7BU9

Crystal Structure of Spindlin1-H3(K4me3-K9me2) complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.246 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.247 

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Literature

Molecular basis for histone H3 "K4me3-K9me3/2" methylation pattern readout by Spindlin1.

Zhao, F.Liu, Y.Su, X.Lee, J.E.Song, Y.Wang, D.Ge, K.Gao, J.Zhang, M.Q.Li, H.

(2020) J Biol Chem 295: 16877-16887

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.013649
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    7BQZ, 7BU9

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Histone recognition by "reader" modules serves as a fundamental mechanism in epigenetic regulation. Previous studies have shown that Spindlin1 is a reader of histone H3K4me3 as well as "K4me3-R8me2a" and promotes transcription of rDNA or Wnt/TCF4 target genes ...

    Histone recognition by "reader" modules serves as a fundamental mechanism in epigenetic regulation. Previous studies have shown that Spindlin1 is a reader of histone H3K4me3 as well as "K4me3-R8me2a" and promotes transcription of rDNA or Wnt/TCF4 target genes. Here we show that Spindlin1 also acts as a potent reader of histone H3 "K4me3-K9me3/2" bivalent methylation pattern. Calorimetric titration revealed a binding affinity of 16 nm between Spindlin1 and H3 "K4me3-K9me3" peptide, which is one to three orders of magnitude stronger than most other histone readout events at peptide level. Structural studies revealed concurrent recognition of H3K4me3 and H3K9me3/2 by aromatic pockets 2 and 1 of Spindlin1, respectively. Epigenomic profiling studies showed that Spindlin1 colocalizes with both H3K4me3 and H3K9me3 peaks in a subset of genes enriched in biological processes of transcription and its regulation. Moreover, the distribution of Spindlin1 peaks is primarily associated with H3K4me3 but not H3K9me3, which suggests that Spindlin1 is a downstream effector of H3K4me3 generated in heterochromatic regions. Collectively, our work calls attention to an intriguing function of Spindlin1 as a potent H3 "K4me3-K9me3/2" bivalent mark reader, thereby balancing gene expression and silencing in H3K9me3/2-enriched regions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences, Beijing, China.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Spindlin-1A, C, E, G220Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SPIN1OCRSPIN
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PHAROS:  Q9Y657
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
H3(K4me3-K9me2) peptideB, D, F, H15Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: H3C15HIST2H3AH3C14H3F2H3FMHIST2H3CH3C13HIST2H3D
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Small Molecules
Modified Residues  2 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
M3L
Query on M3L
B, D, F, HL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC9 H21 N2 O2LYS
MLY
Query on MLY
B, D, F, HL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC8 H18 N2 O2LYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.246 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.247 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 40.471α = 90
b = 143.783β = 95.86
c = 129.99γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2020-04-05 
  • Released Date: 2020-10-14 
  • Deposition Author(s): Zhao, F., Li, H.

Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)China91753203, 31725014

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-10-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-10-28
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2020-12-16
    Changes: Database references