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Crystal structure of the ankyrin-binding domain of human erythroid spectrin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 

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Literature

The structure of the ankyrin-binding site of {beta}-spectrin reveals how tandem spectrin-repeats generate unique ligand-binding properties

Stabach, P.R.Simonovic, I.Ranieri, M.A.Aboodi, M.S.Steitz, T.A.Simonovic, M.Morrow, J.S.

(2009) Blood 113: 5377-5384

  • DOI: 10.1182/blood-2008-10-184291

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Spectrin and ankyrin participate in membrane organization, stability, signal transduction, and protein targeting; their interaction is critical for erythrocyte stability. Repeats 14 and 15 of betaI-spectrin are crucial for ankyrin recognition, yet th ...

    Spectrin and ankyrin participate in membrane organization, stability, signal transduction, and protein targeting; their interaction is critical for erythrocyte stability. Repeats 14 and 15 of betaI-spectrin are crucial for ankyrin recognition, yet the way spectrin binds ankyrin while preserving its repeat structure is unknown. We have solved the crystal structure of the betaI-spectrin 14,15 di-repeat unit to 2.1 A resolution and found 14 residues critical for ankyrin binding that map to the end of the helix C of repeat 14, the linker region, and the B-C loop of repeat 15. The tilt (64 degrees) across the 14,15 linker is greater than in any published di-repeat structure, suggesting that the relative positioning of the two repeats is important for ankyrin binding. We propose that a lack of structural constraints on linker and inter-helix loops allows proteins containing spectrin-like di-repeats to evolve diverse but specific ligand-recognition sites without compromising the structure of the repeat unit. The linker regions between repeats are thus critical determinants of both spectrin's flexibility and polyfunctionality. The putative coupling of flexibility and ligand binding suggests a mechanism by which spectrin might participate in mechanosensory regulation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pathology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Spectrin beta chain, erythrocyte
A
218Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SPTB (SPTB1)
Find proteins for P11277 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: SPTB
Go to UniProtKB:  P11277
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.252 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 
  • Space Group: F 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 74.823α = 90.00
b = 111.746β = 90.00
c = 127.734γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling
SHELXSphasing
HKL-2000data reduction
CBASSdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-02-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-20
    Type: Refinement description