The tetramerization domain of the Mnt repressor consists of two right-handed coiled coils.Nooren, I.M., Kaptein, R., Sauer, R.T., Boelens, R.
(1999) Nat Struct Biol 6: 755-759
- PubMed: 10426954
- DOI: 10.1038/11531
- Structures With Same Primary Citation
- PubMed Abstract:
- NMR structure determination of the tetramerization domain of the Mnt repressor: An asymmetric alpha-helical assembly in slow exchange.
Nooren, I.M., George, A.V., Kaptein, R., Sauer, R.T., Boelens, R.
(1999) J Biomol NMR 15: 39
- Structure and dynamics of the tetrameric mnt repressor and a model for its DNA complex.
Nooren, I.M., Folkers, G.E., Kaptein, R., Sauer, R.T., Boelens, R.
(2000) J Biomol Struct Dyn 17 Suppl 1: 113
- Domains of Mnt repressor: roles in tetramer formation, protein stability, and operator DNA binding.
Waldburger, C.D., Sauer, R.T.
(1995) Biochemistry 34: 13109
The tetrameric Mnt repressor is involved in the genetic switch between the lysogenic and lytic growth of Salmonella bacteriophage P22. The solution structure of its C-terminal tetramerization domain, which holds together the two dimeric DNA-binding d ...
The tetrameric Mnt repressor is involved in the genetic switch between the lysogenic and lytic growth of Salmonella bacteriophage P22. The solution structure of its C-terminal tetramerization domain, which holds together the two dimeric DNA-binding domains, has been determined by NMR spectroscopy. This structure reveals an assembly of four alpha-helical subunits, consisting of a dimer of two antiparallel coiled coils with a unique right-handed twist. The superhelical winding is considerably stronger and the interhelical separation closer than those found in the well-known left-handed coiled coils in fibrous proteins and leucine zippers. An unusual asymmetry arises between the two monomers that comprise one right-handed coiled coil. A difference in the packing to the adjacent monomer of the other coiled coil occurs with an offset of two helical turns. The two asymmetric monomers within each coiled coil interconvert on a time scale of seconds. Both with respect to symmetry and handedness of helical packing, the C2 symmetric four-helix bundle of Mnt differs from other oligomerization domains that assemble DNA-binding modules, such as that in the tumor suppressor p53 and the E. coli lac repressor.
Department of NMR Spectroscopy, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands.