1PJN

Mouse Importin alpha-bipartite NLS N1N2 from Xenopus laevis phosphoprotein Complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.233 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 

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Literature

Structural basis for the specificity of bipartite nuclear localization sequence binding by importin-alpha

Fontes, M.R.M.Teh, T.Jans, D.Brinkworth, R.I.Kobe, B.

(2003) J.Biol.Chem. 278: 27981-27987

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M303275200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1PJM

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Importin-alpha is the nuclear import receptor that recognizes cargo proteins carrying conventional basic monopartite and bipartite nuclear localization sequences (NLSs) and facilitates their transport into the nucleus. Bipartite NLSs contain two clus ...

    Importin-alpha is the nuclear import receptor that recognizes cargo proteins carrying conventional basic monopartite and bipartite nuclear localization sequences (NLSs) and facilitates their transport into the nucleus. Bipartite NLSs contain two clusters of basic residues, connected by linkers of variable lengths. To determine the structural basis of the recognition of diverse bipartite NLSs by mammalian importin-alpha, we co-crystallized a non-autoinhibited mouse receptor protein with peptides corresponding to the NLSs from human retinoblastoma protein and Xenopus laevis phosphoprotein N1N2, containing diverse sequences and lengths of the linker. We show that the basic clusters interact analogously in both NLSs, but the linker sequences adopt different conformations, whereas both make specific contacts with the receptor. The available data allow us to draw general conclusions about the specificity of NLS binding by importin-alpha and facilitate an improved definition of the consensus sequence of a conventional basic/bipartite NLS (KRX10-12KRRK) that can be used to identify novel nuclear proteins.


    Related Citations: 
    • Biophysical Characterization of Interactions Involving Impostin-alpha during Nuclear Import
      Catimel, B.,Teh, T.,Fontes, M.R.M.,Jennings, I.G.,Jans, D.,Howlett, G.J.,Nice, E.C.,Kobe, B.
      (2001) J.Biol.Chem. 276: 34189
    • Structural basis of recognition of monopartite and bipartite nuclear localization sequences by mammalian importin-alpha
      Fontes, M.R.M.,Teh, T.,Kobe, B.
      (2000) J.Mol.Biol. 297: 1183
    • 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
Histone-binding protein N1/N2
A
21Xenopus laevisN/A
Find proteins for P06180 (Xenopus laevis)
Go to UniProtKB:  P06180
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Importin alpha-2 subunit
B
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: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.233 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 78.920α = 90.00
b = 89.769β = 90.00
c = 101.042γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
CNSphasing
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-08-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance