PMID: 12842472 , Related PDB id: 1H3Z
Authors:
Slater LM, Allen MD, Bycroft M
Title:
Structural variation in PWWP domains.
Journal:
J Mol Biol. 2003 Jul 11;330(3):571-6.
Abstract:
The PWWP domain is a ubiquitous eukaryotic protein module characterised by a region of sequence similarity of approximately 80 amino acids containing a highly conserved PWWP motif. It is frequently found in proteins associated with chromatin. We have determined the structure of a PWWP domain from the S. pombe protein SPBC215.07c using NMR spectroscopy. The structure is composed of a five stranded beta barrel followed by two alpha helices. Comparison to the recently reported structure of a homologous domain from the mammalian DNA methyltransferase Dnmt3b reveals substantial differences both in the C-terminal helical region and in the PWWP motif.