4AQU

Crystal structure of I-CreI complexed with its target methylated at position plus 2 (in the b strand) in the presence of calcium


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.249 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 

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Literature

5'-Cytosine-Phosphoguanine (Cpg) Methylation Impacts the Activity of Natural and Engineered Meganucleases.

Valton, J.Daboussi, F.Leduc, S.Molina, R.Redondo, P.Macmaster, R.Montoya, G.Duchateau, P.

(2012) J Biol Chem 287: 30139

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.379966
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4AQU, 4AQX

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In this study, we asked whether CpG methylation could influence the DNA binding affinity and activity of meganucleases used for genome engineering applications. A combination of biochemical and structural approaches enabled us to demonstrate that CpG methylation decreases I-CreI DNA binding affinity and inhibits its endonuclease activity in vitro ...

    In this study, we asked whether CpG methylation could influence the DNA binding affinity and activity of meganucleases used for genome engineering applications. A combination of biochemical and structural approaches enabled us to demonstrate that CpG methylation decreases I-CreI DNA binding affinity and inhibits its endonuclease activity in vitro. This inhibition depends on the position of the methylated cytosine within the DNA target and was almost total when it is located inside the central tetrabase. Crystal structures of I-CreI bound to methylated cognate target DNA suggested a molecular basis for such inhibition, although the precise mechanism still has to be specified. Finally, we demonstrated that the efficacy of engineered meganucleases can be diminished by CpG methylation of the targeted endogenous site, and we proposed a rational design of the meganuclease DNA binding domain to alleviate such an effect. We conclude that although activity and sequence specificity of engineered meganucleases are crucial parameters, target DNA epigenetic modifications need to be considered for successful gene editions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    CELLECTIS S.A., 8 Rue de la Croix Jarry, 75013 Paris, France. julien.valton@cellectis.com



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA ENDONUCLEASE I-CREIA, B152Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiMutation(s): 0 
EC: 3.1
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
5'-D(*DTP*CP*AP*AP*AP*AP*CP*GP*TP*CP*GP*TP*GP*DAP *GP*AP*CP*AP*GP*TP*TP*TP*GP*G)-3'C24synthetic construct
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
5'-D(*DCP*CP*AP*AP*AP*CP*TP*GP*TP*CP*TP*CP*AP*5CMP *GP*AP*CP*GP*TP*TP*TP*TP*GP*A)-3'D24synthetic construct
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Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
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F [auth A], H [auth B]GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
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E [auth A], G [auth A]CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.249 
  • R-Value Work: 0.196 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 
  • Space Group: P 21 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 71.58α = 90
b = 45.355β = 90
c = 172.331γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-07-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-09-12
    Changes: Database references