1SJ7

Crystal Structure of Talin Rod 482-655


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.286 
  • R-Value Work: 0.241 

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Literature

Activation of a vinculin-binding site in the talin rod involves rearrangement of a five-helix bundle

Papagrigoriou, E.Gingras, A.R.Barsukov, I.L.Bate, N.Fillingham, I.J.Patel, B.Frank, R.Ziegler, W.H.Roberts, G.C.Critchley, D.R.Emsley, J.

(2004) EMBO J 23: 2942-2951

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7600285
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1SJ8, 1SJ7, 1T01

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The interaction between the cytoskeletal proteins talin and vinculin plays a key role in integrin-mediated cell adhesion and migration. We have determined the crystal structures of two domains from the talin rod spanning residues 482-789. Talin 482-655, ...

    The interaction between the cytoskeletal proteins talin and vinculin plays a key role in integrin-mediated cell adhesion and migration. We have determined the crystal structures of two domains from the talin rod spanning residues 482-789. Talin 482-655, which contains a vinculin-binding site (VBS), folds into a five-helix bundle whereas talin 656-789 is a four-helix bundle. We show that the VBS is composed of a hydrophobic surface spanning five turns of helix 4. All the key side chains from the VBS are buried and contribute to the hydrophobic core of the talin 482-655 fold. We demonstrate that the talin 482-655 five-helix bundle represents an inactive conformation, and mutations that disrupt the hydrophobic core or deletion of helix 5 are required to induce an active conformation in which the VBS is exposed. We also report the crystal structure of the N-terminal vinculin head domain in complex with an activated form of talin. Activation of the VBS in talin and the recruitment of vinculin may support the maturation of small integrin/talin complexes into more stable adhesions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Talin 1 ABC174Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Tln1Tln
Find proteins for P26039 (Mus musculus)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P26039
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.286 
  • R-Value Work: 0.241 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 95.662α = 90
b = 95.662β = 90
c = 115.215γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SOLVEphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-08-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance