4OJI

Crystal Structure of Twister Ribozyme


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.203 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.181 

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Literature

Crystal structure and mechanistic investigation of the twister ribozyme.

Liu, Y.Wilson, T.J.McPhee, S.A.Lilley, D.M.

(2014) Nat Chem Biol 10: 739-744

  • DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.1587
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4OJI

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We present a crystal structure at 2.3-Å resolution of the recently described nucleolytic ribozyme twister. The RNA adopts a previously uncharacterized compact fold based on a double-pseudoknot structure, with the active site at its center. Eight highly conserved nucleobases stabilize the core of the ribozyme through the formation of one Watson-Crick and three noncanonical base pairs, and the highly conserved adenine 3' of the scissile phosphate is bound in the major groove of an adjacent pseudoknot ...

    We present a crystal structure at 2.3-Å resolution of the recently described nucleolytic ribozyme twister. The RNA adopts a previously uncharacterized compact fold based on a double-pseudoknot structure, with the active site at its center. Eight highly conserved nucleobases stabilize the core of the ribozyme through the formation of one Watson-Crick and three noncanonical base pairs, and the highly conserved adenine 3' of the scissile phosphate is bound in the major groove of an adjacent pseudoknot. A strongly conserved guanine nucleobase directs its Watson-Crick edge toward the scissile phosphate in the crystal structure, and mechanistic evidence supports a role for this guanine as either a general base or acid in a concerted, general acid-base-catalyzed cleavage reaction.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Cancer Research UK Nucleic Acid Structure Research Group, Medical Sciences Institute/Wellcome Trust Building (MSI/WTB) Complex, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganismImage
RNA (52-MER)A54N/A
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.203 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.181 
  • Space Group: P 65 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 55.38α = 90
b = 55.38β = 90
c = 175.471γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
ADSCdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2014-07-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-08-27
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2014-09-03
    Changes: Database references