1JI9

Solution structure of the alpha-domain of mouse metallothionein-3


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 50 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: Minimized average structure 

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Literature

Three-dimensional structure and dynamics of a brain specific growth inhibitory factor: metallothionein-3.

Oz, G.Zangger, K.Armitage, I.M.

(2001) Biochemistry 40: 11433-11441


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The brain specific member of the metallothionein (MT) family of proteins, metallothionein-3, inhibits the growth and survival of neurons, in contrast to the ubiquitous mammalian MT isoforms, MT-1 and MT-2, that are found in most tissues and are thoug ...

    The brain specific member of the metallothionein (MT) family of proteins, metallothionein-3, inhibits the growth and survival of neurons, in contrast to the ubiquitous mammalian MT isoforms, MT-1 and MT-2, that are found in most tissues and are thought to function in metal ion homeostasis and detoxification. Solution NMR was utilized to determine the structural and dynamic differences of MT-3 from MT-1 and 2. The high-resolution solution structure of the C-terminal alpha-domain of recombinant mouse MT-3 revealed a tertiary fold very similar to MT-1 and 2, except for a loop that accommodates an acidic insertion relative to these isoforms. This loop was distinguished from the rest of the domain by dynamics of the backbone on the nano- to picosecond time-scale shown by (15)N relaxation studies and was identified as a possible interaction site with other proteins. The N-terminal beta-domain contains the region responsible for the growth inhibitory activity, a CPCP tetrapeptide close to the N-terminus. Because of exchange broadening of a large number of the NMR signals from this domain, homology modeling was utilized to calculate models for the beta-domain and suggested that while the backbone fold of the MT-3 beta-domain is identical to MT-1 and 2, the second proline responsible for the activity, Pro9, may show structural heterogeneity. (15)N relaxation analyses implied fast internal motions for the beta-domain. On the basis of these observations, we conclude that the growth inhibitory activity exhibited by MT-3 is a result of a combination of local structural differences and global dynamics in the beta-domain.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
METALLOTHIONEIN-III
A
37Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Mt3
Find proteins for P28184 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P28184
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CD
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A
CADMIUM ION
Cd
WLZRMCYVCSSEQC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 50 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: Minimized average structure 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2001-10-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance