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Crystal structure of the cytoplasmic domain of the chloride channel ClC-0


Meyer, S; Dutzler, R (2006). Crystal structure of the cytoplasmic domain of the chloride channel ClC-0. Structure, 14(2):299-307.

Abstract

Ion channels are frequently organized in a modular fashion and consist of a membrane-embedded pore domain and a soluble regulatory domain. A similar organization is found for the ClC family of Cl- channels and transporters. Here, we describe the crystal structure of the cytoplasmic domain of ClC-0, the voltage-dependent Cl- channel from T. marmorata. The structure contains a folded core of two tightly interacting cystathionine beta-synthetase (CBS) subdomains. The two subdomains are connected by a 96 residue mobile linker that is disordered in the crystals. As revealed by analytical ultracentrifugation, the domains form dimers, thereby most likely extending the 2-fold symmetry of the transmembrane pore. The structure provides insight into the organization of the cytoplasmic domains within the ClC family and establishes a framework for guiding future investigations on regulatory mechanisms.

Abstract

Ion channels are frequently organized in a modular fashion and consist of a membrane-embedded pore domain and a soluble regulatory domain. A similar organization is found for the ClC family of Cl- channels and transporters. Here, we describe the crystal structure of the cytoplasmic domain of ClC-0, the voltage-dependent Cl- channel from T. marmorata. The structure contains a folded core of two tightly interacting cystathionine beta-synthetase (CBS) subdomains. The two subdomains are connected by a 96 residue mobile linker that is disordered in the crystals. As revealed by analytical ultracentrifugation, the domains form dimers, thereby most likely extending the 2-fold symmetry of the transmembrane pore. The structure provides insight into the organization of the cytoplasmic domains within the ClC family and establishes a framework for guiding future investigations on regulatory mechanisms.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Biochemistry
07 Faculty of Science > Department of Biochemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2006
Deposited On:17 Mar 2009 10:54
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 17:48
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0969-2126
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.str.2005.10.008
Related URLs:https://biblio.uzh.ch/F/?local_base=UZH01&con_lng=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=000210248
PubMed ID:16472749

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