6L49

H3-CA-H3 tri-nucleosome with the 22 base-pair linker DNA


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 18.9 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Cryo-EM Structures of Centromeric Tri-nucleosomes Containing a Central CENP-A Nucleosome.

Takizawa, Y.Ho, C.H.Tachiwana, H.Matsunami, H.Kobayashi, W.Suzuki, M.Arimura, Y.Hori, T.Fukagawa, T.Ohi, M.D.Wolf, M.Kurumizaka, H.

(2020) Structure 28: 44

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2019.10.016
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The histone H3 variant CENP-A is a crucial epigenetic marker for centromere specification. CENP-A forms a characteristic nucleosome and dictates the higher-order configuration of centromeric chromatin. However, little is known about how the CENP-A nu ...

    The histone H3 variant CENP-A is a crucial epigenetic marker for centromere specification. CENP-A forms a characteristic nucleosome and dictates the higher-order configuration of centromeric chromatin. However, little is known about how the CENP-A nucleosome affects the architecture of centromeric chromatin. In this study, we reconstituted tri-nucleosomes mimicking a centromeric nucleosome arrangement containing the CENP-A nucleosome, and determined their 3D structures by cryoelectron microscopy. The H3-CENP-A-H3 tri-nucleosomes adopt an untwisted architecture, with an outward-facing linker DNA path between nucleosomes. This is distinct from the H3-H3-H3 tri-nucleosome architecture, with an inward-facing DNA path. Intriguingly, the untwisted architecture may allow the CENP-A nucleosome to be exposed to the solvent in the condensed chromatin model. These results provide a structural basis for understanding the 3D configuration of CENP-A-containing chromatin, and may explain how centromeric proteins can specifically target the CENP-A nucleosomes buried in robust amounts of H3 nucleosomes in centromeres.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Molecular Cryo-Electron Microscopy Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan. Electronic address: matthias.wolf@oist.jp.,Molecular Cryo-Electron Microscopy Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan.,Laboratory of Chromatin Structure and Function, Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan; Molecular Cryo-Electron Microscopy Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan.,Laboratory of Chromatin Structure and Function, Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan; Graduate School of Advanced Science & Engineering, Waseda University, 2-2 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8480, Japan.,Laboratory of Chromatin Structure and Function, Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan; Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan.,Graduate School of Advanced Science & Engineering, Waseda University, 2-2 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8480, Japan.,Graduate School of Advanced Science & Engineering, Waseda University, 2-2 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8480, Japan; Department of Cancer Biology, The Cancer Institute of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8550, Japan.,Laboratory of Chromatin Structure and Function, Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan.,Laboratory of Chromatin Structure and Function, Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan; Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan; Graduate School of Advanced Science & Engineering, Waseda University, 2-2 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8480, Japan. Electronic address: kurumizaka@iam.u-tokyo.ac.jp.,Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, 1-3 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.,Life Science Institute, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School, 210 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H3-like centromeric protein A
A, E
143Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CENPA
Find proteins for P49450 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: CENPA
Go to UniProtKB:  P49450
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H4
B, F, L, P, T, X
106Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H4C1, H4C2, H4C3, H4C4, H4C5, H4C6, H4C8, H4C9, H4C11, H4C12, H4C13, H4C14, H4C15, H4-16 (H4/A, H4FA, HIST1H4A, H4/I, H4FI, HIST1H4B, H4/G, H4FG, HIST1H4C, H4/B, H4FB, HIST1H4D, H4/J, H4FJ, HIST1H4E, H4/C, H4FC, HIST1H4F, H4/H, H4FH, HIST1H4H, H4/M, H4FM, HIST1H4I, H4/E, H4FE, HIST1H4J, H4/D, H4FD, HIST1H4K, H4/K, H4FK, HIST1H4L, H4/N, H4F2, H4FN, HIST2H4, HIST2H4A, H4/O, H4FO, HIST2H4B, HIST4H4)
Find proteins for P62805 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P62805
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H2A type 1-B/E
C, G, M, Q, U, Y
133Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H2AC4, H2AC8 (H2AFM, HIST1H2AB, H2AFA, HIST1H2AE)
Find proteins for P04908 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P04908
Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H2B type 1-J
D, H, N, R, V, Z
129Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H2BC11 (H2BFR, HIST1H2BJ)
Find proteins for P06899 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P06899
Entity ID: 7
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Histone H3.1
K, O, S, W
139Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H3C1, H3C2, H3C3, H3C4, H3C6, H3C7, H3C8, H3C10, H3C11, H3C12 (H3FA, HIST1H3A, H3FL, HIST1H3B, H3FC HIST1H3C, H3FB, HIST1H3D, H3FD, HIST1H3E, H3FI, HIST1H3F, H3FH, HIST1H3G, H3FK, HIST1H3H, H3FF, HIST1H3I, H3FJ, HIST1H3J)
Find proteins for P68431 (Homo sapiens)
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Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (485-MER)I485synthetic construct
Entity ID: 6
MoleculeChainsLengthOrganism
DNA (485-MER)J485synthetic construct
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 18.9 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceJapanJP18H05534
Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceJapanJP17H01408
Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceJapanJP17H05013
Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceJapan17H06167
Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceJapan15H05972
Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceJapanJP19K06522

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2019-12-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-01-22
    Type: Database references