2DJY

Solution structure of Smurf2 WW3 domain-Smad7 PY peptide complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 30 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

An Expanded WW Domain Recognition Motif Revealed by the Interaction between Smad7 and the E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Smurf2.

Chong, P.A.Lin, H.Wrana, J.L.Forman-Kay, J.D.

(2006) J.Biol.Chem. 281: 17069-17075

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M601493200

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Smurf2 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that drives degradation of the transforming growth factor-beta receptors and other targets. Recognition of the receptors by Smurf2 is accomplished through an intermediary protein, Smad7. Here we have demonstrated that ...

    Smurf2 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that drives degradation of the transforming growth factor-beta receptors and other targets. Recognition of the receptors by Smurf2 is accomplished through an intermediary protein, Smad7. Here we have demonstrated that the WW3 domain of Smurf2 can directly bind to the Smad7 polyproline-tyrosine (PY) motif. Of particular interest, the highly conserved WW domain binding site Trp, which interacts with target PY motifs, is a Phe in the Smurf2 WW3 domain. To examine this interaction, the solution structure of the complex between the Smad7 PY motif region (ELESPPPPYSRYPMD) and the Smurf2 WW3 domain was determined. The structure reveals that, in addition to binding the PY motif, the WW3 domain binds six residues C-terminal to the PY motif (PY-tail). Although the Phe in the WW3 domain binding site decreases affinity relative to the canonical Trp, this is balanced by additional interactions between the PY-tail and the beta1-strand and beta1-beta2 loop of the WW3 domain. The interaction between the Smurf2 WW3 domain and the Smad7 PY motif is the first example of PY motif recognition by a WW domain with a Phe substituted for the binding site Trp. This unusual interaction allows the Smurf2 WW3 domain to recognize a subset of PY motif-containing proteins utilizing an expanded surface to provide specificity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Program in Structural Biology and Biochemistry, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto M5G 1X8.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Smad ubiquitination regulatory factor 2
A
42Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SMURF2
EC: 2.3.2.26
Find proteins for Q9HAU4 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: SMURF2
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9HAU4
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 7
B
20Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SMAD7 (MADH7, MADH8)
Find proteins for O15105 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: SMAD7
Go to UniProtKB:  O15105
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 30 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
  • Olderado: 2DJY Olderado

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-05-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance