4FYD

Crystal structure of yeast DNA polymerase alpha bound to DNA/RNA and dGTP


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 

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Literature

Mechanism for priming DNA synthesis by yeast DNA Polymerase alpha

Perera, R.L.Torella, R.Klinge, S.Kilkenny, M.L.Maman, J.D.Pellegrini, L.

(2013) eLife 2: e00482

  • DOI: 10.7554/eLife.00482
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  4B08, 4FVM, 4FXD

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The DNA Polymerase α (Pol α)/primase complex initiates DNA synthesis in eukaryotic replication. In the complex, Pol α and primase cooperate in the production of RNA-DNA oligonucleotides that prime synthesis of new DNA. Here we report crystal structur ...

    The DNA Polymerase α (Pol α)/primase complex initiates DNA synthesis in eukaryotic replication. In the complex, Pol α and primase cooperate in the production of RNA-DNA oligonucleotides that prime synthesis of new DNA. Here we report crystal structures of the catalytic core of yeast Pol α in unliganded form, bound to an RNA primer/DNA template and extending an RNA primer with deoxynucleotides. We combine the structural analysis with biochemical and computational data to demonstrate that Pol α specifically recognizes the A-form RNA/DNA helix and that the ensuing synthesis of B-form DNA terminates primer synthesis. The spontaneous release of the completed RNA-DNA primer by the Pol α/primase complex simplifies current models of primer transfer to leading- and lagging strand polymerases. The proposed mechanism of nucleotide polymerization by Pol α might contribute to genomic stability by limiting the amount of inaccurate DNA to be corrected at the start of each Okazaki fragment. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.00482.001.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry , University of Cambridge , Cambridge , United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA polymerase alpha catalytic subunit A
A, B
910Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Gene Names: POL1 (CDC17)
EC: 2.7.7.7
Find proteins for P13382 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
Go to UniProtKB:  P13382
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (5'-D(*TP*GP*AP*GP*CP*GP*TP*G*TP*GP*TP*AP*CP*CP*CP*CP*TP*GP*CP*CP*CP*GP*CP*CP*G)-3')C,D25N/A
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA/RNA (5'-R(*CP*GP*GP*CP*GP*GP*GP*CP*AP*G)-D(P*GP*G)-3')E,F12N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
DGT
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A, B
2'-DEOXYGUANOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O13 P3
HAAZLUGHYHWQIW-KVQBGUIXSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 111.689α = 90.00
b = 145.686β = 90.00
c = 197.199γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
ADSCdata collection
PHENIXrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
PHASERphasing
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-02-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-04-24
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2014-01-15
    Type: Database references