4NSC

Crystal Structure of CBARA1 in the Apo-form


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.307 
  • R-Value Work: 0.254 

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Literature

Structural and mechanistic insights into MICU1 regulation of mitochondrial calcium uptake.

Wang, L.Yang, X.Li, S.Wang, Z.Liu, Y.Feng, J.Zhu, Y.Shen, Y.

(2014) Embo J. 33: 594-604

  • DOI: 10.1002/embj.201386523
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Mitochondrial calcium uptake is a critical event in various cellular activities. Two recently identified proteins, the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU), which is the pore-forming subunit of a Ca(2+) channel, and mitochondrial calcium uptake 1 (MI ...

    Mitochondrial calcium uptake is a critical event in various cellular activities. Two recently identified proteins, the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU), which is the pore-forming subunit of a Ca(2+) channel, and mitochondrial calcium uptake 1 (MICU1), which is the regulator of MCU, are essential in this event. However, the molecular mechanism by which MICU1 regulates MCU remains elusive. In this study, we report the crystal structures of Ca(2+)-free and Ca(2+)-bound human MICU1. Our studies reveal that Ca(2+)-free MICU1 forms a hexamer that binds and inhibits MCU. Upon Ca(2+) binding, MICU1 undergoes large conformational changes, resulting in the formation of multiple oligomers to activate MCU. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the affinity of MICU1 for Ca(2+) is approximately 15-20 μM. Collectively, our results provide valuable details to decipher the molecular mechanism of MICU1 regulation of mitochondrial calcium uptake.


    Organizational Affiliation

    State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Calcium uptake protein 1, mitochondrial
A, B, C, D, E, F
401Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MICU1 (CALC, CBARA1)
Find proteins for Q9BPX6 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: MICU1
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9BPX6
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.307 
  • R-Value Work: 0.254 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 90.879α = 90.00
b = 146.819β = 111.08
c = 115.872γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data scaling
PHENIXmodel building
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
MAR345dtbdata collection
PHENIXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-02-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-04-23
    Type: Database references