1RH8

Three-dimensional structure of the calcium-free Piccolo C2A-domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 1000 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

A conformational switch in the Piccolo C2A domain regulated by alternative splicing.

Garcia, J.Gerber, S.H.Sugita, S.Sudhof, T.C.Rizo, J.

(2004) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 11: 45-53

  • DOI: 10.1038/nsmb707

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • C2 domains are widespread Ca2+-binding modules. The active zone protein Piccolo (also known as Aczonin) contains an unusual C2A domain that exhibits a low affinity for Ca2+, a Ca2+-induced conformational change and Ca2+-dependent dimerization. We sho ...

    C2 domains are widespread Ca2+-binding modules. The active zone protein Piccolo (also known as Aczonin) contains an unusual C2A domain that exhibits a low affinity for Ca2+, a Ca2+-induced conformational change and Ca2+-dependent dimerization. We show here that removal of a nine-residue sequence by alternative splicing increases the Ca2+ affinity, abolishes the conformational change and abrogates dimerization of the Piccolo C2A domain. The NMR structure of the Ca2+-free long variant provides a structural basis for these different properties of the two splice forms, showing that the nine-residue sequence forms a beta-strand otherwise occupied by a nonspliced sequence. Consequently, Ca2+-binding to the long Piccolo C2A domain requires a marked rearrangement of secondary structure that cannot occur for the short variant. These results reveal a novel mechanism of action of C2 domains and uncover a structural principle that may underlie the alteration of protein function by short alternatively spliced sequences.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Piccolo protein
A
142Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Pclo
Find proteins for Q9JKS6 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9JKS6
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 1000 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
  • Olderado: 1RH8 Olderado

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-01-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance