Structural Insights on the Obscurin-Binding Domains in Titin

Author(s): Allyn G. Letourneau, Nathan T. Wright*.

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 25 , Issue 11 , 2018

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Introduction: The giant muscular proteins titin and obscurin bind to each other at the Zdisk during muscle development. This binding event is mediated through two domains from each protein: ZIg9/10 from titin and Ig58/59 from obscurin. This interaction helps stabilize and organize the sarcomere; ablation of this binding leads to muscular dystrophy.

Objective: Here we solve the high-resolution solution structure of titin ZIg10 and further delineate which sections of titin bind to obscurin.

Materials and Methods: Solution NMR, Circular Dichroism, and SEC-MALS were used to biophysically characterize the titin domains involved in this titin-obscurin interaction.

Results and Conclusion: We present the high-resolution solution structure of titin ZIg10. Additionally, we show that titin ZIg9 drives the titin-obscurin interaction, while ZIg10 does not actively participate in the titin-obscurin interaction but instead acts to stabilize ZIg9.

Keywords: Distal muscular dystrophy, titin, obscurin, solution NMR, high-resolution structure, muscle development.

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Year: 2018
Page: [973 - 979]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/0929866525666181004102031
Price: $58

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