1DOV

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF THE ALPHA-CATENIN DIMERIZATION DOMAIN


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.218 

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Literature

Structure of the dimerization and beta-catenin-binding region of alpha-catenin.

Pokutta, S.Weis, W.I.

(2000) Mol Cell 5: 533-543

  • DOI: 10.1016/s1097-2765(00)80447-5
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1DOW, 1DOV

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In adherens junctions, alpha-catenin links the cadherin-beta-catenin complex to the actin-based cytoskeleton. alpha-catenin is a homodimer in solution, but forms a 1:1 heterodimer with beta-catenin. The crystal structure of the alpha-catenin dimerization ...

    In adherens junctions, alpha-catenin links the cadherin-beta-catenin complex to the actin-based cytoskeleton. alpha-catenin is a homodimer in solution, but forms a 1:1 heterodimer with beta-catenin. The crystal structure of the alpha-catenin dimerization domain, residues 82-279, shows that alpha-catenin dimerizes through formation of a four-helix bundle in which two antiparallel helices are contributed by each protomer. A slightly larger fragment, comprising residues 57-264, binds to beta-catenin. A chimera consisting of the alpha-catenin-binding region of beta-catenin linked to the amino terminus of alpha-catenin 57-264 behaves as a monomer in solution, as expected, since beta-catenin binding disrupts the alpha-catenin dimer. The crystal structure of this chimera reveals the interaction between alpha- and beta-catenin, and provides a basis for understanding adherens junction assembly.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ALPHA-CATENIN A181Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Ctnna1Catna1
Find proteins for P26231 (Mus musculus)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P26231
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.263 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.218 
  • Space Group: H 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 136.46α = 90
b = 136.46β = 90
c = 118.17γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DMmodel building
CNSrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
CCP4data scaling
DMphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2000-07-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Derived calculations, Version format compliance