 2.8 angstroms


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.286 
  • R-Value Work: 0.233 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.236 

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Literature

Insights into Chi recognition from the structure of an AddAB-type helicase-nuclease complex.

Saikrishnan, K.Yeeles, J.T.Gilhooly, N.S.Krajewski, W.W.Dillingham, M.S.Wigley, D.B.

(2012) EMBO J 31: 1568-1578

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2012.9
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In bacterial cells, processing of double-stranded DNA breaks for repair by homologous recombination is dependent upon the recombination hotspot sequence Chi and is catalysed by either an AddAB- or RecBCD-type helicase-nuclease. Here, we report the cr ...

    In bacterial cells, processing of double-stranded DNA breaks for repair by homologous recombination is dependent upon the recombination hotspot sequence Chi and is catalysed by either an AddAB- or RecBCD-type helicase-nuclease. Here, we report the crystal structure of AddAB bound to DNA. The structure allows identification of a putative Chi-recognition site in an inactivated helicase domain of the AddB subunit. By generating mutant protein complexes that do not respond to Chi, we show that residues responsible for Chi recognition are located in positions equivalent to the signature motifs of a conventional helicase. Comparison with the related RecBCD complex, which recognizes a different Chi sequence, provides further insight into the structural basis for sequence-specific ssDNA recognition. The structure suggests a simple mechanism for DNA break processing, explains how AddAB and RecBCD can accomplish the same overall reaction with different sets of functional modules and reveals details of the role of an Fe-S cluster in protein stability and DNA binding.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Structural Biology, Institute of Cancer Research, Chester Beatty Laboratories, London, UK.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ATP-dependent helicase/nuclease subunit AA1232Bacillus subtilisMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: addABSU10630
EC: 3.1 (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.4.12 (PDB Primary Data)
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ATP-dependent helicase/deoxyribonuclease subunit BB1166Bacillus subtilisMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: addBBSU10620
EC: 3.1 (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.4.12 (PDB Primary Data)
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (27-MER)X48N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
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B
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
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X
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.286 
  • R-Value Work: 0.233 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.236 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 100.555α = 90
b = 139.714β = 105.54
c = 103.093γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
ADSCdata collection
PHASESphasing
PHENIXrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-03-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-04-18
    Changes: Database references