DSSR-derived G-quadruplex features in PDB entry 2jsm
- Monomeric human telomere DNA tetraplex with 3+1 strand fold topology, two edgewise loops and double-chain reversal loop, NMR, 10 structures, form 1 natural
- Phan, A.T., Kuryavyi, V., Luu, K.N., Patel, D.J.: (2007) "Structure of two intramolecular G-quadruplexes formed by natural human telomere sequences in K+ solution." Nucleic Acids Res., 35, 6517-6525.
- Intramolecular G-quadruplexes formed by human telomere sequences are attractive anticancer targets. Recently, four-repeat human telomere sequences have been shown to form two different intramolecular (3 + 1) G-quadruplexes in K(+) solution (Form 1 and Form 2). Here we report on the solution structures of both Form 1 and Form 2 adopted by natural human telomere sequences. Both structures contain the (3 + 1) G-tetrad core with one double-chain-reversal and two edgewise loops, but differ in the successive order of loop arrangements within the G-quadruplex scaffold. Our results provide the structural details at the two ends of the G-tetrad core in the context of natural sequences and information on different loop conformations. This structural information might be important for our understanding of telomere G-quadruplex structures and for anticancer drug design targeted to such scaffolds.
- G4 notes
- 3 G-tetrads, 1 G4 helix, 1 G4 stem · 3(-P-Lw-Ln), hybrid-1(3+1), UUDU
1 glyco-bond=ss-s groove=-wn- planarity=0.124 type=planar nts=4 GGGG A.DG3,A.DG9,A.DG17,A.DG21 2 glyco-bond=--s- groove=-wn- planarity=0.044 type=planar nts=4 GGGG A.DG4,A.DG10,A.DG16,A.DG22 3 glyco-bond=--s- groove=-wn- planarity=0.088 type=planar nts=4 GGGG A.DG5,A.DG11,A.DG15,A.DG23
In DSSR, a G4-helix is defined by stacking interactions of G-tetrads, regardless of backbone connectivity, and may contain more than one G4-stem.
Helix#1, 3 G-tetrad layers, INTRA-molecular, with 1 stem
In DSSR, a G4-stem is defined as a G4-helix with backbone connectivity. Bulges are also allowed along each of the four strands.