NMR structures of TM domain of the n-Acetylcholine receptor b2 subunit

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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NMR structure of the transmembrane domain of the n-acetylcholine receptor beta2 subunit.

Bondarenko, V.Tillman, T.Xu, Y.Tang, P.

(2010) Biochim Biophys Acta 1798: 1608-1614

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2010.04.014
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are involved in fast synaptic transmission in the central and peripheral nervous system. Among the many different types of subunits in nAChRs, the beta2 subunit often combines with the alpha4 subunit to form alpha4beta2 pentameric channels, the most abundant subtype of nAChRs in the brain. Besides computational predictions, there is limited experimental data available on the structure of the beta2 subunit. Using high-resolution NMR spectroscopy, we solved the structure of the entire transmembrane domain (TM1234) of the beta2 subunit. We found that TM1234 formed a four-helix bundle in the absence of the extracellular and intracellular domains. The structure exhibited many similarities to those previously determined for the Torpedo nAChR and the bacterial ion channel GLIC. We also assessed the influence of the fourth transmembrane helix (TM4) on the rest of the domain. Although secondary structures and tertiary arrangements were similar, the addition of TM4 caused dramatic changes in TM3 dynamics and subtle changes in TM1 and TM2. Taken together, this study suggests that the structures of the transmembrane domains of these proteins are largely shaped by determinants inherent in their sequence, but their dynamics may be sensitive to modulation by tertiary and quaternary contacts.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-2164Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CHRNB2
Membrane Entity: Yes 
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Go to UniProtKB:  P17787
PHAROS:  P17787
GTEx:  ENSG00000160716 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 100 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2010-06-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2022-03-16
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations
  • Version 1.3: 2024-05-22
    Changes: Data collection