Solution structure of the PX domain, a target of the SH3 domain.Hiroaki, H., Ago, T., Ito, T., Sumimoto, H., Kohda, D.
(2001) Nat Struct Biol 8: 526-530
- PubMed: 11373621
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/88591
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
The phox homology (PX) domain is a novel protein module containing a conserved proline-rich motif. We have shown that the PX domain isolated from the human p47phox protein, a soluble subunit of phagocyte NADPH oxidase, binds specifically to the C-terminal SH3 domain derived from the same protein. The solution structure of p47 PX has an alpha + beta structure with a novel folding motif topology and reveals that the proline-rich motif is presented on the molecular surface for easy recognition by the SH3 domain. The proline-rich motif of p47 PX in the free state adopts a distorted left-handed polyproline type II helix conformation.
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