Solution structure of BCL-xL containing the alpha1-alpha2 disordered loop determined with selective isotope labelling of I,L,V sidechains

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

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The DNA-binding domain mediates both nuclear and cytosolic functions of p53.

Follis, A.V.Llambi, F.Ou, L.Baran, K.Green, D.R.Kriwacki, R.W.

(2014) Nat Struct Mol Biol 21: 535-543

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nsmb.2829
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2ME8, 2ME9, 2MEJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Under conditions of genotoxic stress, human p53 activates the apoptotic effectors BAX or BAK to result in mitochondrial outer-membrane permeabilization and apoptosis. Antiapoptotic BCL-2 family member BCL-xL opposes this activity by sequestering cytosolic p53 via association with its DNA-binding domain, an interaction enhanced by p53 tetramerization. Here we characterized the BCL-xL-p53 complex by NMR spectroscopy and modulated it through mutagenesis to determine the relative contributions of BCL-xL's interactions with p53 or other BCL-2 family proteins to the BCL-xL-dependent inhibition of UV irradiation-induced apoptosis. Under our experimental conditions, one-third of the antiapoptotic activity of BCL-xL was mediated by p53 sequestration and the remaining two-thirds through sequestration of proapoptotic BCL-2 family members. Our studies define the contributions of cytosolic p53 to UV irradiation-induced apoptosis and provide opportunities to explore its contributions to other p53-dependent apoptotic signaling pathways.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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Bcl-2-like protein 1212Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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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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  • Version 1.0: 2014-04-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-07-09
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2023-06-14
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Other