Integrative in situ structure of Parkinsons disease-linked human LRRK2

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 14.0 Å
  • Aggregation State: CELL 
  • Reconstruction Method: SUBTOMOGRAM AVERAGING 

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The In Situ Structure of Parkinson's Disease-Linked LRRK2.

Watanabe, R.Buschauer, R.Bohning, J.Audagnotto, M.Lasker, K.Lu, T.W.Boassa, D.Taylor, S.Villa, E.

(2020) Cell 182: 1508

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2020.08.004
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) are the most frequent cause of familial Parkinson's disease. LRRK2 is a multi-domain protein containing a kinase and GTPase. Using correlative light and electron microscopy, in situ cryo-electron tomography, and subtomogram analysis, we reveal a 14-Å structure of LRRK2 bearing a pathogenic mutation that oligomerizes as a right-handed double helix around microtubules, which are left-handed. Using integrative modeling, we determine the architecture of LRRK2, showing that the GTPase and kinase are in close proximity, with the GTPase closer to the microtubule surface, whereas the kinase is exposed to the cytoplasm. We identify two oligomerization interfaces mediated by non-catalytic domains. Mutation of one of these abolishes LRRK2 microtubule-association. Our work demonstrates the power of cryo-electron tomography to generate models of previously unsolved structures in their cellular environment.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA. Electronic address: evilla@ucsd.edu.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Leucine-rich repeat serine/threonine-protein kinase 2
A, B
2,527Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
EC: (PDB Primary Data), 3.6.5 (PDB Primary Data)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q5S007
GTEx:  ENSG00000188906 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 14.0 Å
  • Aggregation State: CELL 
  • Reconstruction Method: SUBTOMOGRAM AVERAGING 
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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 States1DP2GM123494-01
Michael J. Fox FoundationUnited States11425

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-08-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-08-26
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2020-09-30
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