Impact factor: 3.112, Impact factor a 5 anni: 3.156
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Parole chiave: Binding, Homologs, Protein Stability, Protein-Protein Interactions, Solution Scattering,
*** IBB - CNR *** Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging, C.N.R., Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134 Napoli, Italy., IRCCS SDN, Via Emanuele Gianturco 113, 80143 Napoli, Italy., European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Hamburg Outstation, c/o DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany., Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging, C.N.R., Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134 Napoli, Italy. Electronic address: email@example.com., Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging, C.N.R., Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134 Napoli, Italy. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org., Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging, C.N.R., Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134 Napoli, Italy. Electronic address: email@example.com.,
The insomniac protein of Drosophila melanogaster (INC) has a crucial role in sleep homeostasis as flies lacking the inc gene exhibit strikingly reduced and poorly consolidated sleep. Nevertheless, in vitro characterizations of INC biophysical properties and partnerships have not been yet reported. Here we report the heterologous expression of the protein and its characterization using a number of different techniques. Present data indicate that INC is endowed with a remarkable stability, which results from the cooperation of the two protein domains. Moreover, we also demonstrated and quantified the ability of INC to recognize its potential partners Cul3 and dGRASP. Taking into account the molecular organization of the protein, these two partners may be anchored simultaneously. Although there is no evident relationship between the reported INC functions and dGRASP binding, our data suggest that INC may cooperate as ligase adaptor to dGRASP ubiquitination. SAXS data collected on the complex between INC and Cul3, which represent the first structural characterization of this type of assemblies, clearly highlight the highly dynamic nature of these complexes. This strongly suggests that the functional behavior of these proteins cannot be understood if dynamic effects are not considered. Finally, the strict analogy of the biochemical/biophysical properties of INC and of its human homolog KCTD5 may reliably indicate that this latter protein and/or the closely related proteins KCTD2/KCTD17 may play important roles in human sleep regulation.
Aloj L, Aurilio M, Rinaldi V, D'Ambrosio L, Tesauro D, Peitl PK, Maina T, Mansi R, Von Guggenberg E, Joosten L, Sosabowski JK, Breeman WA, De Blois E, Koelewijn S, Melis M, Waser B, Beetschen K, Reubi JC, De Jong M * The EEE project(130 visite) Proc Int Cosm Ray Conf Icrc Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, 2007; 5(HEPART2): 977-980. Impact Factor:0 DettagliEsporta in BibTeXEsporta in EndNote
111 Records (107 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze). Impact factor totale: 406.755 (395.669 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze). Impact factor a 5 anni totale: 420.092 (407.534 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze).