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crystal structure of SHH1 SAWADEE domain in complex with H3K9me3 peptide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.501 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 

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Literature

Polymerase IV occupancy at RNA-directed DNA methylation sites requires SHH1.

Law, J.A.Du, J.Hale, C.J.Feng, S.Krajewski, K.Palanca, A.M.Strahl, B.D.Patel, D.J.Jacobsen, S.E.

(2013) Nature 498: 385-389

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature12178
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification that has critical roles in gene silencing, development and genome integrity. In Arabidopsis, DNA methylation is established by DOMAINS REARRANGED METHYLTRANSFERASE 2 (DRM2) and targeted by 24-nucleotide s ...

    DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification that has critical roles in gene silencing, development and genome integrity. In Arabidopsis, DNA methylation is established by DOMAINS REARRANGED METHYLTRANSFERASE 2 (DRM2) and targeted by 24-nucleotide small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) through a pathway termed RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM). This pathway requires two plant-specific RNA polymerases: Pol-IV, which functions to initiate siRNA biogenesis, and Pol-V, which functions to generate scaffold transcripts that recruit downstream RdDM factors. To understand the mechanisms controlling Pol-IV targeting we investigated the function of SAWADEE HOMEODOMAIN HOMOLOG 1 (SHH1), a Pol-IV-interacting protein. Here we show that SHH1 acts upstream in the RdDM pathway to enable siRNA production from a large subset of the most active RdDM targets, and that SHH1 is required for Pol-IV occupancy at these same loci. We also show that the SHH1 SAWADEE domain is a novel chromatin-binding module that adopts a unique tandem Tudor-like fold and functions as a dual lysine reader, probing for both unmethylated K4 and methylated K9 modifications on the histone 3 (H3) tail. Finally, we show that key residues within both lysine-binding pockets of SHH1 are required in vivo to maintain siRNA and DNA methylation levels as well as Pol-IV occupancy at RdDM targets, demonstrating a central role for methylated H3K9 binding in SHH1 function and providing the first insights into the mechanism of Pol-IV targeting. Given the parallels between methylation systems in plants and mammals, a further understanding of this early targeting step may aid our ability to control the expression of endogenous and newly introduced genes, which has broad implications for agriculture and gene therapy.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
SHH1 SAWADEE
B, A
135Arabidopsis thalianaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SHH1 (DTF1)
Find proteins for Q9XI47 (Arabidopsis thaliana)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9XI47
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H3.2, H3(1-15)K9me3
C
15Arabidopsis thalianaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HTR2, HTR3, HTR13, HTR9, HTR1
Find proteins for P59226 (Arabidopsis thaliana)
Go to UniProtKB:  P59226
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A, B
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CVM
Query on CVM

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A, B
CYMAL-4
4-CYCLOHEXYLBUTYL 4-O-ALPHA-D-GLUCOPYRANOSYL-BETA-D-GLUCOPYRANOSIDE
C22 H40 O11
JRNQXDHDSXBSFV-WXFJLFHKSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
M3L
Query on M3L
C
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC9 H21 N2 O2LYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.501 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 53.341α = 90.00
b = 56.152β = 93.02
c = 58.936γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
PHENIXmodel building
ADSCdata collection
PHENIXphasing
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2013-01-21 
  • Released Date: 2013-05-01 
  • Deposition Author(s): Patel, D.J., Du, J.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-05-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-05-15
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2013-07-10
    Type: Database references