7M5A

Crystal Structure of human BAK in complex with W3W5_BID


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.219 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.187 

Starting Model: experimental
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Literature

Structural basis of BAK activation in mitochondrial apoptosis initiation.

Singh, G.Guibao, C.D.Seetharaman, J.Aggarwal, A.Grace, C.R.McNamara, D.E.Vaithiyalingam, S.Waddell, M.B.Moldoveanu, T.

(2022) Nat Commun 13: 250-250

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-27851-y
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    7M5A, 7M5B, 7M5C

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    BCL-2 proteins regulate mitochondrial poration in apoptosis initiation. How the pore-forming BCL-2 Effector BAK is activated remains incompletely understood mechanistically. Here we investigate autoactivation and direct activation by BH3-only proteins, which cooperate to lower BAK threshold in membrane poration and apoptosis initiation. We define in trans BAK autoactivation as the asymmetric "BH3-in-groove" triggering of dormant BAK by active BAK. BAK autoactivation is mechanistically similar to direct activation. The structure of autoactivated BAK BH3-BAK complex reveals the conformational changes leading to helix α1 destabilization, which is a hallmark of BAK activation. Helix α1 is destabilized and restabilized in structures of BAK engaged by rationally designed, high-affinity activating and inactivating BID-like BH3 ligands, respectively. Altogether our data support the long-standing hit-and-run mechanism of BAK activation by transient binding of BH3-only proteins, demonstrating that BH3-induced structural changes are more important in BAK activation than BH3 ligand affinity.


  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Structural Biology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA.


Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Bcl-2 homologous antagonist/killer166Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BAK1BAKBCL2L7CDN1
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Find proteins for Q16611 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q16611
GTEx:  ENSG00000030110 
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UniProt GroupQ16611
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
BH3-interacting domain death agonist p1522Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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Find proteins for P55957 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P55957
GTEx:  ENSG00000015475 
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UniProt GroupP55957
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.219 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.187 
  • Space Group: I 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 65.855α = 90
b = 70.847β = 90
c = 71.393γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHENIXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2022-01-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2022-08-03
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2023-10-18
    Changes: Data collection, Refinement description