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1jey

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1jey, resolution 2.50Å ()
Gene: G22P1 (Homo sapiens), XRCC5 (Homo sapiens)
Related: 1jeq
Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, RCSB, PDBsum
Coordinates: save as pdb, mmCIF, xml



Crystal Structure of the Ku heterodimer bound to DNA

Publication Abstract from PubMed

The Ku heterodimer (Ku70 and Ku80 subunits) contributes to genomic integrity through its ability to bind DNA double-strand breaks and facilitate repair by the non-homologous end-joining pathway. The crystal structure of the human Ku heterodimer was determined both alone and bound to a 55-nucleotide DNA element at 2.7 and 2.5 A resolution, respectively. Ku70 and Ku80 share a common topology and form a dyad-symmetrical molecule with a preformed ring that encircles duplex DNA. The binding site can cradle two full turns of DNA while encircling only the central 3-4 base pairs (bp). Ku makes no contacts with DNA bases and few with the sugar-phosphate backbone, but it fits sterically to major and minor groove contours so as to position the DNA helix in a defined path through the protein ring. These features seem well designed to structurally support broken DNA ends and to bring the DNA helix into phase across the junction during end processing and ligation.

Structure of the Ku heterodimer bound to DNA and its implications for double-strand break repair., Walker JR, Corpina RA, Goldberg J, Nature. 2001 Aug 9;412(6847):607-14. PMID:11493912

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

About this Structure

1jey is a 4 chain structure with sequence from Homo sapiens. The July 2004 RCSB PDB Molecule of the Month feature on DNA Ligase by David S. Goodsell is 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/mom_2004_7. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.

Reference

  • Walker JR, Corpina RA, Goldberg J. Structure of the Ku heterodimer bound to DNA and its implications for double-strand break repair. Nature. 2001 Aug 9;412(6847):607-14. PMID:11493912 doi:10.1038/35088000

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