4G8K

Intact sensor domain of human RNase L in the inactive signaling state


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.217 

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Literature

Innate Immune Messenger 2-5A Tethers Human RNase L into Active High-Order Complexes.

Han, Y.Whitney, G.Donovan, J.Korennykh, A.

(2012) Cell Rep 2: 902-913

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2012.09.004
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • 2',5'-linked oligoadenylates (2-5As) serve as conserved messengers of pathogen presence in the mammalian innate immune system. 2-5As induce self-association and activation of RNase L, which cleaves cytosolic RNA and promotes the production of interfe ...

    2',5'-linked oligoadenylates (2-5As) serve as conserved messengers of pathogen presence in the mammalian innate immune system. 2-5As induce self-association and activation of RNase L, which cleaves cytosolic RNA and promotes the production of interferons (IFNs) and cytokines driven by the transcription factors IRF-3 and NF-κB. We report that human RNase L is activated by forming high-order complexes, reminiscent of the mode of activation of the phylogenetically related transmembrane kinase/RNase Ire1 in the unfolded protein response. We describe crystal structures determined at 2.4 Å and 2.8 Å resolution, which show that two molecules of 2-5A at a time tether RNase L monomers via the ankyrin-repeat (ANK) domain. Each ANK domain harbors two distinct sites for 2-5A recognition that reside 50 Å apart. These data reveal a function for the ANK domain as a 2-5A-sensing homo-oligomerization device and describe a nonlinear, ultrasensitive regulation in the 2-5A/RNase L system poised for amplification of the IFN response.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, 216 Schultz Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
2-5A-dependent ribonuclease
A, B
337Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RNASEL (RNS4)
EC: 3.1.26.-
Find proteins for Q05823 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: RNASEL
Go to UniProtKB:  Q05823
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.250 
  • R-Value Work: 0.217 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 62.800α = 90.00
b = 63.000β = 90.00
c = 241.500γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata reduction
CBASSdata collection
PHASERphasing
XDSdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-10-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-11-14
    Type: Database references