1L7C

alpha-catenin fragment, residues 385-651


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.273 
  • R-Value Work: 0.238 

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Literature

Biochemical and structural definition of the l-afadin- and actin-binding sites of alpha-catenin.

Pokutta, S.Drees, F.Takai, Y.Nelson, W.J.Weis, W.I.

(2002) J.Biol.Chem. 277: 18868-18874

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M201463200

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • alpha-Catenin is an integral component of adherens junctions, where it links cadherins to the actin cytoskeleton. alpha-Catenin is also required for the colocalization of the nectin/afadin/ponsin adhesion system to adherens junctions, and it specific ...

    alpha-Catenin is an integral component of adherens junctions, where it links cadherins to the actin cytoskeleton. alpha-Catenin is also required for the colocalization of the nectin/afadin/ponsin adhesion system to adherens junctions, and it specifically associates with the nectin-binding protein afadin. A proteolytic fragment of alpha-catenin, residues 385-651, contains the afadin-binding site. The three-dimensional structure of this fragment comprises two side-by-side four-helix bundles, both of which are required for afadin binding. The alpha-catenin fragment 385-651 binds afadin more strongly than the full-length protein, suggesting that the full-length protein harbors a cryptic binding site for afadin. Comparison of the alpha-catenin 385-651 structure with the recently solved structure of the alpha-catenin M-fragment (Yang, J., Dokurno, P., Tonks, N. K., and Barford, D. (2001) EMBO J. 20, 3645-3656) reveals a surprising flexibility in the orientation of the two four-helix bundles. alpha-Catenin and the actin-binding protein vinculin share sequence and most likely structural similarity within their actin-binding domains. Despite this homology, actin binding requires additional sequences adjacent to this region.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Alpha E-catenin
A, B, C
269Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Ctnna1 (Catna1)
Find proteins for P26231 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P26231
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B, C
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.273 
  • R-Value Work: 0.238 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 64.780α = 90.00
b = 105.290β = 90.00
c = 123.910γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSphasing
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-06-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance