3G36: Crystal Structure Of The Human Dpy-30-Like C-Terminal Domain

The conserved DPY-30 is an essential component of the dosage compensation complex that balances the X-linked gene expression by regulation of the complex formation in Caenorhabditis elegans. The human DPY-30-like protein (DPY-30L) homolog is a conserved member of certain histone methyltransferase (HMT) complexes. In the human MLL1 (mixed-lineage leukemia-1) HMT complex, DPY-30L binds to the BRE2 homolog ASH2L in order to regulate histone 3-lysine 4 trimethylation. We have determined the 1.2-A crystal structure of the human DPY-30L C-terminal domain (DPY-30L(C)). The DPY-30L(C) structure, harboring the conserved DPY-30 motif, is composed of two alpha-helices linked by a sharp loop and forms a typical X-type four-helix bundle required for dimer formation. DPY-30L(C) dimer formation is largely mediated by an extensive hydrophobic interface with some additional polar interactions. The oligomerization of DPY-30L(C) in solution, together with its reported binding to ASH2L, leads us to propose that the hydrophobic surface of the dimer may provide a platform for interaction with ASH2L in the MLL1 HMT complex.
PDB ID: 3G36Download
MMDB ID: 74968
PDB Deposition Date: 2009/2/2
Updated in MMDB: 2012/09
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.2  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 3G36: dimeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 3G36
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (2 molecules)
Protein Dpy-30 Homolog(Gene symbol: DPY30)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (4 molecules)
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