3U8X

Crystal Structure of a chimera containing the N-terminal domain (residues 8-29) of drosophila Ciboulot and the C-terminal domain (residues 18-44) of bovine Thymosin-beta4, bound to G-actin-ATP


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.238 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 

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Literature

How a single residue in individual beta-thymosin/WH2 domains controls their functions in actin assembly

Didry, D.Cantrelle, F.X.Husson, C.Roblin, P.Moorthy, A.M.Perez, J.Le Clainche, C.Hertzog, M.Guittet, E.Carlier, M.F.van Heijenoort, C.Renault, L.

(2012) Embo J. 31: 1000-1013

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2011.461
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • β-Thymosin (βT) and WH2 domains are widespread, intrinsically disordered actin-binding peptides that display significant sequence variability and different regulations of actin self-assembly in motile and morphogenetic processes. Here, we reveal the ...

    β-Thymosin (βT) and WH2 domains are widespread, intrinsically disordered actin-binding peptides that display significant sequence variability and different regulations of actin self-assembly in motile and morphogenetic processes. Here, we reveal the structural mechanisms by which, in their 1:1 stoichiometric complexes with actin, they either inhibit assembly by sequestering actin monomers like Thymosin-β4, or enhance motility by directing polarized filament assembly like Ciboulot βT. We combined mutational, functional or structural analysis by X-ray crystallography, SAXS (small angle X-ray scattering) and NMR on Thymosin-β4, Ciboulot, TetraThymosinβ and the long WH2 domain of WASP-interacting protein. The latter sequesters G-actin with the same molecular mechanisms as Thymosin-β4. Functionally different βT/WH2 domains differ by distinct dynamics of their C-terminal half interactions with G-actin pointed face. These C-terminal interaction dynamics are controlled by the strength of electrostatic interactions with G-actin. At physiological ionic strength, a single salt bridge with actin located next to their central LKKT/V motif induces G-actin sequestration in both isolated long βT and WH2 domains. The results open perspectives for elucidating the functions of βT/WH2 domains in other modular proteins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratoire d'Enzymologie et Biochimie Structurales, Centre de Recherche de Gif, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Actin, alpha skeletal muscle
A, C
375Oryctolagus cuniculusGene Names: ACTA1 (ACTA)
Find proteins for P68135 (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P68135
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Thymosin beta-4
B, D
54Bos taurusDrosophila melanogaster
This entity is chimeric
Gene Names: TMSB4 (THYB4), cib (Dmel\CG4944, EG0007-11, EG:EG0007.11)
Find proteins for P62326 (Bos taurus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P62326
Find proteins for O97428 (Drosophila melanogaster)
Go to UniProtKB:  O97428
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ATP
Query on ATP

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A, C
ADENOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O13 P3
ZKHQWZAMYRWXGA-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A, C
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.238 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 46.011α = 90.00
b = 75.326β = 90.00
c = 128.866γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-01-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-06-26
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-07-26
    Type: Refinement description, Source and taxonomy