3Q8T

Crystal structure of the coiled coil domain of Beclin 1, an essential autophagy protein


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.210 

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Literature

Imperfect interface of Beclin1 coiled-coil domain regulates homodimer and heterodimer formation with Atg14L and UVRAG

Li, X.He, L.Che, K.H.Funderburk, S.F.Pan, L.Pan, N.Zhang, M.Yue, Z.Zhao, Y.

(2012) Nat Commun 3: 662-662

  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1648
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3Q8T

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Beclin 1 is a core component of the Class III Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase VPS34 complex. The coiled coil domain of Beclin 1 serves as an interaction platform for assembly of distinct Atg14L- and UVRAG-containing complexes to modulate VPS34 activity. Here we report the crystal structure of the coiled coil domain that forms an antiparallel dimer and is rendered metastable by a series of 'imperfect' a-d' pairings at its coiled coil interface ...

    Beclin 1 is a core component of the Class III Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase VPS34 complex. The coiled coil domain of Beclin 1 serves as an interaction platform for assembly of distinct Atg14L- and UVRAG-containing complexes to modulate VPS34 activity. Here we report the crystal structure of the coiled coil domain that forms an antiparallel dimer and is rendered metastable by a series of 'imperfect' a-d' pairings at its coiled coil interface. Atg14L and UVRAG promote the transition of metastable homodimeric Beclin 1 to heterodimeric Beclin1-Atg14L/UVRAG assembly. Beclin 1 mutants with their 'imperfect' a-d' pairings modified to enhance self-interaction, show distinctively altered interactions with Atg14L or UVRAG. These results suggest that specific utilization of the dimer interface and modulation of the homodimer-heterodimer transition by Beclin 1-interacting partners may underlie the molecular mechanism that controls the formation of various Beclin1-VPS34 subcomplexes to exert their effect on an array of VPS34-related activities, including autophagy.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, PR China.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Beclin-1A, B96Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Becn1
UniProt
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.210 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 103.78α = 90
b = 38.35β = 97.92
c = 65.75γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CrystalCleardata collection
MLPHAREphasing
REFMACrefinement
d*TREKdata reduction
d*TREKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2011-01-07 
  • Released Date: 2012-01-18 
  • Deposition Author(s): Li, X., Zhao, Y.

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2012-01-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-02-22
    Changes: Database references