Solution structure of the human Voltage-gated Sodium Channel, brain isoform (Nav1.2)

Experimental Data Snapshot

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

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Solution structure of the NaV1.2 C-terminal EF-hand domain.

Miloushev, V.Z.Levine, J.A.Arbing, M.A.Hunt, J.F.Pitt, G.S.Palmer, A.G.

(2009) J Biol Chem 284: 6446-6454

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M807401200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Voltage-gated sodium channels initiate the rapid upstroke of action potentials in many excitable tissues. Mutations within intracellular C-terminal sequences of specific channels underlie a diverse set of channelopathies, including cardiac arrhythmias and epilepsy syndromes. The three-dimensional structure of the C-terminal residues 1777-1882 of the human NaV1.2 voltage-gated sodium channel has been determined in solution by NMR spectroscopy at pH 7.4 and 290.5 K. The ordered structure extends from residues Leu-1790 to Glu-1868 and is composed of four alpha-helices separated by two short anti-parallel beta-strands; a less well defined helical region extends from residue Ser-1869 to Arg-1882, and a disordered N-terminal region encompasses residues 1777-1789. Although the structure has the overall architecture of a paired EF-hand domain, the NaV1.2 C-terminal domain does not bind Ca2+ through the canonical EF-hand loops, as evidenced by monitoring 1H,15N chemical shifts during aCa2+ titration. Backbone chemical shift resonance assignments and Ca2+ titration also were performed for the NaV1.5 (1773-1878) isoform, demonstrating similar secondary structure architecture and the absence of Ca2+ binding by the EF-hand loops. Clinically significant mutations identified in the C-terminal region of NaV1 sodium channels cluster in the helix I-IV interface and the helix II-III interhelical segment or in helices III and IV of the NaV1.2 (1777-1882) structure.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032-3702, USA.

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Sodium channel protein type 2 subunit alpha129Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

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

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2009-01-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2022-03-16
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations
  • Version 1.3: 2024-05-22
    Changes: Data collection