2WVN

Structure of the HET-s N-terminal domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.62 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.270 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 

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Literature

The Mechanism of Prion Inhibition by Het-S.

Greenwald, J.Buhtz, C.Ritter, C.Kwiatkowski, W.Choe, S.Maddelein, M.L.Ness, F.Cescau, S.Soragni, A.Leitz, D.Saupe, S.J.Riek, R.

(2010) Mol.Cell 38: 889

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2010.05.019
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • HET-S (97% identical to HET-s) has an N-terminal globular domain that exerts a prion-inhibitory effect in cis on its own prion-forming domain (PFD) and in trans on HET-s prion propagation. We show that HET-S fails to form fibrils in vitro and that it ...

    HET-S (97% identical to HET-s) has an N-terminal globular domain that exerts a prion-inhibitory effect in cis on its own prion-forming domain (PFD) and in trans on HET-s prion propagation. We show that HET-S fails to form fibrils in vitro and that it inhibits HET-s PFD fibrillization in trans. In vivo analyses indicate that beta-structuring of the HET-S PFD is required for HET-S activity. The crystal structures of the globular domains of HET-s and HET-S are highly similar, comprising a helical fold, while NMR-based characterizations revealed no differences in the conformations of the PFDs. We conclude that prion inhibition is not encoded by structure but rather in stability and oligomerization properties: when HET-S forms a prion seed or is incorporated into a HET-s fibril via its PFD, the beta-structuring in this domain induces a change in its globular domain, generating a molecular species that is incompetent for fibril growth.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
SMALL S PROTEIN
A
229Podospora anserinaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: het-s (small s)
Find proteins for Q03689 (Podospora anserina)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q03689
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.62 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.270 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • Space Group: P 4 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 122.660α = 90.00
b = 122.660β = 90.00
c = 122.660γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata scaling
SHARPphasing
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-07-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance