Summary: Segregation and condensation complex subunit ScpB
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Condensin Edit Wikipedia article
Many eukaryotic cells possess two different types of condensin complexes, known as condensin I and condensin II, each of which is composed of five subunits. Condensins I and II share the same pair of core subunits, SMC2 and SMC4, both belonging to a large family of chromosomal ATPases, known as SMC proteins (SMC stands for Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes). Each of the complexes contains a distinct set of non-SMC regulatory subunits (a kleisin subunit and a pair of HEAT-repeat subunits). The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans possesses a third complex (closely related to condensin I) that participates in chromosome-wide gene regulation, i.e., dosage compensation. In this complex, known as condensin IDC, the authentic SMC4 subunit is replaced with its variant, DPY-27.
|Complex||Subunit||Classification||S. cerevisiae||S. pombe||C. elegans||D. melanogaster||Vertebrates (human genes)|
|condensin I & II||SMC2||ATPase||Smc2||Cut14||MIX-1||DmSmc2||CAP-E (SMC2)|
|condensin I & II||SMC4||ATPase||Smc4||Cut3||SMC-4||DmSmc4||CAP-C (SMC4)|
|condensin I||CAP-D2||HEAT||Ycs4||Cnd1||DPY-28||CG1911||CAP-D2 (NCAPD2)|
|condensin I||CAP-G||HEAT||Ycg1||Cnd3||CAP-G1||cap-g||CAP-G (NCAPG)|
|condensin I||CAP-H||kleisin||Brn1||Cnd2||DPY-26||barren||CAP-H (NCAPH)|
|condensin II||CAP-D3||HEAT||-||-||HCP-6||CG31989||CAP-D3 (NCAPD3)|
|condensin II||CAP-G2||HEAT||-||-||CAP-G2||-?||CAP-G2 (NCAPG2)|
|condensin II||CAP-H2||kleisin||-||-||KLE-2||CG14685||CAP-H2 (NCAPH2)|
|condensin IDC||SMC4 variant||ATPase||-||-||DPY-27||-||-|
The structure and function of condensin I are conserved from yeast to humans, but yeast has no condensin II. There is no apparent relationship between the occurrence of condensin II and the size of eukaryotic genomes. In fact, the primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae has both condensins I and II although its genome size is small and comparable to that of yeast.
Prokaryotic species also have condensin-like complexes that play an important role in chromosome organization and segregation. The prokaryotic condensins can be classified into two types: SMC-ScpAB and MukBEF. Many eubacterial and archaeal species have SMC-ScpAB, whereas a subgroup of eubacteria (known as gamma-proteobacteria) has MukBEF. ScpA and MukF belong to a family of proteins called "kleisins", whereas ScpB and MukF have recently been classified into a new family of proteins named "kite".
Purified condensin I introduces positive superhelical tension into double-stranded DNA in an ATP-hydrolysis-dependent manner. It also displays a DNA-stimulated ATPase activity in vitro. An SMC2-SMC4 dimer has an ability to reanneal complementary single-stranded DNA. This activity does not require ATP.
SMC dimers that act as the core subunits of condensins display a highly unique V-shape (see SMC proteins for details). The holocomplex of condensin I has been visualized by electron microscopy.
In human tissue culture cells, the two condensin complexes are regulated differently during the cell cycle. Condensin II is present within the cell nucleus during interphase and is involved in an early stage of chromosome condensation within the prophase nucleus. On the other hand, condensin I is present in the cytoplasm during interphase, and gains access to chromosomes only after the nuclear envelope breaks down at the end of prophase. During prometaphase and metaphase, both condensin I and condensin II contribute to the assembly of condensed chromosomes, in which two sister chromatids are fully resolved. The two complexes apparently stay associated with chromosomes after the sister chromatids separate from each other in anaphase. At least one of the subunits of condensin I is known to be a direct target of a cyclin-dependent kinase (Cdk).
Chromosomal functions outside of mitosis
Recent studies have shown that condensins participate in a wide variety of chromosome functions outside of mitosis or meiosis. In budding yeast, for instance, condensin I (the sole condensin in this organism) is involved in copy number regulation of the rDNA repeat as well as in clustering of the tRNA genes. In Drosophila, condensin II subunits contribute to the dissolution of polytene chromosomes and the formation of chromosome territories in ovarian nurse cells. Evidence is also available that they negatively regulate transvection in diploid cells. In A. thaliana, condensin II is essential for tolerance of excess boron stress, possibly by alleviating DNA damage. It has been shown that, in human cells, condensin II’s contribution to resolving sister chromatids initiates as early as in S phase.
Eukaryotic cells have two additional classes of SMC protein complexes. Cohesin contains SMC1 and SMC3 and is involved in sister chromatid cohesion. The SMC5/6 complex contains SMC5 and SMC6 and is implicated in recombinational repair.
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Segregation and condensation complex subunit ScpB Provide feedback
This is a family of prokaryotic proteins that form one of the subunits, ScpB, of the segregation and condensation complex, condensin, that plays a key role in the maintenance of the chromosome. In prokaryotes the complex consists of three proteins, SMC, ScpA (kleisin) and ScpB. ScpB dimerises and binds to ScpA. As originally predicted, ScpB is structurally a winged-helix at both its N- and C-terminal halves. IN Bacillus subtilis,one Smc dimer is bridged by a single ScpAB to generate asymmetric tripartite rings analogous to eukaryotic SMC complex ring-shaped assemblies [1,2].
Burmann F, Shin HC, Basquin J, Soh YM, Gimenez-Oya V, Kim YG, Oh BH, Gruber S;, Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2013;20:371-379.: An asymmetric SMC-kleisin bridge in prokaryotic condensin. PUBMED:23353789 EPMC:23353789
Kamada K, Miyata M, Hirano T;, Structure. 2013;21:581-594.: Molecular basis of SMC ATPase activation: role of internal structural changes of the regulatory subcomplex ScpAB. PUBMED:23541893 EPMC:23541893
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InterPro entry IPR005234
This family represents ScpB, which along with ScpA (INTERPRO) interacts with SMC in vivo forming a complex that is required for chromosome condensation and segregation [PUBMED:12065423, PUBMED:12897137]. The SMC-Scp complex appears to be similar to the MukB-MukE-Muk-F complex in Escherichia coli [PUBMED:10545099], where MukB (INTERPRO) is the homologue of SMC. ScpA and ScpB have little sequence similarity to MukE (INTERPRO) or MukF (INTERPRO), they are predicted to be structurally similar, being predominantly alpha-helical with coiled coil regions.
In general scpA and scpB form an operon in most bacterial genomes. Flanking genes are highly variable suggesting that the operon has moved throughout evolution. Bacteria containing an smc gene also contain scpA or scpB but not necessarily both. An exception is found in Deinococcus radiodurans, which contains scpB but neither smc nor scpA. In the archaea the gene order SMC-ScpA is conserved in nearly all species, as is the very short distance between the two genes, indicating co-transcription of the both in different archaeal genera and arguing that interaction of the gene products is not confined to the homologues in Bacillus subtilis. It would seem probable that, in light of all the studies, SMC, ScpA and ScpB proteins or homologues act together in chromosome condensation and segregation in all prokaryotes [PUBMED:12100548].
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|Biological process||chromosome separation (GO:0051304)|
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Some species in the taxonomic tree may not have one or more of the main eight levels that we display. For example, Bos taurus is not assigned an order in the NCBI taxonomic tree. In such cases we mark the omitted level with, for example, "No order", in both the tooltip and the lineage summary.
Unmapped species names
The tree is built by looking at each sequence in the full alignment for the family. We take the name of the species given by UniProt and try to map that to the full taxonomic tree from NCBI. In some cases, the name chosen by UniProt does not map to any node in the NCBI tree, perhaps because the chosen name is listed as a synonym or a misspelling in the NCBI taxonomy.
So that these nodes are not simply omitted from the sunburst tree, we group them together in a separate branch (or segment of the sunburst tree). Since we cannot determine the lineage for these unmapped species, we show all levels between the superkingdom and the species as "uncategorised".
Since we reduce the species tree to only the eight main taxonomic levels, sequences that are mapped to the sub-species level in the tree would not normally be shown. Rather than leave out these species, we map them instead to their parent species. So, for example, for sequences belonging to one of the Vibrio cholerae sub-species in the NCBI taxonomy, we show them instead as belonging to the species Vibrio cholerae.
Too many species/sequences
For large species trees, you may see blank regions in the outer layers of the sunburst. These occur when there are large numbers of arcs to be drawn in a small space. If an arc is less than approximately one pixel wide, it will not be drawn and the space will be left blank. You may still be able to get some information about the species in that region by moving your mouse across the area, but since each arc will be very small, it will be difficult to accurately locate a particular species.
The tree shows the occurrence of this domain across different species. More...
We show the species tree in one of two ways. For smaller trees we try to show an interactive representation, which allows you to select specific nodes in the tree and view them as an alignment or as a set of Pfam domain graphics.
Unfortunately we have found that there are problems viewing the interactive tree when the it becomes larger than a certain limit. Furthermore, we have found that Internet Explorer can become unresponsive when viewing some trees, regardless of their size. We therefore show a text representation of the species tree when the size is above a certain limit or if you are using Internet Explorer to view the site.
If you are using IE you can still load the interactive tree by clicking the "Generate interactive tree" button, but please be aware of the potential problems that the interactive species tree can cause.
For all of the domain matches in a full alignment, we count the number that are found on all sequences in the alignment. This total is shown in the purple box.
We also count the number of unique sequences on which each domain is found, which is shown in green. Note that a domain may appear multiple times on the same sequence, leading to the difference between these two numbers.
Finally, we group sequences from the same organism according to the NCBI code that is assigned by UniProt, allowing us to count the number of distinct sequences on which the domain is found. This value is shown in the pink boxes.
We use the NCBI species tree to group organisms according to their taxonomy and this forms the structure of the displayed tree. Note that in some cases the trees are too large (have too many nodes) to allow us to build an interactive tree, but in most cases you can still view the tree in a plain text, non-interactive representation. Those species which are represented in the seed alignment for this domain are highlighted.
You can use the tree controls to manipulate how the interactive tree is displayed:
- show/hide the summary boxes
- highlight species that are represented in the seed alignment
- expand/collapse the tree or expand it to a given depth
- select a sub-tree or a set of species within the tree and view them graphically or as an alignment
- save a plain text representation of the tree
Please note: for large trees this can take some time. While the tree is loading, you can safely switch away from this tab but if you browse away from the family page entirely, the tree will not be loaded.
There are 2 interactions for this family. More...
We determine these interactions using iPfam, which considers the interactions between residues in three-dimensional protein structures and maps those interactions back to Pfam families. You can find more information about the iPfam algorithm in the journal article that accompanies the website.
For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the SMC_ScpB domain has been found. There are 13 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein seqence.
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