4TX5

Crystal structure of Smac-DIABLO (in space group P65)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.202 
  • R-Value Work: 0.169 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.171 

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Literature

The activator of apoptosis Smac-DIABLO acts as a tetramer in solution.

Mastrangelo, E.Vachette, P.Cossu, F.Malvezzi, F.Bolognesi, M.Milani, M.

(2015) Biophys J 108: 714-723

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.11.3471
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4TX5

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Smac-DIABLO in its mature form (20.8 kDa) binds to baculoviral IAP repeat (BIR) domains of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) releasing their inhibitory effects on caspases, thus promoting cell death. Despite its apparent molecular mass (∼100 kDa), S ...

    Smac-DIABLO in its mature form (20.8 kDa) binds to baculoviral IAP repeat (BIR) domains of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) releasing their inhibitory effects on caspases, thus promoting cell death. Despite its apparent molecular mass (∼100 kDa), Smac-DIABLO was held to be a dimer in solution, simultaneously targeting two distinct BIR domains. We report an extensive biophysical characterization of the protein alone and in complex with the X-linked IAP (XIAP)-BIR2-BIR3 domains. Our data show that Smac-DIABLO adopts a tetrameric assembly in solution and that the tetramer is able to bind two BIR2-BIR3 pairs of domains. Our small-angle x-ray scattering-based tetrameric model of Smac-DIABLO/BIR2-BIR3 highlights some conformational freedom of the complex that may be related to optimization of IAPs binding.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Dipartimento di Bioscienze, Università di Milano, Milano, Italy; CNR-IBF, Istituto di Biofisica, Milano, Italy. Electronic address: mario.milani@unimi.it.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Diablo homolog, mitochondrial AB192Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: DIABLOSMAC
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PHAROS:  Q9NR28
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.202 
  • R-Value Work: 0.169 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.171 
  • Space Group: P 65
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 90.999α = 90
b = 90.999β = 90
c = 113.802γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
iMOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
MOLREPphasing

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  • Version 1.0: 2015-07-15
    Type: Initial release