The Dynamic Multisite Interactions between Two Intrinsically Disordered Proteins.

S. Wu, D. Wang, J. Liu, Y. Feng, J. Weng, Y. Li, X. Gao, J. Liu, W. Wang
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl., volume 129, issue 26, pp. 76237627 , (2017)

The Dynamic Multisite Interactions between Two Intrinsically Disordered Proteins.

Keywords

FRET, NMR spectroscopy, Molecular dynamics, Protein structures

Abstract

​rotein interactions involving intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) comprise a variety of binding modes, from the well-characterized folding upon binding to dynamic fuzzy complexes. To date, most studies concern the binding of an IDP to a structured protein, while the interaction between two IDPs is poorly understood. In this study, NMR, smFRET, and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation are combined to characterize the interaction between two IDPs, the C-terminal domain (CTD) of protein 4.1G and the nuclear mitotic apparatus (NuMA) protein. It is revealed that CTD and NuMA form a fuzzy complex with remaining structural disorder. Multiple binding sites on both proteins were identified by molecular dynamics and mutagenesis studies. This study provides an atomic scenario in which two IDPs bearing multiple binding sites interact with each other in dynamic equilibrium. The combined approach employed here could be widely applicable for investigating IDPs and their dynamic interactions.

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DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701883

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