1EJ5

SOLUTION STRUCTURE OF THE AUTOINHIBITED CONFORMATION OF WASP


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the least restraint violations 

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Literature

Autoinhibition and activation mechanisms of the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein.

Kim, A.S.Kakalis, L.T.Abdul-Manan, N.Liu, G.A.Rosen, M.K.

(2000) Nature 404: 151-158

  • DOI: 10.1038/35004513

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The Rho-family GTPase, Cdc42, can regulate the actin cytoskeleton through activation of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) family members. Activation relieves an autoinhibitory contact between the GTPase-binding domain and the carboxy-terminal r ...

    The Rho-family GTPase, Cdc42, can regulate the actin cytoskeleton through activation of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) family members. Activation relieves an autoinhibitory contact between the GTPase-binding domain and the carboxy-terminal region of WASP proteins. Here we report the autoinhibited structure of the GTPase-binding domain of WASP, which can be induced by the C-terminal region or by organic co-solvents. In the autoinhibited complex, intramolecular interactions with the GTPase-binding domain occlude residues of the C terminus that regulate the Arp2/3 actin-nucleating complex. Binding of Cdc42 to the GTPase-binding domain causes a dramatic conformational change, resulting in disruption of the hydrophobic core and release of the C terminus, enabling its interaction with the actin regulatory machinery. These data show that 'intrinsically unstructured' peptides such as the GTPase-binding domain of WASP can be induced into distinct structural and functional states depending on context.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
WISKOTT-ALDRICH SYNDROME PROTEIN
A
107Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: WAS (IMD2)
Find proteins for P42768 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: WAS
Go to UniProtKB:  P42768
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the least restraint violations 
  • Olderado: 1EJ5 Olderado

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2000-04-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance