6XQO

Structure of the human MICU1-MICU2 heterodimer, calcium bound, in association with a lipid nanodisc


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.10 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Structures reveal gatekeeping of the mitochondrial Ca 2+ uniporter by MICU1-MICU2.

Wang, C.Jacewicz, A.Delgado, B.D.Baradaran, R.Long, S.B.

(2020) Elife 9

  • DOI: 10.7554/eLife.59991
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6XQN, 6XQO

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The mitochondrial calcium uniporter is a Ca 2+ -gated ion channel complex that controls mitochondrial Ca 2+ entry and regulates cell metabolism. MCU and EMRE form the channel while Ca 2+ -dependent regulation is conferred by MICU1 and MICU2 through an enigmatic process ...

    The mitochondrial calcium uniporter is a Ca 2+ -gated ion channel complex that controls mitochondrial Ca 2+ entry and regulates cell metabolism. MCU and EMRE form the channel while Ca 2+ -dependent regulation is conferred by MICU1 and MICU2 through an enigmatic process. We present a cryo-EM structure of an MCU-EMRE-MICU1-MICU2 holocomplex comprising MCU and EMRE subunits from the beetle Tribolium castaneum in complex with a human MICU1-MICU2 heterodimer at 3.3 Å resolution. With analogy to how neuronal channels are blocked by protein toxins, a uniporter interaction domain on MICU1 binds to a channel receptor site comprising MCU and EMRE subunits to inhibit ion flow under resting Ca 2+ conditions. A Ca 2+ -bound structure of MICU1-MICU2 at 3.1 Å resolution indicates how Ca 2+ -dependent changes enable dynamic response to cytosolic Ca 2+ signals.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, United States.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Calcium uptake protein 1, mitochondrial I394Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MICU1CALCCBARA1
Find proteins for Q9BPX6 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS:  Q9BPX6
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Calcium uptake protein 2, mitochondrial J383Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MICU2EFHA1
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PHAROS:  Q8IYU8
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.10 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS)United StatesR35GM131921
National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)United StatesP30CA008748

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-08-05
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2020-09-30
    Changes: Database references