2A40

Ternary complex of the WH2 domain of WAVE with Actin-DNAse I


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.215 
  • R-Value Work: 0.166 

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Literature

Actin-bound structures of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP)-homology domain 2 and the implications for filament assembly

Chereau, D.Kerff, F.Graceffa, P.Grabarek, Z.Langsetmo, K.Dominguez, R.

(2005) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.Usa 102: 16644-16649

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0507021102
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  2A3Z, 2A41, 2A42

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP)-homology domain 2 (WH2) is a small and widespread actin-binding motif. In the WASP family, WH2 plays a role in filament nucleation by Arp2/3 complex. Here we describe the crystal structures of complexes of acti ...

    Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP)-homology domain 2 (WH2) is a small and widespread actin-binding motif. In the WASP family, WH2 plays a role in filament nucleation by Arp2/3 complex. Here we describe the crystal structures of complexes of actin with the WH2 domains of WASP, WASP-family verprolin homologous protein, and WASP-interacting protein. Despite low sequence identity, WH2 shares structural similarity with the N-terminal portion of the actin monomer-sequestering thymosin beta domain (Tbeta). We show that both domains inhibit nucleotide exchange by targeting the cleft between actin subdomains 1 and 3, a common binding site for many unrelated actin-binding proteins. Importantly, WH2 is significantly shorter than Tbeta but binds actin with approximately 10-fold higher affinity. WH2 lacks a C-terminal extension that in Tbeta4 becomes involved in monomer sequestration by interfering with intersubunit contacts in F-actin. Owing to their shorter length, WH2 domains connected in tandem by short linkers can coexist with intersubunit contacts in F-actin and are proposed to function in filament nucleation by lining up actin subunits along a filament strand. The WH2-central region of WASP-family proteins is proposed to function in an analogous way by forming a special class of tandem repeats whose function is to line up actin and Arp2 during Arp2/3 nucleation. The structures also suggest a mechanism for how profilin-binding Pro-rich sequences positioned N-terminal to WH2 could feed actin monomers directly to WH2, thereby playing a role in filament elongation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Watertown, MA 02472, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Actin, alpha skeletal muscle
A, D
375Oryctolagus cuniculusGene Names: ACTA1 (ACTA)
Find proteins for P68135 (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Go to Gene View: ACTA1
Go to UniProtKB:  P68135
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Deoxyribonuclease-1
B, E
260Bos taurusGene Names: DNASE1 (DNL1)
EC: 3.1.21.1
Find proteins for P00639 (Bos taurus)
Go to Gene View: DNASE1
Go to UniProtKB:  P00639
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein family member 2
C, F
32Homo sapiensGene Names: WASF2 (WAVE2)
Find proteins for Q9Y6W5 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: WASF2
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9Y6W5
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ATP
Query on ATP

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A, D
ADENOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O13 P3
ZKHQWZAMYRWXGA-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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A, B
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
Query on CA

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A, B, D, E
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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B, E
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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B, E
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
HIC
Query on HIC
A, D
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC7 H11 N3 O2HIS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.215 
  • R-Value Work: 0.166 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 118.719α = 90.00
b = 41.598β = 108.79
c = 153.048γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-11-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Refinement description, Version format compliance