6YYT

Structure of replicating SARS-CoV-2 polymerase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Structure of replicating SARS-CoV-2 polymerase.

Hillen, H.S.Kokic, G.Farnung, L.Dienemann, C.Tegunov, D.Cramer, P.

(2020) Nature 584: 154-156

  • DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2368-8
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6YYT

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The new coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) uses an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) for the replication of its genome and the transcription of its genes 1-3 . Here we present a cryo-electron microscopy structure of the SARS-CoV-2 RdRp in an active form that mimics the replicating enzyme ...

    The new coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) uses an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) for the replication of its genome and the transcription of its genes 1-3 . Here we present a cryo-electron microscopy structure of the SARS-CoV-2 RdRp in an active form that mimics the replicating enzyme. The structure comprises the viral proteins non-structural protein 12 (nsp12), nsp8 and nsp7, and more than two turns of RNA template-product duplex. The active-site cleft of nsp12 binds to the first turn of RNA and mediates RdRp activity with conserved residues. Two copies of nsp8 bind to opposite sides of the cleft and position the second turn of RNA. Long helical extensions in nsp8 protrude along exiting RNA, forming positively charged 'sliding poles'. These sliding poles can account for the known processivity of RdRp that is required for replicating the long genome of coronaviruses 3 . Our results enable a detailed analysis of the inhibitory mechanisms that underlie the antiviral activity of substances such as remdesivir, a drug for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 4 .


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany. patrick.cramer@mpibpc.mpg.de.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
nsp12A935Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rep1a-1b
EC: 3.4.19.12 (PDB Primary Data), 3.4.22 (PDB Primary Data), 3.4.22.69 (PDB Primary Data), 2.7.7.48 (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.4.12 (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.4.13 (PDB Primary Data), 3.1.13 (PDB Primary Data), 3.1 (PDB Primary Data), 2.1.1 (PDB Primary Data), 4.6.1 (UniProt), 2.1.1.57 (UniProt)
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Entity ID: 2
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nsp8B, D201Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rep1a-1b
EC: 3.4.19.12 (PDB Primary Data), 3.4.22 (PDB Primary Data), 3.4.22.69 (PDB Primary Data), 2.7.7.48 (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.4.12 (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.4.13 (PDB Primary Data), 3.1.13 (PDB Primary Data), 3.1 (PDB Primary Data), 2.1.1 (PDB Primary Data), 4.6.1 (UniProt), 2.1.1.57 (UniProt)
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nsp7C86Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: rep1a-1b
EC: 3.4.19.12 (PDB Primary Data), 3.4.22 (PDB Primary Data), 3.4.22.69 (PDB Primary Data), 2.7.7.48 (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.4.12 (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.4.13 (PDB Primary Data), 3.1.13 (PDB Primary Data), 3.1 (PDB Primary Data), 2.1.1 (PDB Primary Data), 4.6.1 (UniProt), 2.1.1.57 (UniProt)
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Entity ID: 4
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RNA productE [auth P],
F [auth Q],
G [auth T],
H [auth U]
18synthetic construct
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Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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I [auth A],
J [auth A]
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
German Research Foundation (DFG)GermanyFOR2848
German Research Foundation (DFG)GermanyEXC 2067/1 39072994
German Research Foundation (DFG)GermanySFB860
German Research Foundation (DFG)GermanySPP2191
European Research Council (ERC)GermanyTRANSREGULON
Volkswagen FoundationGermany--

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-05-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-06-03
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2020-08-19
    Changes: Database references