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3jve, resolution 1.34Å ()
Gene: TOPBP1, KIAA0259 (Homo sapiens)
Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, RCSB, PDBsum
Coordinates: save as pdb, mmCIF, xml


Crystal Structure of the Sixth BRCT Domain of TopBP1

Publication Abstract from PubMed

Topoisomerase IIbeta binding protein 1 (TopBP1) is a major player in the DNA damage response and interacts with a number of protein partners via its eight BRCA1 carboxy-terminal (BRCT) domains. In particular, the sixth BRCT domain of TopBP1 has been implicated in binding to the phosphorylated transcription factor, E2F1, and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1), where the latter interaction is responsible for the poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of TopBP1. To gain a better understanding of the nature of TopBP1 BRCT6 interactions, we solved the crystal structure of BRCT6 to 1.34 A. The crystal structure reveals a degenerate phospho-peptide binding pocket and lacks conserved hydrophobic residues involved in packing of tandem BRCT repeats, which, together with results from phospho-peptide binding studies, strongly suggest that TopBP1 BRCT6 independently does not function as a phospho-peptide binding domain. We further provide insight into poly(ADP-ribose) binding and sites of potential modification by PARP-1.

Insights from the crystal structure of the sixth BRCT domain of topoisomerase IIbeta binding protein 1., Leung CC, Kellogg E, Kuhnert A, Hanel F, Baker D, Glover JN, Protein Sci. 2010 Jan;19(1):162-7. PMID:19937654

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


[TOPB1_HUMAN] Required for DNA replication. Plays a role in the rescue of stalled replication forks and checkpoint control. Binds double-stranded DNA breaks and nicks as well as single-stranded DNA. Recruits the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex to E2F1-responsive promoters. Down-regulates E2F1 activity and inhibits E2F1-dependent apoptosis during G1/S transition and after DNA damage. Induces a large increase in the kinase activity of ATR.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

About this Structure

3jve is a 1 chain structure with sequence from Homo sapiens. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.


  • Leung CC, Kellogg E, Kuhnert A, Hanel F, Baker D, Glover JN. Insights from the crystal structure of the sixth BRCT domain of topoisomerase IIbeta binding protein 1. Protein Sci. 2010 Jan;19(1):162-7. PMID:19937654 doi:10.1002/pro.290
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