5M3F

Yeast RNA polymerase I elongation complex at 3.8A


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.8 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Structure of RNA polymerase I transcribing ribosomal DNA genes.

Neyer, S.Kunz, M.Geiss, C.Hantsche, M.Hodirnau, V.V.Seybert, A.Engel, C.Scheffer, M.P.Cramer, P.Frangakis, A.S.

(2016) Nature 540: 607-610

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature20561
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • RNA polymerase I (Pol I) is a highly processive enzyme that transcribes ribosomal DNA (rDNA) and regulates growth of eukaryotic cells. Crystal structures of free Pol I from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae have revealed dimers of the enzyme stabili ...

    RNA polymerase I (Pol I) is a highly processive enzyme that transcribes ribosomal DNA (rDNA) and regulates growth of eukaryotic cells. Crystal structures of free Pol I from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae have revealed dimers of the enzyme stabilized by a 'connector' element and an expanded cleft containing the active centre in an inactive conformation. The central bridge helix was unfolded and a Pol-I-specific 'expander' element occupied the DNA-template-binding site. The structure of Pol I in its active transcribing conformation has yet to be determined, whereas structures of Pol II and Pol III have been solved with bound DNA template and RNA transcript. Here we report structures of active transcribing Pol I from yeast solved by two different cryo-electron microscopy approaches. A single-particle structure at 3.8 Å resolution reveals a contracted active centre cleft with bound DNA and RNA, and a narrowed pore beneath the active site that no longer holds the RNA-cleavage-stimulating domain of subunit A12.2. A structure at 29 Å resolution that was determined from cryo-electron tomograms of Pol I enzymes transcribing cellular rDNA confirms contraction of the cleft and reveals that incoming and exiting rDNA enclose an angle of around 150°. The structures suggest a model for the regulation of transcription elongation in which contracted and expanded polymerase conformations are associated with active and inactive states, respectively.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Department of Molecular Biology, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase I subunit RPA190
A
1664Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPA190 (RPA1, RRN1)
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for P10964 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase I subunit RPA135
B
1203Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPA135 (RPA2, RRN2, SRP3)
EC: 2.7.7.6
Find proteins for P22138 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerases I and III subunit RPAC1
C
335Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPC40 (RPC5)
Find proteins for P07703 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC1
E
215Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPB5 (RPA7, RPC9)
Find proteins for P20434 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC2
F
155Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPO26 (RPB6)
Find proteins for P20435 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 6
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC3
H
146Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPB8
Find proteins for P20436 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 7
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase I subunit RPA12
I
125Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPA12 (RRN4)
Find proteins for P32529 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 8
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC5
J
70Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPB10
Find proteins for P22139 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 9
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerases I and III subunit RPAC2
K
142Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPC19
Find proteins for P28000 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 10
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC4
L
70Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPC10 (RPB12)
Find proteins for P40422 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 14
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase I subunit RPA49
M
415Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPA49 (RRN13)
Find proteins for Q01080 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 15
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase I subunit RPA34
N
233Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPA34
Find proteins for P47006 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 16
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase I subunit RPA14
D
137Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPA14
Find proteins for P50106 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 17
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA-directed RNA polymerase I subunit RPA43
G
326Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPA43 (RRN12)
Find proteins for P46669 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Entity ID: 11
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
template DNAT39Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Entity ID: 12
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
non-template DNAU39Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Entity ID: 13
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
RNAR20Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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A, B, I, J, L
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
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B
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
MG
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A
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.8 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-11-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-12-28
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2018-10-24
    Type: Advisory, Data collection, Derived calculations