6F64

Crystal structure of the SYCP1 C-terminal back-to-back assembly


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.493 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.225 

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Literature

Structural basis of meiotic chromosome synapsis through SYCP1 self-assembly.

Dunce, J.M.Dunne, O.M.Ratcliff, M.Millan, C.Madgwick, S.Uson, I.Davies, O.R.

(2018) Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 25: 557-569

  • DOI: 10.1038/s41594-018-0078-9
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Meiotic chromosomes adopt unique structures in which linear arrays of chromatin loops are bound together in homologous chromosome pairs by a supramolecular protein assembly, the synaptonemal complex. This three-dimensional scaffold provides the essen ...

    Meiotic chromosomes adopt unique structures in which linear arrays of chromatin loops are bound together in homologous chromosome pairs by a supramolecular protein assembly, the synaptonemal complex. This three-dimensional scaffold provides the essential structural framework for genetic exchange by crossing over and subsequent homolog segregation. The core architecture of the synaptonemal complex is provided by SYCP1. Here we report the structure and self-assembly mechanism of human SYCP1 through X-ray crystallographic and biophysical studies. SYCP1 has an obligate tetrameric structure in which an N-terminal four-helical bundle bifurcates into two elongated C-terminal dimeric coiled-coils. This building block assembles into a zipper-like lattice through two self-assembly sites. N-terminal sites undergo cooperative head-to-head assembly in the midline, while C-terminal sites interact back to back on the chromosome axis. Our work reveals the underlying molecular structure of the synaptonemal complex in which SYCP1 self-assembly generates a supramolecular lattice that mediates meiotic chromosome synapsis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Crystallographic Methods, Institute of Molecular Biology of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.,Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.,Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.,ICREA, Instituci├│ Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avan├žats, Barcelona, Spain.,Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. owen.davies@newcastle.ac.uk.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Synaptonemal complex protein 1
A
98Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SYCP1 (SCP1)
Find proteins for Q15431 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q15431
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACT
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A
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 43.380α = 90.00
b = 43.380β = 90.00
c = 292.180γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling
Arcimboldophasing
PHENIXrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
Wellcome Trust and Royal SocietyUnited Kingdom104158/Z/14/Z

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-06-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-07-04
    Type: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2018-08-01
    Type: Data collection, Database references