4FF4

N4 mini-vRNAP transcription initiation complex, 4 min after soaking GTP, ATP and Mn


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.026 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 

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Literature

Watching the Bacteriophage N4 RNA Polymerase Transcription by Time-dependent Soak-trigger-freeze X-ray Crystallography.

Basu, R.S.Murakami, K.S.

(2013) J.Biol.Chem. 288: 3305-3311

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.387712
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  4FF1, 4FF2, 4FF3

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The challenge for structural biology is to understand atomic-level macromolecular motions during enzymatic reaction. X-ray crystallography can reveal high resolution structures; however, one perceived limitation is that it reveals only static views. ...

    The challenge for structural biology is to understand atomic-level macromolecular motions during enzymatic reaction. X-ray crystallography can reveal high resolution structures; however, one perceived limitation is that it reveals only static views. Here we use time-dependent soak-trigger-freeze X-ray crystallography, namely, soaking nucleotide and divalent metal into the bacteriophage RNA polymerase (RNAP)-promoter DNA complex crystals to trigger the nucleotidyl transfer reaction and freezing crystals at different time points, to capture real-time intermediates in the pathway of transcription. In each crystal structure, different intensities and shapes of electron density maps corresponding to the nucleotide and metal were revealed at the RNAP active site which allow watching the nucleotide and metal bindings and the phosphodiester bond formation in a time perspective. Our study provides the temporal order of substrate assembly and metal co-factor binding at the active site of enzyme which completes our understanding of the two-metal-ion mechanism and fidelity mechanism in single-subunit RNAPs. The nucleotide-binding metal (Me(B)) is coordinated at the active site prior to the catalytic metal (Me(A)). Me(A) coordination is only temporal, established just before and dissociated immediately after phosphodiester bond formation. We captured these elusive intermediates exploiting the slow enzymatic reaction in crystallo. These results demonstrate that the simple time-dependent soak-trigger-freeze X-ray crystallography offers a direct means for monitoring enzymatic reactions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Center for RNA Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Virion RNA polymerase
A, B
1118Enterobacteria phage N4EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for Q859P9 (Enterobacteria phage N4)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q859P9
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
Bacteriophage N4 P2 promoterC,D36N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
MN
Query on MN

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A
MANGANESE (II) ION
Mn
WAEMQWOKJMHJLA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
PO4
Query on PO4

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A, B
PHOSPHATE ION
O4 P
NBIIXXVUZAFLBC-UHFFFAOYSA-K
 Ligand Interaction
POP
Query on POP

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A
PYROPHOSPHATE 2-
H2 O7 P2
XPPKVPWEQAFLFU-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
5GP
Query on 5GP

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C
GUANOSINE-5'-MONOPHOSPHATE
C10 H14 N5 O8 P
RQFCJASXJCIDSX-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
AMP
Query on AMP

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A
ADENOSINE MONOPHOSPHATE
C10 H14 N5 O7 P
UDMBCSSLTHHNCD-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.026 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 82.398α = 90.00
b = 111.779β = 90.00
c = 276.894γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data reduction
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2012-05-31 
  • Released Date: 2012-12-12 
  • Deposition Author(s): Murakami, K.S.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-12-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-01-23
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2013-02-20
    Type: Database references