3NS8

Crystal structure of an open conformation of Lys48-linked diubiquitin at pH 7.5


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.71 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.237 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.189 

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Literature

Structural and biochemical studies of the open state of Lys48-linked diubiquitin.

Lai, M.Y.Zhang, D.Laronde-Leblanc, N.Fushman, D.

(2012) Biochim Biophys Acta 1823: 2046-2056

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2012.04.003
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3NS8

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ubiquitin (Ub) is a small protein highly conserved among eukaryotes and involved in practically all aspects of eukaryotic cell biology. Polymeric chains assembled from covalently-linked Ub monomers function as molecular signals in the regulation of a ...

    Ubiquitin (Ub) is a small protein highly conserved among eukaryotes and involved in practically all aspects of eukaryotic cell biology. Polymeric chains assembled from covalently-linked Ub monomers function as molecular signals in the regulation of a host of cellular processes. Our previous studies have shown that the predominant state of Lys48-linked di- and tetra-Ub chains at near-physiological conditions is a closed conformation, in which the Ub-Ub interface is formed by the hydrophobic surface residues of the adjacent Ub units. Because these very residues are involved in (poly)Ub interactions with the majority of Ub-binding proteins, their sequestration at the Ub-Ub interface renders the closed conformation of polyUb binding incompetent. Thus the existence of open conformation(s) and the interdomain motions opening and closing the Ub-Ub interface is critical for the recognition of Lys48-linked polyUb by its receptors. Knowledge of the conformational properties of a polyUb signal is essential for our understanding of its specific recognition by various Ub-receptors. Despite their functional importance, open states of Lys48-linked chains are poorly characterized. Here we report a crystal structure of the open state of Lys48-linked di-Ub. Moreover, using NMR, we examined interactions of the open state of this chain (at pH4.5) with a Lys48-linkage-selective receptor, the UBA2 domain of a shuttle protein hHR23a. Our results show that di-Ub binds UBA2 in the same mode and with comparable affinity as the closed state. Our data suggest a mechanism for polyUb signal recognition, whereby Ub-binding proteins select specific conformations out of the available ensemble of polyUb chain conformations. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Ubiquitin Drug Discovery and Diagnostics.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
UbiquitinAB76Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RPS27AUBC
Find proteins for P0CG48 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P0CG48
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PHAROS  P0CG48
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
EPE
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B
4-(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-1-PIPERAZINE ETHANESULFONIC ACID
C8 H18 N2 O4 S
JKMHFZQWWAIEOD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
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A, B
GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.71 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.237 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.189 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 24.047α = 90
b = 56.498β = 93.37
c = 46.841γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
ADSCdata collection
MOLREPphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-07-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-10-10
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2012-10-17
    Changes: Database references