4V6T

Structure of the bacterial ribosome complexed by tmRNA-SmpB and EF-G during translocation and MLD-loading


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 8.3 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

The complex of tmRNA-SmpB and EF-G on translocating ribosomes.

Ramrath, D.J.Yamamoto, H.Rother, K.Wittek, D.Pech, M.Mielke, T.Loerke, J.Scheerer, P.Ivanov, P.Teraoka, Y.Shpanchenko, O.Nierhaus, K.H.Spahn, C.M.

(2012) Nature 485: 526-529

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature11006
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Bacterial ribosomes stalled at the 3' end of malfunctioning messenger RNAs can be rescued by transfer-messenger RNA (tmRNA)-mediated trans-translation. The SmpB protein forms a complex with the tmRNA, and the transfer-RNA-like domain (TLD) of the tmR ...

    Bacterial ribosomes stalled at the 3' end of malfunctioning messenger RNAs can be rescued by transfer-messenger RNA (tmRNA)-mediated trans-translation. The SmpB protein forms a complex with the tmRNA, and the transfer-RNA-like domain (TLD) of the tmRNA then enters the A site of the ribosome. Subsequently, the TLD-SmpB module is translocated to the P site, a process that is facilitated by the elongation factor EF-G, and translation is switched to the mRNA-like domain (MLD) of the tmRNA. Accurate loading of the MLD into the mRNA path is an unusual initiation mechanism. Despite various snapshots of different ribosome-tmRNA complexes at low to intermediate resolution, it is unclear how the large, highly structured tmRNA is translocated and how the MLD is loaded. Here we present a cryo-electron microscopy reconstruction of a fusidic-acid-stalled ribosomal 70S-tmRNA-SmpB-EF-G complex (carrying both of the large ligands, that is, EF-G and tmRNA) at 8.3 Å resolution. This post-translocational intermediate (TI(POST)) presents the TLD-SmpB module in an intrasubunit ap/P hybrid site and a tRNA(fMet) in an intrasubunit pe/E hybrid site. Conformational changes in the ribosome and tmRNA occur in the intersubunit space and on the solvent side. The key underlying event is a unique extra-large swivel movement of the 30S head, which is crucial for both tmRNA-SmpB translocation and MLD loading, thereby coupling translocation to MLD loading. This mechanism exemplifies the versatile, dynamic nature of the ribosome, and it shows that the conformational modes of the ribosome that normally drive canonical translation can also be used in a modified form to facilitate more complex tasks in specialized non-canonical pathways.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institut für Medizinische Physik und Biophysik, Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Ziegelstrasse 5-9, 10117 Berlin, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S2
AB
218Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsB
Find proteins for P0A7V0 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S3
AC
206Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsC
Find proteins for P0A7V3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S4
AD
205Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsD (ramA)
Find proteins for P0A7V8 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S5
AE
150Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsE (spc)
Find proteins for P0A7W1 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 6
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S6
AF
100Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsF
Find proteins for P02358 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 7
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S7
AG
151Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsG
Find proteins for P02359 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 8
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S8
AH
129Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsH
Find proteins for P0A7W7 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 9
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S9
AI
127Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsI
Find proteins for P0A7X3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 10
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S10
AJ
98Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsJ (nusE)
Find proteins for P0A7R5 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 11
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S11
AK
117Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsK
Find proteins for P0A7R9 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 12
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S12
AL
123Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsL (strA)
Find proteins for P0A7S3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 13
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S13
AM
114Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsM
Find proteins for P0A7S9 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 14
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S14
AN
100Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsN
Find proteins for P0AG59 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 15
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S15
AO
88Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsO (secC)
Find proteins for P0ADZ4 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 16
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S16
AP
82Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsP
Find proteins for P0A7T3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 17
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S17
AQ
80Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsQ (neaA)
Find proteins for P0AG63 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 18
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S18
AR
55Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsR
Find proteins for P0A7T7 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 19
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S19
AS
79Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsS
Find proteins for P0A7U3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 20
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S20
AT
85Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsT
Find proteins for P0A7U7 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 21
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
30S ribosomal protein S21
AU
51Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpsU
Find proteins for P68679 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 23
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
SsrA-binding protein
AW
123N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 25
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
elongation factor G
AY
691N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Entity ID: 27
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L2
BC
271Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplB
Find proteins for P60422 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 28
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L3
BD
209Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplC
Find proteins for P60438 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 29
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L4
BE
201Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplD (eryA)
Find proteins for P60723 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 30
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L5
BF
177Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplE
Find proteins for P62399 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 31
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L6
BG
176Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplF
Find proteins for P0AG55 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 32
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L9
BH
149Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplI
Find proteins for P0A7R1 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 33
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L11
BI
141Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplK (relC)
Find proteins for P0A7J7 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 34
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L13
BJ
142Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplM
Find proteins for P0AA10 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 35
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L14
BK
122Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplN
Find proteins for P0ADY3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 36
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L15
BL
143Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplO
Find proteins for P02413 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 37
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L16
BM
136Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplP
Find proteins for P0ADY7 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 38
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L17
BN
120Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplQ
Find proteins for P0AG44 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 39
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L18
BO
116Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplR
Find proteins for P0C018 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 40
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L19
BP
114Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplS
Find proteins for P0A7K6 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 41
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L20
BQ
117Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplT (pdzA)
Find proteins for P0A7L3 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 42
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L21
BR
103Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplU
Find proteins for P0AG48 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 43
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L22
BS
110Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplV (eryB)
Find proteins for P61175 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 44
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L23
BT
93Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplW
Find proteins for P0ADZ0 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 45
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L24
BU
102Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplX
Find proteins for P60624 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 46
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L25
BV
94Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rplY
Find proteins for P68919 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 47
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L27
BW
76Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmA
Find proteins for P0A7L8 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 48
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L28
BX
77Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmB
Find proteins for P0A7M2 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 49
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L29
BY
63Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmC
Find proteins for P0A7M6 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 50
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L30
BZ
58Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmD
Find proteins for P0AG51 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 51
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L32
B0
56Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmF
Find proteins for P0A7N4 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 52
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L33
B1
50Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmG
Find proteins for P0A7N9 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 53
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L34
B2
46Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmH (rimA, ssaF)
Find proteins for P0A7P5 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 54
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L35
B3
64Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmI
Find proteins for P0A7Q1 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 55
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
50S ribosomal protein L36
B4
38Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rpmJ
Find proteins for P0A7Q6 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
16S ribosomal RNAAA1539Escherichia coli
Entity ID: 22
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
full length transfer messenger RNA (tmRNA)AV363Escherichia coli
Entity ID: 24
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
formyl-methionine specific initiator transfer RNAAX77Escherichia coli
Entity ID: 26
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
23S ribosomal RNABA2903Escherichia coli
Entity ID: 56
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
5S ribosomal RNABB119Escherichia coli
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  2 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
PSU
Query on PSU
AV
RNA LINKINGC9 H13 N2 O9 PU
5MU
Query on 5MU
AV
RNA LINKINGC10 H15 N2 O9 PU
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 8.3 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2014-07-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-12-10
    Type: Other
  • Version 1.2: 2015-04-01
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