Chemical Protein Synthesis Enabled Mechanistic Studies on the Molecular Recognition of K27-linked Ubiquitin Chains.Pan, M., Zheng, Q., Ding, S., Zhang, L., Qu, Q., Wang, T., Hong, D., Ren, Y., Liang, L., Chen, C., Mei, Z., Liu, L.
(2019) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 58: 2627-2631
- PubMed: 30589182
- DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810814
- PubMed Abstract:
New synthetic strategies that exploited the strengths of both chemoselective ligation and recombinant protein expression were developed to prepare K27 di-ubiquitins (diUb), which enabled mechanistic studies on the molecular recognition of K27-linked ...
New synthetic strategies that exploited the strengths of both chemoselective ligation and recombinant protein expression were developed to prepare K27 di-ubiquitins (diUb), which enabled mechanistic studies on the molecular recognition of K27-linked Ubs by single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (smFRET) and X-ray crystallography. The results revealed that free K27 diUb adopted a compact conformation, whereas upon binding to UCHL3, K27 diUb was remodeled to an open conformation. The K27 isopeptide bond remained rigidly buried inside the diUb moiety during binding, an interesting unique structural feature that may explain the distinctive biological function of K27 Ub chains.
Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Structural Biology, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China.,Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Beijing, 100081, China.,State Key Laboratory of Chemical Oncogenomics, Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology, the Graduate School at Shenzen, Tsinghua University, Shenzen, Guangdong, 518055, China.,Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences, MOE Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Phosphorus Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China.