4KXF

Crystal structure of NLRC4 reveals its autoinhibition mechanism


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.266 
  • R-Value Work: 0.226 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.228 

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Literature

Crystal structure of NLRC4 reveals its autoinhibition mechanism

Hu, Z.Yan, C.Liu, P.Huang, Z.Ma, R.Zhang, C.Wang, R.Zhang, Y.Martinon, F.Miao, D.Deng, H.Wang, J.Chang, J.Chai, J.

(2013) Science 341: 172-175

  • DOI: 10.1126/science.1236381
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) proteins oligomerize into multiprotein complexes termed inflammasomes when activated. Their autoinhibition mechanism remains poorly defined. Here, we report the crystal structure of mo ...

    Nucleotide-binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) proteins oligomerize into multiprotein complexes termed inflammasomes when activated. Their autoinhibition mechanism remains poorly defined. Here, we report the crystal structure of mouse NLRC4 in a closed form. The adenosine diphosphate-mediated interaction between the central nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) and the winged-helix domain (WHD) was critical for stabilizing the closed conformation of NLRC4. The helical domain HD2 repressively contacted a conserved and functionally important α-helix of the NBD. The C-terminal leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domain is positioned to sterically occlude one side of the NBD domain and consequently sequester NLRC4 in a monomeric state. Disruption of ADP-mediated NBD-WHD or NBD-HD2/NBD-LRR interactions resulted in constitutive activation of NLRC4. Together, our data reveal the NBD-organized cooperative autoinhibition mechanism of NLRC4 and provide insight into its activation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, and Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences, Beijing 100084, China.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
NLR family CARD domain-containing protein 4
B, D, F, H, K, L, N, P
1024Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Nlrc4Card12Ipaf
Find proteins for Q3UP24 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q3UP24
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ADP
Query on ADP

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B, D, F, H, K, L, N, P
ADENOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O10 P2
XTWYTFMLZFPYCI-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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B, N
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
SEP
Query on SEP
B,D,F,H,K,L,N,P
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC3 H8 N O6 PSER
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.266 
  • R-Value Work: 0.226 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.228 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 334.052α = 90
b = 334.052β = 90
c = 177.567γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
SOLVEphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2013-05-25 
  • Released Date: 2013-07-24 
  • Deposition Author(s): Chai, J., Hu, Z.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-07-24
    Type: Initial release