6NCV

Cryo-EM structure of NLRP6 PYD filament

  • Classification: SIGNALING PROTEIN, PROTEIN FIBRIL
  • Organism(s): Homo sapiens
  • Expression System: Spodoptera frugiperda
  • Mutation(s): No 

  • Deposited: 2018-12-12 Released: 2019-01-23 
  • Deposition Author(s): Shen, C., Fu, T.M., Wu, H.
  • Funding Organization(s): National Institutes of Health/National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID), National Institutes of Health/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NIH/NICHD)

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.70 Å
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: HELICAL 

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Literature

Molecular mechanism for NLRP6 inflammasome assembly and activation.

Shen, C.Lu, A.Xie, W.J.Ruan, J.Negro, R.Egelman, E.H.Fu, T.M.Wu, H.

(2019) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116: 2052-2057

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1817221116
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6NDJ, 6NCV

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Inflammasomes are large protein complexes that trigger host defense in cells by activating inflammatory caspases for cytokine maturation and pyroptosis. NLRP6 is a sensor protein in the nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) and leucine-rich repeat (LRR)-co ...

    Inflammasomes are large protein complexes that trigger host defense in cells by activating inflammatory caspases for cytokine maturation and pyroptosis. NLRP6 is a sensor protein in the nucleotide-binding domain (NBD) and leucine-rich repeat (LRR)-containing (NLR) inflammasome family that has been shown to play multiple roles in regulating inflammation and host defenses. Despite the significance of the NLRP6 inflammasome, little is known about the molecular mechanism behind its assembly and activation. Here we present cryo-EM and crystal structures of NLRP6 pyrin domain (PYD). We show that NLRP6 PYD alone is able to self-assemble into filamentous structures accompanied by large conformational changes and can recruit the ASC adaptor using PYD-PYD interactions. Using molecular dynamics simulations, we identify the surface that the NLRP6 PYD filament uses to recruit ASC PYD. We further find that full-length NLRP6 assembles in a concentration-dependent manner into wider filaments with a PYD core surrounded by the NBD and the LRR domain. These findings provide a structural understanding of inflammasome assembly by NLRP6 and other members of the NLR family.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 6ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTV106Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NLRP6NALP6PYPAF5
Find proteins for P59044 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P59044
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PHAROS  P59044
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.70 Å
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: HELICAL 

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID)United StatesAl124491
National Institutes of Health/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NIH/NICHD)United StatesHD087988

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2019-01-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-02-06
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-02-20
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2019-12-11
    Changes: Author supporting evidence