Structural insights into the interaction and disease mechanism of neurodegenerative disease-associated optineurin and TBK1 proteins.Li, F., Xie, X., Wang, Y., Liu, J., Cheng, X., Guo, Y., Gong, Y., Hu, S., Pan, L.
(2016) Nat Commun 7: 12708-12708
- PubMed: 27620379
- DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12708
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- PubMed Abstract:
Optineurin is an important autophagy receptor involved in several selective autophagy processes, during which its function is regulated by TBK1. Mutations of optineurin and TBK1 are both associated with neurodegenerative diseases. However, the mechan ...
Optineurin is an important autophagy receptor involved in several selective autophagy processes, during which its function is regulated by TBK1. Mutations of optineurin and TBK1 are both associated with neurodegenerative diseases. However, the mechanistic basis underlying the specific interaction between optineurin and TBK1 is still elusive. Here we determine the crystal structures of optineurin/TBK1 complex and the related NAP1/TBK1 complex, uncovering the detailed molecular mechanism governing the optineurin and TBK1 interaction, and revealing a general binding mode between TBK1 and its associated adaptor proteins. In addition, we demonstrate that the glaucoma-associated optineurin E50K mutation not only enhances the interaction between optineurin and TBK1 but also alters the oligomeric state of optineurin, and the ALS-related TBK1 E696K mutation specifically disrupts the optineurin/TBK1 complex formation but has little effect on the NAP1/TBK1 complex. Thus, our study provides mechanistic insights into those currently known disease-causing optineurin and TBK1 mutations found in patients.
State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 345 Lingling Road, Shanghai 200032, China.