PDBsum entry 1drz

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RNA binding protein/RNA PDB id
Protein chain
95 a.a. *
SO4 ×2
_MG ×3
Waters ×19
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: RNA binding protein/RNA
Title: U1a spliceosomal protein/hepatitis delta virus genomic ribozyme complex
Structure: RNA (hepatitis delta virus genomic ribozyme). Chain: b. Fragment: ribozyme domain. Synonym: hdv ribozyme, delta ribozyme. Engineered: yes. Other_details: RNA is the product of self-cleavage. Nucleotides 146 - 159 inclusive are an engineered cognate binding site for the u1a protein. Protein (u1 small ribonucleoprotein a).
Source: Hepatitis delta virus. Organism_taxid: 12475. Expressed in: escherichia coli. Expression_system_taxid: 562. Other_details: RNA produced by in vitro run-off transcription with bacteriophage t7 RNA polymerase from plasmid DNA linearized with restriction enzyme bsai. T7 transcript. Homo sapiens.
Biol. unit: Dimer (from PQS)
2.30Å     R-factor:   0.281     R-free:   0.284
Authors: A.R.Ferre-D'Amare,K.Zhou,J.A.Doudna
Key ref:
A.R.Ferré-D'Amaré et al. (1998). Crystal structure of a hepatitis delta virus ribozyme. Nature, 395, 567-574. PubMed id: 9783582 DOI: 10.1038/26912
01-Sep-98     Release date:   16-Feb-99    
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Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P09012  (SNRPA_HUMAN) -  U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein A
282 a.a.
95 a.a.*
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain
* PDB and UniProt seqs differ at 2 residue positions (black crosses)

 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Biological process     nuclear mRNA splicing, via spliceosome   1 term 
  Biochemical function     nucleotide binding     3 terms  


DOI no: 10.1038/26912 Nature 395:567-574 (1998)
PubMed id: 9783582  
Crystal structure of a hepatitis delta virus ribozyme.
A.R.Ferré-D'Amaré, K.Zhou, J.A.Doudna.
The self-cleaving ribozyme of the hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is the only catalytic RNA known to be required for the viability of a human pathogen. We obtained crystals of a 72-nucleotide, self-cleaved form of the genomic HDV ribozyme that diffract X-rays to 2.3 A resolution by engineering the RNA to bind a small, basic protein without affecting ribozyme activity. The co-crystal structure shows that the compact catalytic core comprises five helical segments connected as an intricate nested double pseudoknot. The 5'-hydroxyl leaving group resulting from the self-scission reaction is buried deep within an active-site cleft produced by juxtaposition of the helices and five strand-crossovers, and is surrounded by biochemically important backbone and base functional groups in a manner reminiscent of protein enzymes.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 4.
Figure 4 Structural components of the active site. a, Solvent-accessible surface of the ribozyme-U1A-RBD complex, orientated as in Fig. 3a, colour-coded by its curvature (green, convex; grey, concave^49). The atoms of the ribose ring of G1 are shown as red spheres; the 5'-hydroxyl group points away from the reader into the ribozyme. The trajectory proposed to be followed by nucleotides located 5' of the cleavage site in the precursor is indicated by the row of small red dots. b, The substrate-bearing nucleotide G1 forms a wobble pair with U37 which stacks on P1.1. The 5'-hydroxyl group (shown as a larger sphere) is within hydrogen-bonding distance of the Watson-Crick face of C75. Nucleotides are coloured as in Figs 2 and 3. Phosphorus atoms are coloured green. Oxygen and nitrogen atoms that participate in noteworthy hydrogen bonding (denoted by two-headed arrows) are coloured red and blue, respectively. c, Triple-strand junction between P3 and P1, orientated as in Fig. 3a. A hydrogen bond between the N1 group of A78 and the O2' group of G29 is obscured in this view.
Figure 5.
Figure 5 Structural features of the active site. a, The P3-L3 niche cradles the active site. The stereoview shows how the phosphate ribose backbone crosses over from the P3-L3 stack to P1.1 and back, passing through the unstacked nucleotide U23. The ribose of G1 and the bases of the stacked nucleotides from J4/2 are shown. b, The P1.1 helix and the pedestal. c, A A-weighted 2|F[o]| - |F[c]| map44,45, with data from 20 to 2.3 ┼, contoured at 1 s.d., showing the nucleotides of J4/2 as seen from the major groove of P1. d, The trefoil turn (orientated roughly as in Fig. 3b) is the sharp twist in the RNA chain between G74 and A77. This is stabilized by a complex network of interactions between O2' groups and phosphate oxygens, a two-tiered ribose zipper, and base-backbone hydrogen bonds. Figures 3, 4b, c and 5a, b, d were prepared with RIBBONS50.
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nature (1998, 395, 567-574) copyright 1998.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

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A detailed view of a ribosomal active site: the structure of the L11-RNA complex.
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PDB code: 1mms
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An Mpsi-containing heterologous RNA, but not env mRNA, is efficiently packaged into avian retroviral particles.
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Ribozymes: the characteristics and properties of catalytic RNAs.
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Transfer RNA recognition by aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases.
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Thermodynamics of stabilization of RNA pseudoknots by cobalt(III) hexaammine.
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Identification of the hammerhead ribozyme metal ion binding site responsible for rescue of the deleterious effect of a cleavage site phosphorothioate.
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A nested double pseudoknot is required for self-cleavage activity of both the genomic and antigenomic hepatitis delta virus ribozymes.
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RNA structure, metal ions, and catalysis.
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New developments in structure determination of pseudoknots.
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Molecular insights into the RNA world.
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Protein-RNA recognition.
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10333743 T.Hermann, and E.Westhof (1998).
Saccharide-RNA recognition.
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9914252 W.G.Scott (1998).
RNA catalysis.
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