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2VN2: Crystal Structure Of The N-Terminal Domain Of Dnad Protein From Geobacillus Kaustophilus Hta426
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2008) 375 p.220-224
The DnaD is one of the primosomal proteins that are required for initiation and re-initiation of chromosomal DNA replication in Gram-positive bacteria. The DnaD protein is composed of two major structural domains: an N-terminal oligomerization domain and a C-terminal ssDNA binding domain. Here, we report the crystal structure of the N-terminal domain (aa 1-128) of DnaD (DnaDn) of Geobacillus kaustophilus HTA426 at 2.3A resolution. The structure of DnaDn reveals an extended winged-helix fold, a typical double-stranded DNA binding motif as winged-helix proteins. DnaDn formed tetramers in the crystalline state, but the results of gel filtration chromatography further indicated that this domain of DnaD was a stable dimer in solution. The structural analysis of DnaDn may suggest the binding sites for DNA and DnaB, and an assembly mechanism for Gram-positive bacterial DNA replication primosome.