4FVM

Crystal structure of yeast DNA polymerase alpha


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.207 

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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:  
    4FVM, 4FXD, 4FYD, 4B08

  • 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 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 ...

    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 LengthOrganismDetailsImage
DNA polymerase alpha catalytic subunit AA910Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288CMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CDC17N2181POL1YNL102W
EC: 2.7.7.7
Find proteins for P13382 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P13382
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.207 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 74.38α = 90
b = 127.14β = 104.78
c = 74.57γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
ADSCdata collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

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