6T2V

Cryo-EM structure of the RecBCD in complex with Chi-plus2 substrate


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.80 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

A conformational switch in response to Chi converts RecBCD from phage destruction to DNA repair.

Cheng, K.Wilkinson, M.Chaban, Y.Wigley, D.B.

(2020) Nat Struct Mol Biol 27: 71-77

  • DOI: 10.1038/s41594-019-0355-2
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6SJF, 6SJE, 6SJG, 6SJB, 6T2U, 6T2V

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The RecBCD complex plays key roles in phage DNA degradation, CRISPR array acquisition (adaptation) and host DNA repair. The switch between these roles is regulated by a DNA sequence called Chi. We report cryo-EM structures of the Escherichia coli RecBCD complex bound to several different DNA forks containing a Chi sequence, including one in which Chi is recognized and others in which it is not ...

    The RecBCD complex plays key roles in phage DNA degradation, CRISPR array acquisition (adaptation) and host DNA repair. The switch between these roles is regulated by a DNA sequence called Chi. We report cryo-EM structures of the Escherichia coli RecBCD complex bound to several different DNA forks containing a Chi sequence, including one in which Chi is recognized and others in which it is not. The Chi-recognized structure shows conformational changes in regions of the protein that contact Chi and reveals a tortuous path taken by the DNA. Sequence specificity arises from interactions with both the RecC subunit and the sequence itself. These structures provide molecular details for how Chi is recognized and insights into the changes that occur in response to Chi binding that switch RecBCD from bacteriophage destruction and CRISPR spacer acquisition to constructive host DNA repair.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Section of Structural Biology, Department of Infectious Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK. D.Wigley@imperial.ac.uk.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
RecBCD enzyme subunit RecB B1181Escherichia coliMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: recBiorrorAb2820JW2788
EC: 3.1.11.5
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
RecBCD enzyme subunit RecC C1122Escherichia coliMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: recCb2822JW2790
EC: 3.1.11.5
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Entity ID: 3
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RecBCD enzyme subunit RecD D608Escherichia coliMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: recDhopEb2819JW2787
EC: 3.1.11.5
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Entity ID: 4
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DNA (Chi-plus2)X87synthetic construct
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.80 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-01-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-01-22
    Changes: Database references