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Structure of the Ets-1 pointed domain and mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation site

TitleStructure of the Ets-1 pointed domain and mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation site
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsSlupsky, CM, Gentile, LN, Donaldson, LW, Mackereth, CD, Seidel, JJ, Graves, BJ, McIntosh, LP
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume95
Pagination12129-12134
Date PublishedOct
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0027-8424
Keywordsbeta, CHRONIC MYELOMONOCYTIC LEUKEMIA, FUSION, GENE, NMR, OLIGOMERIZATION, TEL, TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS, TRANSLOCATION, TROPONIN-C
Abstract

The Pointed (PNT) domain and an adjacent mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase phosphorylation site are defined by sequence conservation among a subset of ets transcription factors and are implicated in two regulatory strategies, protein interactions and posttranslational modifications, respectively. By using NMR, we have determined the structure of a 110-residue fragment of murine Ets-1 that includes the PNT domain and MAP kinase site. The Ets-1 PNT domain forms a monomeric five-helix bundle. The architecture is distinct from that of any known DNA- or protein-binding module, including the helix-loop-helix fold proposed for the PNT domain of the ets protein TEL. The MAP kinase site is in a highly flexible region of both the unphosphorylated and phosphorylated forms of the Ets-1 fragment. Phosphorylation alters neither the structure nor monomeric state of the PNT domain. These results suggest that the Ets-1 PNT domain functions in heterotypic protein interactions and support the possibility that target recognition is coupled to structuring of the MAP kinase site.

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