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NMR structures of the transmembrane domains of the nAChR a4 subunit


Experimental Data Snapshot

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

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Literature

NMR structures of the transmembrane domains of the a4b2 nAChR.

Bondarenko, V.Mowrey, D.Tillman, T.Cui, T.Liu, L.T.Xu, Y.Tang, P.

(2012) Biochim.Biophys.Acta 1818: 1261-1268

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2012.02.008
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) is the predominant heteromeric subtype of nAChRs in the brain, which has been implicated in numerous neurological conditions. The structural information specifically for the α4β2 and other neuronal nA ...

    The α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) is the predominant heteromeric subtype of nAChRs in the brain, which has been implicated in numerous neurological conditions. The structural information specifically for the α4β2 and other neuronal nAChRs is presently limited. In this study, we determined structures of the transmembrane (TM) domains of the α4 and β2 subunits in lauryldimethylamine-oxide (LDAO) micelles using solution NMR spectroscopy. NMR experiments and size exclusion chromatography-multi-angle light scattering (SEC-MALS) analysis demonstrated that the TM domains of α4 and β2 interacted with each other and spontaneously formed pentameric assemblies in the LDAO micelles. The Na(+) flux assay revealed that α4β2 formed Na(+) permeable channels in lipid vesicles. Efflux of Na(+) through the α4β2 channels reduced intra-vesicle Sodium Green™ fluorescence in a time-dependent manner that was not observed in vesicles without incorporating α4β2. The study provides structural insight into the TM domains of the α4β2 nAChR. It offers a valuable structural framework for rationalizing extensive biochemical data collected previously on the α4β2 nAChR and for designing new therapeutic modulators.


    Organizational Affiliation

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




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-4
A
137Homo sapiensMutation(s): 7 
Gene Names: CHRNA4 (NACRA4)
Find proteins for P43681 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: CHRNA4
Go to UniProtKB:  P43681
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 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-03-28
    Type: Initial release