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Hydrolase/DNA PDB id
Protein chain
137 a.a. *
Waters ×143
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Hydrolase/DNA
Title: Atomic model of a pyrimidine dimer specific excision repair complexed with a DNA substrate: structural basis for damage recognition
Structure: DNA (5'-d( Ap Tp Cp Gp Cp Gp Tp Tp Gp Cp Gp Cp T) chain: b. Engineered: yes. DNA (5'-d( Tp Ap Gp Cp Gp Cp Ap Ap Cp Gp Cp Gp A) chain: c. Engineered: yes. Protein (t4 endonuclease v . Chain: a. Engineered: yes
Source: Synthetic: yes. Enterobacteria phage t4. Organism_taxid: 10665. Gene: denv. Expressed in: escherichia coli. Expression_system_taxid: 562.
Biol. unit: Not given
2.75Å     R-factor:   0.152     R-free:   0.240
Authors: D.G.Vassylyev,T.Kashiwagi,Y.Mikami,M.Ariyoshi,S.Iwai,E.Ohtsu K.Morikawa
Key ref:
D.G.Vassylyev et al. (1995). Atomic model of a pyrimidine dimer excision repair enzyme complexed with a DNA substrate: structural basis for damaged DNA recognition. Cell, 83, 773-782. PubMed id: 8521494 DOI: 10.1016/0092-8674(95)90190-6
08-Sep-95     Release date:   31-Jan-96    
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Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P04418  (END5_BPT4) -  Endonuclease V
138 a.a.
137 a.a.*
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain
* PDB and UniProt seqs differ at 1 residue position (black cross)

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  Biological process     metabolic process   5 terms 
  Biochemical function     hydrolase activity     5 terms  


DOI no: 10.1016/0092-8674(95)90190-6 Cell 83:773-782 (1995)
PubMed id: 8521494  
Atomic model of a pyrimidine dimer excision repair enzyme complexed with a DNA substrate: structural basis for damaged DNA recognition.
D.G.Vassylyev, T.Kashiwagi, Y.Mikami, M.Ariyoshi, S.Iwai, E.Ohtsuka, K.Morikawa.
T4 endonuclease V is a DNA repair enzyme from bacteriophage T4 that catalyzes the first reaction step of the pyrimidine dimer-specific base excision repair pathway. The crystal structure of this enzyme complexed with a duplex DNA substrate, containing a thymine dimer, has been determined at 2.75 A resolution. The atomic structure of the complex reveals the unique conformation of the DNA duplex, which exhibits a sharp kink with a 60 degree inclination at the central thymine dimer. The adenine base complementary to the 5' side of the thymine dimer is completely flipped out of the DNA duplex and trapped in a cavity on the protein surface. These structural features allow an understanding of the catalytic mechanism and implicate a general mechanism of how other repair enzymes recognize damaged DNA duplexes.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 1.
Figure 1. Structue of T4 ndo V-DNA Complex
Figure 3.
igure 3. Protein-DNA nteractions in the Vicinity of the PD
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from Cell Press: Cell (1995, 83, 773-782) copyright 1995.  

Literature references that cite this PDB file's key reference

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PDB code: 2o5i
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PDB code: 1tez
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PDB codes: 1pib 1snh
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Reaction intermediates in the catalytic mechanism of Escherichia coli MutY DNA glycosylase.
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PDB codes: 1wef 1weg 1wei
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PDB code: 1kfv
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PDB code: 1ql5
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PDB code: 1ee8
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DNA bending and a flip-out mechanism for base excision by the helix-hairpin-helix DNA glycosylase, Escherichia coli AlkA.
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PDB code: 1diz
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DNA repair mechanisms for the recognition and removal of damaged DNA bases.
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The C-terminal domain of the adenine-DNA glycosylase MutY confers specificity for 8-oxoguanine.adenine mispairs and may have evolved from MutT, an 8-oxo-dGTPase.
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A structural snapshot of base-pair opening in DNA.
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PDB code: 1cw9
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Light and dark in chromatin repair: repair of UV-induced DNA lesions by photolyase and nucleotide excision repair.
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X-ray structure of T4 endonuclease VII: a DNA junction resolvase with a novel fold and unusual domain-swapped dimer architecture.
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PDB code: 1en7
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Structural features of protein-nucleic acid recognition sites.
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Crystal structure of UvrB, a DNA helicase adapted for nucleotide excision repair.
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PDB codes: 1d9x 1d9z
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Structural characterization of RNA polymerase II complexes arrested by a cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer in the transcribed strand of template DNA.
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Crystal structure of a thwarted mismatch glycosylase DNA repair complex.
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PDB code: 1mwj
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PDB code: 1d8v
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Crystal structure of the DpnM DNA adenine methyltransferase from the DpnII restriction system of streptococcus pneumoniae bound to S-adenosylmethionine.
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PDB code: 2dpm
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DNA-repair enzymes.
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Abasic site binding by the human apurinic endonuclease, Ape, and determination of the DNA contact sites.
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DNA recognition by structure-selective nucleases.
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DNA polymerase beta in abasic site repair: a structurally conserved helix-hairpin-helix motif in lesion detection by base excision repair enzymes.
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PDB code: 1bps
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Nick sensing by vaccinia virus DNA ligase requires a 5' phosphate at the nick and occupancy of the adenylate binding site on the enzyme.
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Repair of O6-benzylguanine by the Escherichia coli Ada and Ogt and the human O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferases.
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Mechanism of action of base release by Escherichia coli Fpg protein: role of lysine 155 in catalysis.
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PDB code: 6mht
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PDB code: 1a0i
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