3W5K

Crystal structure of Snail1 and importin beta complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.217 

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Literature

Structural basis for the selective nuclear import of the C2H2 zinc-finger protein Snail by importin beta.

Choi, S.Yamashita, E.Yasuhara, N.Song, J.Son, S.Y.Won, Y.H.Hong, H.R.Shin, Y.S.Sekimoto, T.Park, I.Y.Yoneda, Y.Lee, S.J.

(2014) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 70: 1050-1060

  • DOI: 10.1107/S1399004714000972
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3W5K

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Snail contributes to the epithelial-mesenchymal transition by suppressing E-cadherin in transcription processes. The Snail C2H2-type zinc-finger (ZF) domain functions both as a nuclear localization signal which binds to importin β directly and as a DNA-binding domain ...

    Snail contributes to the epithelial-mesenchymal transition by suppressing E-cadherin in transcription processes. The Snail C2H2-type zinc-finger (ZF) domain functions both as a nuclear localization signal which binds to importin β directly and as a DNA-binding domain. Here, a 2.5 Å resolution structure of four ZF domains of Snail1 complexed with importin β is presented. The X-ray structure reveals that the four ZFs of Snail1 are required for tight binding to importin β in the nuclear import of Snail1. The shape of the ZFs in the X-ray structure is reminiscent of a round snail, where ZF1 represents the head, ZF2-ZF4 the shell, showing a novel interaction mode, and the five C-terminal residues the tail. Although there are many kinds of C2H2-type ZFs which have the same fold as Snail, nuclear import by direct recognition of importin β is observed in a limited number of C2H2-type ZF proteins such as Snail, Wt1, KLF1 and KLF8, which have the common feature of terminating in ZF domains with a short tail of amino acids.


    Organizational Affiliation

    College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University, Seungbong 410, Heungduk, Cheongju, Chungbuk 361-763, Republic of Korea.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Importin subunit beta-1A876Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: KPNB1NTF97
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PHAROS:  Q14974
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Zinc finger protein SNAI1B264Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SNAI1SNAH
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PHAROS:  O95863
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.217 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 228.21α = 90
b = 77.528β = 100.96
c = 72.019γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PHENIXmodel building
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHENIXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2014-03-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-05-07
    Changes: Database references