PDBsum entry 1c59

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Ribosome PDB id
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Superseded by: 1dv4
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Name: Ribosome
Title: Partial structure of 16s RNA of the small ribosomal subunit from thermus thermophilus
Structure: 16s ribosomal RNA. Chain: a
Source: Thermus thermophilus
4.50Å     R-factor:   not given    
Authors: A.Tocilj,F.Schlunzen,D.Janell,M.Gluhmann,H.Hansen,J.Harms, A.Bashan,H.Bartels,I.Agmon,F.Franceschi,A.Yonath
Key ref:
A.Tocilj et al. (1999). The small ribosomal subunit from Thermus thermophilus at 4.5 A resolution: pattern fittings and the identification of a functional site. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 96, 14252-14257. PubMed id: 10588692 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.96.25.14252
28-Oct-99     Release date:   02-Dec-99    


DOI no: 10.1073/pnas.96.25.14252 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:14252-14257 (1999)
PubMed id: 10588692  
The small ribosomal subunit from Thermus thermophilus at 4.5 A resolution: pattern fittings and the identification of a functional site.
A.Tocilj, F.Schlünzen, D.Janell, M.Glühmann, H.A.Hansen, J.Harms, A.Bashan, H.Bartels, I.Agmon, F.Franceschi, A.Yonath.
The electron density map of the small ribosomal subunit from Thermus thermophilus, constructed at 4.5 A resolution, shows the recognizable morphology of this particle, as well as structural features that were interpreted as ribosomal RNA and proteins. Unbiased assignments, carried out by quantitative covalent binding of heavy atom compounds at predetermined sites, led to the localization of the surface of the ribosomal protein S13 at a position compatible with previous assignments, whereas the surface of S11 was localized at a distance of about twice its diameter from the site suggested for its center by neutron scattering. Proteins S5 and S7, whose structures have been determined crystallographically, were visually placed in the map with no alterations in their conformations. Regions suitable to host the fold of protein S15 were detected in several positions, all at a significant distance from the location of this protein in the neutron scattering map. Targeting the 16S RNA region, where mRNA docks to allow the formation of the initiation complex by a mercurated mRNA analog, led to the characterization of its vicinity.
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Figure 2.
Fig. 2. Parts of the T30S electron density maps at different stages of structure determination from 6 to 4.5 Å (contour level 1 SD, unless otherwise mentioned). (a) A helix-bulge-helix region, traced at 6 Å resolution. (b and c) Views of A-form RNA regions within the 4.5 Å map. (d) Part of the 4.5 Å map, contoured at 1.5 (cyan) and 2.5 (green-yellow) SD. These levels were chosen to avoid background noise and to highlight the phosphates in the RNA backbone, respectively. (e and f) The regions of the 4.5 Å map assigned to protein TS5 and TS15, respectively. In f, the less well defined helix was found to be flexible in isolation by NMR and x-ray (21).
Figure 4.
Fig. 4. The regions that became interpretable by the incorporation of the anomalous data, shown as white objects. The insert focuses on one of them, traced later as helix-bulge-helix motif.
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