Crystal structure of Reston Ebola virus VP35 RNA binding domain bound to 12-bp dsRNA

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.211 

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Ebolavirus VP35 coats the backbone of double-stranded RNA for interferon antagonism.

Bale, S.Julien, J.P.Bornholdt, Z.A.Krois, A.S.Wilson, I.A.Saphire, E.O.

(2013) J Virol 87: 10385-10388

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01452-13
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Recognition of viral double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) activates interferon production and immune signaling in host cells. Crystal structures of ebolavirus VP35 show that it caps dsRNA ends to prevent sensing by pattern recognition receptors such as RIG-I. In contrast, structures of marburgvirus VP35 show that it primarily coats the dsRNA backbone. Here, we demonstrate that ebolavirus VP35 also coats the dsRNA backbone in solution, although binding to the dsRNA ends probably constitutes the initial binding event.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA.


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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Polymerase cofactor
A, B, C, D
146Reston ebolavirus - Reston (1989)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: VP35REBOVgp2
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UniProt GroupQ8JPY0
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChains LengthOrganismImage
G [auth J],
H [auth I]
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.211 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 55.09α = 90
b = 72.871β = 90
c = 175.551γ = 90
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d*TREKdata scaling

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2013-07-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-07-17
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2013-11-27
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-06-14
    Changes: Structure summary
  • Version 1.4: 2018-01-24
    Changes: Structure summary
  • Version 1.5: 2023-09-20
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Refinement description