1H4R

Crystal Structure of the FERM domain of Merlin, the Neurofibromatosis 2 Tumor Suppressor Protein.


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 

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Literature

The Structure of the Ferm Domain of Merlin, the Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Gene Product.

Kang, B.S.Cooper, D.R.Devedjiev, Y.Derewenda, U.Derewenda, Z.S.

(2002) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.D 58: 381


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Neurofibromatosis type 2 is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by central nervous system tumors. The cause of the disease has been traced to mutations in the gene coding for a protein that is alternately called merlin or schwannomin and is ...

    Neurofibromatosis type 2 is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by central nervous system tumors. The cause of the disease has been traced to mutations in the gene coding for a protein that is alternately called merlin or schwannomin and is a member of the ERM family (ezrin, radixin and moesin). The ERM proteins link the cytoskeleton to the cell membrane either directly through integral membrane proteins or indirectly through membrane-associated proteins. In this paper, the expression, purification, crystallization and crystal structure of the N-terminal domain of merlin are described. The crystals exhibit the symmetry of space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), with two molecules in the asymmetric unit. The recorded diffraction pattern extends to 1.8A resolution. The structure was solved by the molecular-replacement method and the model was refined to a conventional R value of 19.3% (R(free) = 22.7%). The N-terminal domain of merlin closely resembles those described for the corresponding domains in moesin and radixin and exhibits a cloverleaf architecture with three distinct subdomains. The structure allows a better rationalization of the impact of selected disease-causing mutations on the integrity of the protein.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0736, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
MERLIN
A, B
314Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NF2 (SCH)
Find proteins for P35240 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: NF2
Go to UniProtKB:  P35240
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
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A, B
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.193 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 87.018α = 90.00
b = 89.328β = 90.00
c = 96.764γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-01-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance