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  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the least restraint violations 

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Light-activated rhodopsin induces structural binding motif in G protein alpha subunit.

Kisselev, O.G.Kao, J.Ponder, J.W.Fann, Y.C.Gautam, N.Marshall, G.R.

(1998) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95: 4270-4275

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.95.8.4270
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    A large superfamily of transmembrane receptors control cellular responses to diverse extracellular signals by catalyzing activation of specific types of heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins. How these receptors recognize and promote nucleotide exchange on G protein alpha subunits to initiate signal amplification is unknown. The three-dimensional structure of the transducin (Gt) alpha subunit C-terminal undecapeptide Gtalpha(340-350) IKENLKDCGLF was determined by transferred nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy while it was bound to photoexcited rhodopsin. Light activation of rhodopsin causes a dramatic shift from a disordered conformation of Gtalpha(340-350) to a binding motif with a helical turn followed by an open reverse turn centered at Gly-348, a helix-terminating C capping motif of an alphaL type. Docking of the NMR structure to the GDP-bound x-ray structure of Gt reveals that photoexcited rhodopsin promotes the formation of a continuous helix over residues 325-346 terminated by the C-terminal helical cap with a unique cluster of crucial hydrophobic side chains. A molecular mechanism by which activated receptors can control G proteins through reversible conformational changes at the receptor-G protein interface is demonstrated.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Institute for Biomedical Computing, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.


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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the least restraint violations 

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  • Version 1.0: 1998-07-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2021-10-27
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Experimental preparation, Other
  • Version 1.4: 2024-05-22
    Changes: Data collection