5G4T

The structure of a quasi-cyclic six k-turn duplex RNA species


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.235 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.197 

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Literature

A Quasi-Cyclic RNA Nano-Scale Molecular Object Constructed Using Kink Turns.

Huang, L.Lilley, D.M.J.

(2016) Nanoscale 8: 15189

  • DOI: 10.1039/c6nr05186c
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    5G4T, 5G4U, 5G4V

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • k-Turns are widespread RNA architectural elements that mediate tertiary interactions. We describe a double-kink-turn motif comprising two inverted k-turns that forms a tight horse-shoe structure that can assemble into a variety of shapes by coaxial association of helical ends ...

    k-Turns are widespread RNA architectural elements that mediate tertiary interactions. We describe a double-kink-turn motif comprising two inverted k-turns that forms a tight horse-shoe structure that can assemble into a variety of shapes by coaxial association of helical ends. Using X-ray crystallography we show that these assemble with two (dumbell), three (triangle) and four units (square), with or without bound protein, within the crystal lattice. In addition, exchange of a single basepair can almost double the pore radius or shape of a molecular assembly. On the basis of this analysis we synthesized a 114 nt self-complementary RNA containing six k-turns. The crystal structure of this species shows that it forms a quasi-cyclic triangular object. These are randomly disposed about the three-fold axis in the crystal lattice, generating a circular RNA of quasi D3 symmetry with a shape reminiscent of that of a cyclohexane molecule in its chair conformation. This work demonstrates that the k-turn is a powerful building block in the construction of nano-scale molecular objects, and illustrates why k-turns are widely used in natural RNA molecules to organize long-range architecture and mediate tertiary contacts.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Cancer Research UK Nucleic Acid Structure Research Group, MSI/WTB Complex, The University of Dundee, Dow Street, Dundee DD1 5EH, UK. d.m.j.lilley@dundee.ac.uk l.y.huang@dundee.ac.uk.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
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HMKT-7A11Haloarcula marismortui
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Entity ID: 2
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HMKT-7B8Haloarcula marismortui
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.235 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.197 
  • Space Group: P 63 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 70.306α = 90
b = 70.306β = 90
c = 47.827γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
Aimlessdata scaling
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2016-09-28
    Type: Initial release