DIX domain of human Dvl2

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.69 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.222 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.224 

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Ubiquitination of the Dishevelled DIX domain blocks its head-to-tail polymerization.

Madrzak, J.Fiedler, M.Johnson, C.M.Ewan, R.Knebel, A.Bienz, M.Chin, J.W.

(2015) Nat Commun 6: 6718-6718

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms7718
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Dishevelled relays Wnt signals from the plasma membrane to different cytoplasmic effectors. Its signalling activity depends on its DIX domain, which undergoes head-to-tail polymerization to assemble signalosomes. The DIX domain is ubiquitinated in vivo at multiple lysines, which can be antagonized by various deubiquitinases (DUBs) including the CYLD tumour suppressor that attenuates Wnt signalling. Here, we generate milligram quantities of pure human Dvl2 DIX domain mono-ubiquitinated at two lysines (K54 and K58) by genetically encoded orthogonal protection with activated ligation (GOPAL), to investigate their effect on DIX polymerization. We show that the ubiquitination of DIX at K54 blocks its polymerization in solution, whereas DIX58-Ub remains oligomerization-competent. DUB profiling identified 28 DUBs that cleave DIX-ubiquitin conjugates, half of which prefer, or are specific for, DIX54-Ub, including Cezanne and CYLD. These DUBs thus have the potential to promote Dvl polymerization and signalosome formation, rather than antagonize it as previously thought for CYLD.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge CB2 0QH, UK.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Segment polarity protein dishevelled homolog DVL-2
A, B, C
97Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: DVL2
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Find proteins for O14641 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  O14641
GTEx:  ENSG00000004975 
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UniProt GroupO14641
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.69 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.222 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.224 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 56.3α = 90
b = 84.82β = 90
c = 98.26γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MOSFLMdata reduction

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  • Version 1.0: 2015-05-13
    Type: Initial release