5YGH

Crystal Structure of the Capsid Protein from Zika Virus


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.88 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.206 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.207 

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Literature

Crystal Structure of the Capsid Protein from Zika Virus.

Shang, Z.Song, H.Shi, Y.Qi, J.Gao, G.F.

(2018) J Mol Biol 430: 948-962

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2018.02.006
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    5YGH

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Recently, Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged as a global public health concern and is distinct from other flaviviruses in many aspects, for example, causing transplacental infection, fetal abnormalities and vector-independent transmission through body fluids in humans ...

    Recently, Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged as a global public health concern and is distinct from other flaviviruses in many aspects, for example, causing transplacental infection, fetal abnormalities and vector-independent transmission through body fluids in humans. The capsid (C) protein is a multifunctional protein, since it binds to viral RNA in the process of nucleocapsid assembly and plays important roles in virus infection processes by interacting with cellular proteins, modulating cellular metabolism, apoptosis and immune response. Here we solved the crystal structure of ZIKV C protein at a resolution of 1.9Å. The ZIKV C protein structure contains four α helices with a long pre-α1 loop and forms dimers. The unique long pre-α1 loop in ZIKV C contributes to the tighter association of dimeric assembly and renders a divergent hydrophobic feature at the lipid bilayer interface in comparison with the known C structures of West Nile and dengue viruses. We reported the interaction between the ZIKV C protein and lipid droplets through confocal microscopy analysis. Substitutions of key amino acids in the pre-α1 loop of ZIKV C disrupted the interaction with lipid droplets, indicating that the loop is critical for membrane association. We also recognized that ZIKV C protein possesses broad binding capability to different nucleotide types, including single-stranded and double-stranded RNAs or DNAs. Furthermore, the highly positively charged interface, mainly formed by α4 helix, is proposed to be responsible for nucleotide binding. These findings will greatly enhance our understanding of ZIKV C protein, providing information for anti-ZIKV drug design targeting the C protein.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Research Network of Immunity and Health (RNIH), Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; Center for Influenza Research and Early-warning (CASCIRE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Immunity, Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, Shenzhen 518112, China; National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), Beijing 102206, China. Electronic address: gaof@im.ac.cn.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Capsid proteinA, B76Zika virusMutation(s): 0 
EC: 3.4.21.91 (UniProt), 3.6.1.15 (UniProt), 3.6.4.13 (UniProt)
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Find proteins for A0A0X8GJ44 (Zika virus)
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Go to UniProtKB:  A0A0X8GJ44
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UniProt GroupA0A0X8GJ44
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.88 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.206 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.207 
  • Space Group: P 63
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 69.417α = 90
b = 69.417β = 90
c = 58.07γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2018-02-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-04-04
    Changes: Data collection, Database references