1QGR

STRUCTURE OF IMPORTIN BETA BOUND TO THE IBB DOMAIN OF IMPORTIN ALPHA (II CRYSTAL FORM, GROWN AT LOW PH)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.285 
  • R-Value Work: 0.235 

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Literature

Structure of importin-beta bound to the IBB domain of importin-alpha.

Cingolani, G.Petosa, C.Weis, K.Muller, C.W.

(1999) Nature 399: 221-229

  • DOI: 10.1038/20367
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1QGK, 1QGR

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Cytosolic proteins bearing a classical nuclear localization signal enter the nucleus bound to a heterodimer of importin-alpha and importin-beta (also called karyopherin-alpha and -beta). The formation of this heterodimer involves the importin-beta-binding (IBB) domain of importin-alpha, a highly basic amino-terminal region of roughly 40 amino-acid residues ...

    Cytosolic proteins bearing a classical nuclear localization signal enter the nucleus bound to a heterodimer of importin-alpha and importin-beta (also called karyopherin-alpha and -beta). The formation of this heterodimer involves the importin-beta-binding (IBB) domain of importin-alpha, a highly basic amino-terminal region of roughly 40 amino-acid residues. Here we report the crystal structure of human importin-beta bound to the IBB domain of importin-alpha, determined at 2.5 A and 2.3 A resolution in two crystal forms. Importin-beta consists of 19 tandemly repeated HEAT motifs and wraps intimately around the IBB domain. The association involves two separate regions of importin-beta, recognizing structurally distinct parts of the IBB domain: an amino-terminal extended moiety and a carboxy-terminal helix. The structure indicates that significant conformational changes occur when importin-beta binds or releases the IBB domain domain and suggests how dissociation of the importin-alpha/beta heterodimer may be achieved upon nuclear entry.


    Organizational Affiliation

    European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Grenoble Outstation, France.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
PROTEIN (IMPORTIN BETA SUBUNIT) A876Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: KPNB1NTF97
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Entity ID: 2
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PROTEIN (IMPORTIN ALPHA-2 SUBUNIT) B27N/AMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.285 
  • R-Value Work: 0.235 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 57.896α = 90
b = 101.167β = 87.86
c = 83.831γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 1999-05-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-26
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance