4ICU

Ubiquitin-like domain of human tubulin folding cofactor E - crystal from A


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.204 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.207 

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Literature

The structure of the complex between alpha-tubulin, TBCE and TBCB reveals a tubulin dimer dissociation mechanism.

Serna, M.Carranza, G.Martin-Benito, J.Janowski, R.Canals, A.Coll, M.Zabala, J.C.Valpuesta, J.M.

(2015) J Cell Sci 128: 1824-1834

  • DOI: 10.1242/jcs.167387
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4ICV, 4ICU

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Tubulin proteostasis is regulated by a group of molecular chaperones termed tubulin cofactors (TBC). Whereas tubulin heterodimer formation is well-characterized biochemically, its dissociation pathway is not clearly understood. Here, we carried out biochemical assays to dissect the role of the human TBCE and TBCB chaperones in α-tubulin-β-tubulin dissociation ...

    Tubulin proteostasis is regulated by a group of molecular chaperones termed tubulin cofactors (TBC). Whereas tubulin heterodimer formation is well-characterized biochemically, its dissociation pathway is not clearly understood. Here, we carried out biochemical assays to dissect the role of the human TBCE and TBCB chaperones in α-tubulin-β-tubulin dissociation. We used electron microscopy and image processing to determine the three-dimensional structure of the human TBCE, TBCB and α-tubulin (αEB) complex, which is formed upon α-tubulin-β-tubulin heterodimer dissociation by the two chaperones. Docking the atomic structures of domains of these proteins, including the TBCE UBL domain, as we determined by X-ray crystallography, allowed description of the molecular architecture of the αEB complex. We found that heterodimer dissociation is an energy-independent process that takes place through a disruption of the α-tubulin-β-tubulin interface that is caused by a steric interaction between β-tubulin and the TBCE cytoskeleton-associated protein glycine-rich (CAP-Gly) and leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domains. The protruding arrangement of chaperone ubiquitin-like (UBL) domains in the αEB complex suggests that there is a direct interaction of this complex with the proteasome, thus mediating α-tubulin degradation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Departamento de Estructura de Macromoléculas, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB-CSIC), Madrid 28049, Spain juan.zabala@unican.es jmv@cnb.csic.es.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Tubulin-specific chaperone E ABCD85Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TBCE
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PHAROS:  Q15813
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.204 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.207 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 43.2α = 90
b = 60.11β = 90
c = 130.45γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DNAdata collection
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2014-06-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-06-22
    Changes: Database references