2MSV

Solution structure of the MLKL N-terminal domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 5000 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

A Plug Release Mechanism for Membrane Permeation by MLKL.

Su, L.Quade, B.Wang, H.Sun, L.Wang, X.Rizo, J.

(2014) Structure 22: 1489-1500

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2014.07.014

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • MLKL is crucial for necroptosis, permeabilizing membranes through its N-terminal region upon phosphorylation of its kinase-like domain by RIP3. However, the mechanism underlying membrane permeabilization is unknown. The solution structure of the MLKL ...

    MLKL is crucial for necroptosis, permeabilizing membranes through its N-terminal region upon phosphorylation of its kinase-like domain by RIP3. However, the mechanism underlying membrane permeabilization is unknown. The solution structure of the MLKL N-terminal region determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals a four-helix bundle with an additional helix at the top that is likely key for MLKL function, and a sixth, C-terminal helix that interacts with the top helix and with a poorly packed interface within the four-helix bundle. Fluorescence spectroscopy measurements indicate that much of the four-helix bundle inserts into membranes, but not the C-terminal helix. Moreover, we find that the four-helix bundle is sufficient to induce liposome leakage and that the C-terminal helix inhibits this activity. These results suggest that the four-helix bundle mediates membrane breakdown during necroptosis and that the sixth helix acts as a plug that prevents opening of the bundle and is released upon RIP3 phosphorylation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biophysics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA; Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA; Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein
A
166Homo sapiensGene Names: MLKL
Find proteins for Q8NB16 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: MLKL
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8NB16
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 5000 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-09-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-10-29
    Type: Database references