4POF

PfMCM N-terminal domain without DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.270 
  • R-Value Work: 0.259 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.260 

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Literature

A conserved MCM single-stranded DNA binding element is essential for replication initiation.

Froelich, C.A.Kang, S.Epling, L.B.Bell, S.P.Enemark, E.J.

(2014) Elife 3: e01993-e01993

  • DOI: 10.7554/eLife.01993
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4POF, 4POG

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The ring-shaped MCM helicase is essential to all phases of DNA replication. The complex loads at replication origins as an inactive double-hexamer encircling duplex DNA. Helicase activation converts this species to two active single hexamers that encircle single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) ...

    The ring-shaped MCM helicase is essential to all phases of DNA replication. The complex loads at replication origins as an inactive double-hexamer encircling duplex DNA. Helicase activation converts this species to two active single hexamers that encircle single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). The molecular details of MCM DNA interactions during these events are unknown. We determined the crystal structure of the Pyrococcus furiosus MCM N-terminal domain hexamer bound to ssDNA and define a conserved MCM-ssDNA binding motif (MSSB). Intriguingly, ssDNA binds the MCM ring interior perpendicular to the central channel with defined polarity. In eukaryotes, the MSSB is conserved in several Mcm2-7 subunits, and MSSB mutant combinations in S. cerevisiae Mcm2-7 are not viable. Mutant Mcm2-7 complexes assemble and are recruited to replication origins, but are defective in helicase loading and activation. Our findings identify an important MCM-ssDNA interaction and suggest it functions during helicase activation to select the strand for translocation. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.01993.001.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, United States.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Cell division control protein 21 ABCDEF257Pyrococcus furiosus DSM 3638Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Cdc21PF0482
EC: 3.6.4.12
Find proteins for Q8U3I4 (Pyrococcus furiosus (strain ATCC 43587 / DSM 3638 / JCM 8422 / Vc1))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q8U3I4
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.270 
  • R-Value Work: 0.259 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.260 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 122.849α = 90
b = 103.064β = 119.85
c = 122.435γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SERGUIdata collection
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2014-04-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-12-24
    Changes: Database references