4OQU

Structure of the SAM-I/IV riboswitch (env87(deltaU92))


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.226 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 

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Literature

Structural basis for diversity in the SAM clan of riboswitches.

Trausch, J.J.Xu, Z.Edwards, A.L.Reyes, F.E.Ross, P.E.Knight, R.Batey, R.T.

(2014) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 111: 6624-6629

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1312918111
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  4L81

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In bacteria, sulfur metabolism is regulated in part by seven known families of riboswitches that bind S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM). Direct binding of SAM to these mRNA regulatory elements governs a downstream secondary structural switch that communi ...

    In bacteria, sulfur metabolism is regulated in part by seven known families of riboswitches that bind S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM). Direct binding of SAM to these mRNA regulatory elements governs a downstream secondary structural switch that communicates with the transcriptional and/or translational expression machinery. The most widely distributed SAM-binding riboswitches belong to the SAM clan, comprising three families that share a common SAM-binding core but differ radically in their peripheral architecture. Although the structure of the SAM-I member of this clan has been extensively studied, how the alternative peripheral architecture of the other families supports the common SAM-binding core remains unknown. We have therefore solved the X-ray structure of a member of the SAM-I/IV family containing the alternative "PK-2" subdomain shared with the SAM-IV family. This structure reveals that this subdomain forms extensive interactions with the helix housing the SAM-binding pocket, including a highly unusual mode of helix packing in which two helices pack in a perpendicular fashion. Biochemical and genetic analysis of this RNA reveals that SAM binding induces many of these interactions, including stabilization of a pseudoknot that is part of the regulatory switch. Despite strong structural similarity between the cores of SAM-I and SAM-I/IV members, a phylogenetic analysis of sequences does not indicate that they derive from a common ancestor.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80309-0596.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
SAM-I/IV riboswitchA97N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
MG
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A
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SAM
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A
S-ADENOSYLMETHIONINE
C15 H22 N6 O5 S
MEFKEPWMEQBLKI-FCKMPRQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.226 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 
  • Space Group: P 64 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 127.269α = 90.00
b = 127.269β = 90.00
c = 181.609γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
BOSdata collection
CrystalCleardata reduction
CrystalCleardata scaling
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2014-06-04
    Type: Initial release