Sicinivirus 3Dpol RNA dependent RNA polymerase

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.224 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.192 

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Structures of kobuviral and siciniviral polymerases reveal conserved mechanism of picornaviral polymerase activation.

Dubankova, A.Horova, V.Klima, M.Boura, E.

(2019) J Struct Biol 208: 92-98

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsb.2019.08.004
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6QWT, 6R1I

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    RNA-dependent RNA polymerase 3D pol is a key enzyme for the replication of picornaviruses. The viral genome is translated into a single polyprotein that is subsequently proteolytically processed into matured products. The 3D pol enzyme arises from a stable 3CD precursor that has high proteolytic activity but no polymerase activity. Upon cleavage of the precursor the newly established N-terminus of 3D pol is liberated and inserts itself into a pocket on the surface of the 3D pol enzyme. The essential residue for this mechanism is the very first glycine that is conserved among almost all picornaviruses. However, kobuviruses and siciniviruses have a serine residue instead. Intrigued by this anomaly we sought to solve the crystal structure of these 3D pol enzymes. The structures revealed a unique fold of the 3D pol N-termini but the very first serine residues were inserted into a charged pocket in a similar manner as the glycine residue in other picornaviruses. These structures revealed a common underlying mechanism of 3D pol activation that lies in activation of the α10 helix containing a key catalytical residue Asp238 that forms a hydrogen bond with the 2' hydroxyl group of the incoming NTP nucleotide.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Flemingovo nam. 2., 166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Genome polyprotein472Chicken sicinivirus JSYMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for A0A0P0QLC4 (sicinivirus A2)
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Go to UniProtKB:  A0A0P0QLC4
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupA0A0P0QLC4
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.224 
  • R-Value Work: 0.190 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.192 
  • Space Group: P 42 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 92.509α = 90
b = 92.509β = 90
c = 161.923γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Cootmodel building
MxCuBEdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data

Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
European Regional Development FundCzech RepublicCZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000729

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2019-10-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-11-06
    Changes: Data collection, Database references