2M41

Solution Structure of the AXH domain of Ataxin-1 in complex with ligand peptide from Capicua


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 15 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Protein-Protein Interactions as a Strategy towards Protein-Specific Drug Design: The Example of Ataxin-1.

de Chiara, C.Menon, R.P.Kelly, G.Pastore, A.

(2013) Plos One 8: e76456-e76456

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076456

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • A main challenge for structural biologists is to understand the mechanisms that discriminate between molecular interactions and determine function. Here, we show how partner recognition of the AXH domain of the transcriptional co-regulator ataxin-1 i ...

    A main challenge for structural biologists is to understand the mechanisms that discriminate between molecular interactions and determine function. Here, we show how partner recognition of the AXH domain of the transcriptional co-regulator ataxin-1 is fine-tuned by a subtle balance between self- and hetero-associations. Ataxin-1 is the protein responsible for the hereditary spinocerebellar ataxia type 1, a disease linked to protein aggregation and transcriptional dysregulation. Expansion of a polyglutamine tract is essential for ataxin-1 aggregation, but the sequence-wise distant AXH domain plays an important aggravating role in the process. The AXH domain is also a key element for non-aberrant function as it intervenes in interactions with multiple protein partners. Previous data have shown that AXH is dimeric in solution and forms a dimer of dimers when crystallized. By solving the structure of a complex of AXH with a peptide from the interacting transcriptional repressor CIC, we show that the dimer interface of AXH is displaced by the new interaction and that, when blocked by the CIC peptide AXH aggregation and misfolding are impaired. This is a unique example in which palindromic self- and hetero-interactions within a sequence with chameleon properties discriminate the partner. We propose a drug design strategy for the treatment of SCA1 that is based on the information gained from the AXH/CIC complex.


    Related Citations: 
    • 1H,13C, and 15N resonance assignment of the ataxin-1 AXH domain in complex with CIC ligand peptide
      de Chiara, C.,Kelly, G.,Pastore, A.
      () TO BE PUBLISHED --: --


    Organizational Affiliation

    National Institute for Medical Research of the Medical Research Council, London, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Protein capicua homolog
A
15Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CIC (KIAA0306)
Find proteins for Q96RK0 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: CIC
Go to UniProtKB:  Q96RK0
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ataxin-1
B
126Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ATXN1 (ATX1, SCA1)
Find proteins for P54253 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: ATXN1
Go to UniProtKB:  P54253
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 200 
  • Conformers Submitted: 15 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-12-11
    Type: Initial release