5UA3

Crystal Structure of a DNA G-Quadruplex with a Cytosine Bulge


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8802 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.227 

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Literature

Structure and hydrodynamics of a DNA G-quadruplex with a cytosine bulge.

Meier, M.Moya-Torres, A.Krahn, N.J.McDougall, M.D.Orriss, G.L.McRae, E.K.S.Booy, E.P.McEleney, K.Patel, T.R.McKenna, S.A.Stetefeld, J.

(2018) Nucleic Acids Res. 46: 5319-5331

  • DOI: 10.1093/nar/gky307

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The identification of four-stranded G-quadruplexes (G4s) has highlighted the fact that DNA has additional spatial organisations at its disposal other than double-stranded helices. Recently, it became clear that the formation of G4s is not limited to ...

    The identification of four-stranded G-quadruplexes (G4s) has highlighted the fact that DNA has additional spatial organisations at its disposal other than double-stranded helices. Recently, it became clear that the formation of G4s is not limited to the traditional G3+NL1G3+NL2G3+NL3G3+ sequence motif. Instead, the G3 triplets can be interrupted by deoxythymidylate (DNA) or uridylate (RNA) where the base forms a bulge that loops out from the G-quadruplex core. Here, we report the first high-resolution X-ray structure of a unique unimolecular DNA G4 with a cytosine bulge. The G4 forms a dimer that is stacked via its 5'-tetrads. Analytical ultracentrifugation, static light scattering and small angle X-ray scattering confirmed that the G4 adapts a predominantly dimeric structure in solution. We provide a comprehensive comparison of previously published G4 structures containing bulges and report a special γ torsion angle range preferentially populated by the G4 core guanylates adjacent to bulges. Since the penalty for introducing bulges appears to be negligible, it should be possible to functionalize G4s by introducing artificial or modified nucleotides at such positions. The presence of the bulge alters the surface of the DNA, providing an opportunity to develop drugs that can specifically target individual G4s.


    Related Citations: 
    • Binding of G-quadruplexes to the N-terminal recognition domain of the RNA helicase associated with AU-rich element (RHAU).
      Meier, M.,Patel, T.R.,Booy, E.P.,Marushchak, O.,Okun, N.,Deo, S.,Howard, R.,McEleney, K.,Harding, S.E.,Stetefeld, J.,McKenna, S.A.
      (2013) J. Biol. Chem. 288: 35014


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (5'-D(*GP*GP*GP*TP*TP*GP*CP*GP*GP*AP*GP*GP*GP*TP*GP*GP*GP*CP*CP*T)-3')A,B20Homo sapiens
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
K
Query on K

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A, B
POTASSIUM ION
K
NPYPAHLBTDXSSS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8802 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.227 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 30.103α = 64.65
b = 33.100β = 78.64
c = 33.282γ = 81.78
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
DENZOdata reduction
PHASERphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)Canada342077-2012
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)Canada345517-07
Cancer Research SocietyCanada--

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2017-11-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-12-06
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2018-05-09
    Type: Data collection, Database references, Structure summary
  • Version 1.3: 2018-05-16
    Type: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.4: 2018-06-13
    Type: Data collection, Database references