4BKK

The Respiratory Syncytial Virus nucleoprotein-RNA complex forms a left-handed helical nucleocapsid.


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: TOMOGRAPHY 

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Literature

The Respiratory Syncytial Virus Nucleoprotein-RNA Complex Forms a Left-Handed Helical Nucleocapsid.

Bakker, S.E.Duquerroy, S.Galloux, M.Loney, C.Conner, E.Eleouet, J.F.Rey, F.A.Bhella, D.

(2013) J Gen Virol 94: 1734

  • DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.053025-0
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4BKK

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important human pathogen. Its nucleocapsid (NC), which comprises the negative sense RNA viral genome coated by the viral nucleoprotein N, is a critical assembly that serves as template for both mRNA synthesis and genome replication ...

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an important human pathogen. Its nucleocapsid (NC), which comprises the negative sense RNA viral genome coated by the viral nucleoprotein N, is a critical assembly that serves as template for both mRNA synthesis and genome replication. We have previously described the X-ray structure of an NC-like structure: a decameric ring formed of N-RNA that mimics one turn of the helical NC. In the absence of experimental data we had hypothesized that the NC helix would be right-handed, as the N-N contacts in the ring appeared to more easily adapt to that conformation. We now unambiguously show that the RSV NC is a left-handed helix. We further show that the contacts in the ring can be distorted to maintain key N-N-protein interactions in a left-handed helix, and discuss the implications of the resulting atomic model of the helical NC for viral replication and transcription.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Medical Research Council - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Church Street, Glasgow, G11 5JR, UK.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
NUCLEOPROTEIN
B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I
B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X
391Human respiratory syncytial virus A strain LongMutation(s): 0 
UniProt
Find proteins for P03418 (Human respiratory syncytial virus A (strain A2))
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
RNA (161-MER)A161Human respiratory syncytial virus A strain Long
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: TOMOGRAPHY 

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2013-10-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-08-02
    Changes: Data collection, Source and taxonomy, Structure summary
  • Version 1.2: 2019-04-24
    Changes: Data collection, Source and taxonomy