1EJY

MOUSE IMPORTIN ALPHA-NUCLEOPLASMIN NLS PEPTIDE COMPLEX


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.268 
  • R-Value Work: 0.223 

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Literature

Structural basis of recognition of monopartite and bipartite nuclear localization sequences by mammalian importin-alpha.

Fontes, M.R.Teh, T.Kobe, B.

(2000) J.Mol.Biol. 297: 1183-1194

  • DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.2000.3642
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1EJL

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Importin-alpha is the nuclear import receptor that recognizes cargo proteins which contain classical monopartite and bipartite nuclear localization sequences (NLSs), and facilitates their transport into the nucleus. To determine the structural basis ...

    Importin-alpha is the nuclear import receptor that recognizes cargo proteins which contain classical monopartite and bipartite nuclear localization sequences (NLSs), and facilitates their transport into the nucleus. To determine the structural basis of the recognition of the two classes of NLSs by mammalian importin-alpha, we co-crystallized an N-terminally truncated mouse receptor protein with peptides corresponding to the monopartite NLS from the simian virus 40 (SV40) large T-antigen, and the bipartite NLS from nucleoplasmin. We show that the monopartite SV40 large T-antigen NLS binds to two binding sites on the receptor, similar to what was observed in yeast importin-alpha. The nucleoplasmin NLS-importin-alpha complex shows, for the first time, the mode of binding of bipartite NLSs to the receptor. The two basic clusters in the NLS occupy the two binding sites used by the monopartite NLS, while the sequence linking the two basic clusters is poorly ordered, consistent with its tolerance to mutations. The structures explain the structural basis for binding of diverse NLSs to the sole receptor protein.


    Related Citations: 
    • Autoinhibition by an Internal Nuclear Localization Signal Reveled by the Crystal Structure of Mammalian Importin Alpha
      Kobe, B.
      (1999) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 6: 388


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Laboratory, St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
NUCLEOPLASMIN NLS PEPTIDE
N
16Xenopus laevisN/A
Find proteins for P05221 (Xenopus laevis)
Go to UniProtKB:  P05221
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
IMPORTIN ALPHA
I
460Mus musculusGene Names: Kpna2 (Rch1)
Find proteins for P52293 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P52293
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.268 
  • R-Value Work: 0.223 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 78.901α = 90.00
b = 89.828β = 90.00
c = 99.903γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2000-04-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance