4NC8

N-terminal domain of delta-subunit of RNA polymerase complexed with nickel ions


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.17 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.283 
  • R-Value Work: 0.224 

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Literature

X-ray vs. NMR structure of N-terminal domain of delta-subunit of RNA polymerase.

Demo, G.Papouskova, V.Komarek, J.Kaderavek, P.Otrusinova, O.Srb, P.Rabatinova, A.Krasny, L.Zidek, L.Sklenar, V.Wimmerova, M.

(2014) J.Struct.Biol. 187: 174-186

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2014.06.001
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The crystal structure of the N-terminal domain of the RNA polymerase δ subunit (Nδ) from Bacillus subtilis solved at a resolution of 2.0Å is compared with the NMR structure determined previously. The molecule crystallizes in the space group C222(1) w ...

    The crystal structure of the N-terminal domain of the RNA polymerase δ subunit (Nδ) from Bacillus subtilis solved at a resolution of 2.0Å is compared with the NMR structure determined previously. The molecule crystallizes in the space group C222(1) with a dimer in the asymmetric unit. Importantly, the X-ray structure exhibits significant differences from the lowest energy NMR structure. In addition to the overall structure differences, structurally important β sheets found in the NMR structure are not present in the crystal structure. We systematically investigated the cause of the discrepancies between the NMR and X-ray structures of Nδ, addressing the pH dependence, presence of metal ions, and crystal packing forces. We convincingly showed that the crystal packing forces, together with the presence of Ni(2+) ions, are the main reason for such a difference. In summary, the study illustrates that the two structural approaches may give unequal results, which need to be interpreted with care to obtain reliable structural information in terms of biological relevance.


    Organizational Affiliation

    National Centre for Biomolecular Research, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5/A4, 62500 Brno, Czech Republic; Central European Institute of Technology-CEITEC, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5/A4, 62500 Brno, Czech Republic.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase subunit delta
A, B
99Bacillus subtilis (strain 168)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpoE
Find proteins for P12464 (Bacillus subtilis (strain 168))
Go to UniProtKB:  P12464
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NI
Query on NI

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A, B
NICKEL (II) ION
Ni
VEQPNABPJHWNSG-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.17 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.283 
  • R-Value Work: 0.224 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 39.462α = 90.00
b = 109.636β = 90.00
c = 82.928γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MAR345dtbdata collection
SCALAdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-07-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-08-20
    Type: Database references