Structure of the CHR of the Prion protein in DPC Micelles

Experimental Data Snapshot

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

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Interactions between the Conserved Hydrophobic Region of the Prion Protein and Dodecylphosphocholine Micelles.

Sauve, S.Buijs, D.Gingras, G.Aubin, Y.

(2012) J Biol Chem 287: 1915-1922

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M111.279364
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The three-dimensional structure of PrP110-136, a peptide encompassing the conserved hydrophobic region of the human prion protein, has been determined at high resolution in dodecylphosphocholine micelles by NMR. The results support the conclusion that the (Ctm)PrP, a transmembrane form of the prion protein, adopts a different conformation than the reported structures of the normal prion protein determined in solution. Paramagnetic relaxation enhancement studies with gadolinium-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid indicated that the conserved hydrophobic region peptide is not inserted symmetrically in the micelle, thus suggesting the presence of a guanidium-phosphate ion pair involving the side chain of the terminal arginine and the detergent headgroup. Titration of dodecylphosphocholine into a solution of PrP110-136 revealed the presence of a surface-bound species. In addition, paramagnetic probes located the surface-bound peptide somewhere below the micelle-water interface when using the inserted helix as a positional reference. This localization of the unknown population would allow a similar ion pair interaction.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Centre for Vaccine Evaluation, Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, Canada.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Major prion protein27Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Membrane Entity: Yes 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

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

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2011-12-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-02-01
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2023-06-14
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Other