4G0X

Crystal Structure of Arabidopsis thaliana AGO1 MID domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.179 
  • R-Value Work: 0.162 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.163 

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Literature

Arabidopsis Argonaute MID domains use their nucleotide specificity loop to sort small RNAs.

Frank, F.Hauver, J.Sonenberg, N.Nagar, B.

(2012) EMBO J 31: 3588-3595

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2012.204
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4G0X, 4G0Y, 4G0Z, 4G0M, 4G0O, 4G0P, 4G0Q

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The 5'-nucleotide of small RNAs associates directly with the MID domain of Argonaute (AGO) proteins. In humans, the identity of the 5'-base is sensed by the MID domain nucleotide specificity loop and regulates the integrity of miRNAs. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the 5'-nucleotide also controls sorting of small RNAs into the appropriate member of the AGO family; however, the structural basis for this mechanism is unknown ...

    The 5'-nucleotide of small RNAs associates directly with the MID domain of Argonaute (AGO) proteins. In humans, the identity of the 5'-base is sensed by the MID domain nucleotide specificity loop and regulates the integrity of miRNAs. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the 5'-nucleotide also controls sorting of small RNAs into the appropriate member of the AGO family; however, the structural basis for this mechanism is unknown. Here, we present crystal structures of the MID domain from three Arabidopsis AGOs, AtAGO1, AtAGO2 and AtAGO5, and characterize their interactions with nucleoside monophosphates (NMPs). In AtAGOs, the nucleotide specificity loop also senses the identity of the 5'-nucleotide but uses more diverse modes of recognition owing to the greater complexity of small RNAs found in plants. Binding analyses of these interactions reveal a strong correlation between their affinities and evolutionary conservation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Protein argonaute 1A147Arabidopsis thalianaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: AGO1At1g48410F11A17.3T1N15.2
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Go to UniProtKB:  O04379
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.179 
  • R-Value Work: 0.162 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.163 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 37.25α = 90
b = 60.973β = 90
c = 67.809γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PHENIXmodel building
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHENIXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-07-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-08-29
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2012-09-12
    Changes: Database references