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2x6v, resolution 2.20Å ()
Ligands: ,
Related: 2x6u

Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, RCSB, PDBsum
Coordinates: save as pdb, mmCIF, xml



Publication Abstract from PubMed

TBX5, a member of the T-box transcription factor family, plays an important role in heart and limb development. More than 60 single point or deletion mutations of human TBX5 are associated with Holt-Oram syndrome that manifests itself as heart and limb malformations in 1 out of 100,000 live births. The majority of these mutations are located in the TBX5 T-box domain. We solved the crystal structures of the human TBX5 T-box domain in its DNA-unbound form and in complex with a natural DNA target site allowing for the first time the comparison between unbound and DNA-bound forms. Our analysis identifies a 3(10)-helix at the C-terminus of the T-box domain as an inducible recognition element, critically required for the interaction with DNA, as it only forms upon DNA binding and is unstructured in the DNA-unbound form. Using circular dichroism, we characterized the thermal stability of six TBX5 mutants containing single point mutations in the T-box domain (M74V, G80R, W121G, G169R, T223M, and R237W) and compared them with wild-type protein. Mutants G80R and W121G show drastically reduced thermal stability, while the other mutants only show a marginal stability decrease. For all TBX5 mutants, binding affinities to specific and nonspecific DNA sequences were determined using isothermal titration calorimetry. All TBX5 mutants show reduced binding affinities to a specific DNA target site, although to various degrees. Interestingly, all tested TBX5 mutants differ in their ability to bind unspecific DNA, indicating that both sequence-specific and unspecific binding might contribute to the misregulation of target gene expression.

Structural basis of TBX5-DNA recognition: the T-box domain in its DNA-bound and -unbound form., Stirnimann CU, Ptchelkine D, Grimm C, Muller CW, J Mol Biol. 2010 Jul 2;400(1):71-81. Epub 2010 May 5. PMID:20450920

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

About this Structure

2x6v is a 4 chain structure with sequence from Homo sapiens. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.

See Also


  • Stirnimann CU, Ptchelkine D, Grimm C, Muller CW. Structural basis of TBX5-DNA recognition: the T-box domain in its DNA-bound and -unbound form. J Mol Biol. 2010 Jul 2;400(1):71-81. Epub 2010 May 5. PMID:20450920 doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2010.04.052

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