Structural similarity between the pocket region of retinoblastoma tumour suppressor and the cyclin-box.Kim, H.Y., Cho, Y.
(1997) Nat Struct Biol 4: 390-395
- PubMed: 9145110
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nsb0597-390
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
The pocket region of retinoblastoma tumour suppressor (Rb) is essential for tumour suppressing activity. The Rb pocket is primarily composed of two domains, A and B. We have determined the X-ray crystal structure of domain A (residues 378-562) at 2.3 A resolution. Domain A consists of nine alpha-helices. The overall arrangement of helices in domain A is remarkably similar to the cyclin-box folds found in the crystal structures of cyclin A and TFIIB. This structure, along with domain B which is predicted to be homologous to the cyclin-box, suggests that the Rb pocket is composed of two cyclin-box fold domains. We present the structural/functional features of the Rb pocket, and the potential binding region for cellular or viral proteins within domain A.
Structural Biology Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Cheongryang, Seoul, South Korea.