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NMR structure of DFF-C domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 10 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Solution structure of the DFF-C domain of DFF45/ICAD. A structural basis for the regulation of apoptotic DNA fragmentation.

Fukushima, K.Kikuchi, J.Koshiba, S.Kigawa, T.Kuroda, Y.Yokoyama, S.

(2002) J.Mol.Biol. 321: 317-327

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1IYR

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • DFF45/ICAD has dual functions in the final stage of apoptosis, by acting as both a folding chaperone and a DNase inhibitor of DFF40/CAD. Here, we present the solution structure of the C-terminal domain of DFF45, which is essential for its chaperone-l ...

    DFF45/ICAD has dual functions in the final stage of apoptosis, by acting as both a folding chaperone and a DNase inhibitor of DFF40/CAD. Here, we present the solution structure of the C-terminal domain of DFF45, which is essential for its chaperone-like activity. The structure of this domain (DFF-C) consists of four alpha helices, which are folded in a novel helix-packing arrangement. The 3D structure reveals a large cluster of negatively charged residues on the molecular surface of DFF-C. This observation suggests that charge complementation plays an important role in the interaction of DFF-C with the positively charged catalytic domain of DFF40, and thus for the chaperone activity of DFF45. The structure of DFF-C also provides a rationale for the loss of the chaperone activity in DFF35, a short isoform of DFF45. Indeed, in DFF35, the amino acid sequence is truncated in the middle of the second alpha helix constituting the structure of DFF-C, and thus both the hydrophobic core and the cluster of negative charges are disrupted.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Protein Research Group, Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, 1-7-22, Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DNA fragmentation factor alpha subunit
A
62Homo sapiensGene Names: DFFA (DFF1, DFF45)
Find proteins for O00273 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: DFFA
Go to UniProtKB:  O00273
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 10 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-09-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance