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- Dimeric interactions and complex formation using direct coevolutionary couplings
- GPCR oligomer
- An analysis of oligomerization interfaces in transmembrane proteins
- Oligomerization of Hsp70: Current Perspectives on Regulation and Function
Dimeric interactions and complex formation using direct coevolutionary couplings
It is held together by covalent bonds or by intermolecular forces. The subunits within this complex are called protomers , while unconnected receptors are called monomers. Receptor homomers consist of identical protomers, while heteromers consist of different protomers. The existence of receptor oligomers is a general phenomenon, whose discovery has superseded the prevailing paradigmatic concept of the function of receptors as plain monomers, and has far-reaching implications for the understanding of neurobiological diseases as well as for the development of drugs. For a long time it was assumed that receptors transmitted their effects exclusively from their basic functional forms — as monomers. In , the phenomenon of receptor crosstalk was observed between adenosine A 2A A2A and dopamine D 2 receptor DRD2 thus suggesting the formation of heteromers.
Protein in crystal form is at an extremely high concentration and yet retains the complex secondary structure that defines an active protein. The protein crystal itself is made up of a repeating lattice of protein—protein and protein—solvent interactions. The problem that confronts any crystallographer is to identify those interactions that represent physiological interactions and those that do not. This review explores the tools that are available to provide such information using the original crystal liquor as a sample. The review is aimed at postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers who may well be coming up against this problem for the first time. Techniques are discussed that will provide information on the stoichiometry of complexes as well as low-resolution information on complex structure. Together, these data will help to identify the physiological complex.
Metrics details. The amount of transmembrane protein TM structures solved to date is now large enough to attempt large scale analyses. In particular, extensive studies of oligomeric interfaces in the transmembrane region are now possible. We have compiled the first fully comprehensive set of validated transmembrane protein interfaces in order to study their features and assess what differentiates them from their soluble counterparts. The general features of TM interfaces do not differ much from those of soluble proteins: they are large, tightly packed and possess many interface core residues.
An analysis of oligomerization interfaces in transmembrane proteins
Cell surface receptors are important proteins that mediate communication between the cells and their outside environment, and also play essential roles in the control of a wide variety of biological processes, such as cell cycle, proliferation, communication, migration and apoptosis. Receptor oligomerization is an essential signal transduction mechanism that cell surface receptors use to transmit extracellular signals into the internal cytosol cellular machinery. Therefore, regulating receptor oligomerization provides an opportunity to customize cellular signaling and to direct cellular behavior in a user-defined manner. Some techniques have been developed for receptor oligomerization regulation, such as chemically induced dimerization CID and optogenetics, which involve traditional genetic engineering. However, the process of genetic manipulation is time-consuming, unpredictable and inefficient.
Oligomerization of Hsp70: Current Perspectives on Regulation and Function
In this issue Klausen and colleagues — provide an overview about the optogenetic tools and biosensors used to explore the subcellular organization of cAMP signalling. The cover image depicts time projection colour represents time of a head-tethered transgenic mouse sperm expressing the photo-activated adenylate cyclase bPAC. Image courtesy of Dagmar Wachten.
So how do you know you have a macromolecular complex?
Oligomerization of Chemical and Biological Compounds. Proteins are biological entities made of a chain of amino acids bound to one another in a specific order, called the primary structure or the amino acid sequence of the protein. Based on the sequence and the environment, the protein acquires a tridimensional shape called tertiary structure 3D-structure , conformation or fold, suitable for its biological function. The functional shape is the native structure of the protein. The set of reactions leading to the native structure is the folding of the protein. The vast majority of proteins are oligomers which function only after the association of several copies of their chains. Homo-oligomers have chains with identical sequences and hetero-oligomers have chains with different sequences.
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