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The solution structure of the monomeric species of the C terminal domain of the CA protein of HIV-1


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 50 
  • Conformers Submitted: 30 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Flexibility in HIV-1 Assembly Subunits: Solution Structure of the Monomeric C-Terminal Domain of the Capsid Protein

Alcaraz, L.A.del Alamo, M.Barrera, F.N.Mateu, M.G.Neira, J.L.

(2007) Biophys.J. 93: 1264-1276

  • DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.106.101089

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The protein CA forms the mature capsid of human immunodeficiency virus. Hexamerization of the N-terminal domain and dimerization of the C-terminal domain, CAC, occur during capsid assembly, and both domains constitute potential targets for anti-HIV i ...

    The protein CA forms the mature capsid of human immunodeficiency virus. Hexamerization of the N-terminal domain and dimerization of the C-terminal domain, CAC, occur during capsid assembly, and both domains constitute potential targets for anti-HIV inhibitors. CAC homodimerization occurs mainly through its second helix, and is abolished when its sole tryptophan is mutated to alanine. Previous thermodynamic data obtained with the dimeric and monomeric forms of CAC indicate that the structure of the mutant resembles that of a monomeric intermediate found in the folding and association reactions of CAC. We have solved the three-dimensional structure in aqueous solution of the monomeric mutant. The structure is similar to that of the subunits in the dimeric, nonmutated CAC, except the segment corresponding to the second helix, which is highly dynamic. At the end of this region, the polypeptide chain is bent to bury several hydrophobic residues and, as a consequence, the last two helices are rotated 90 degrees when compared to their position in dimeric CAC. The previously obtained thermodynamic data are consistent with the determined structure of the monomeric mutant. This extraordinary ability of CAC to change its structure may contribute to the different modes of association of CA during HIV assembly, and should be taken into account in the design of new drugs against this virus.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche (Alicante), Spain.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Gag-Pol polyprotein
A
87Human immunodeficiency virus 1Gene Names: gag
Find proteins for Q699E2 (Human immunodeficiency virus 1)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q699E2
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 50 
  • Conformers Submitted: 30 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-07-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance