1RGI

Crystal structure of gelsolin domains G1-G3 bound to actin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.258 
  • R-Value Work: 0.224 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.226 

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Literature

Structure of the N-terminal half of gelsolin bound to actin: roles in severing, apoptosis and FAF

Burtnick, L.D.Urosev, D.Irobi, E.Narayan, K.Robinson, R.C.

(2004) EMBO J 23: 2713-2722

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7600280
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1RGI

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The actin filament-severing functionality of gelsolin resides in its N-terminal three domains (G1-G3). We have determined the structure of this fragment in complex with an actin monomer. The structure reveals the dramatic domain rearrangements that activate G1-G3, which include the replacement of interdomain interactions observed in the inactive, calcium-free protein by new contacts to actin, and by a novel G2-G3 interface ...

    The actin filament-severing functionality of gelsolin resides in its N-terminal three domains (G1-G3). We have determined the structure of this fragment in complex with an actin monomer. The structure reveals the dramatic domain rearrangements that activate G1-G3, which include the replacement of interdomain interactions observed in the inactive, calcium-free protein by new contacts to actin, and by a novel G2-G3 interface. Together, these conformational changes are critical for actin filament severing, and we suggest that their absence leads to the disease Finnish-type familial amyloidosis. Furthermore, we propose that association with actin drives the calcium-independent activation of isolated G1-G3 during apoptosis, and that a similar mechanism operates to activate native gelsolin at micromolar levels of calcium. This is the first structure of a filament-binding protein bound to actin and it sets stringent, high-resolution limitations on the arrangement of actin protomers within the filament.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Centre for Blood Research, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
GelsolinA [auth G]346Equus caballusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: GSN
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Actin, alpha skeletal muscleB [auth A]377Oryctolagus cuniculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ACTA1ACTA
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Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ATP
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G [auth A]ADENOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O13 P3
ZKHQWZAMYRWXGA-KQYNXXCUSA-N
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CA
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C [auth G],
D [auth G],
E [auth G],
F [auth A]
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.258 
  • R-Value Work: 0.224 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.226 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 145.245α = 90
b = 145.245β = 90
c = 129.948γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement
DENZOdata reduction

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2004-07-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2019-07-24
    Changes: Data collection, Refinement description