Monomer/Dimer Transition of the Caspase-Recruitment Domain of Human Nod1 † , ‡

Basic Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA.
Biochemistry (Impact Factor: 3.02). 03/2008; 47(5):1319-25. DOI: 10.1021/bi7016602
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Nod1 is an essential cytoplasmic sensor for bacterial peptidoglycans in the innate immune system. The caspase-recruitment domain of Nod1 (Nod1_CARD) is indispensable for recruiting a downstream kinase, receptor-interacting protein 2 (RIP2), that activates nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB). The crystal structure of human Nod1_CARD at 1.9 A resolution reveals a novel homodimeric conformation. Our structural and biochemical analysis shows that the homodimerization of Nod1_CARD is achieved by swapping the H6 helices at the carboxy termini and stabilized by forming an interchain disulfide bond between the Cys39 residues of the two monomers in solution and in the crystal. In addition, we present experimental evidence for a pH-sensitive conformational change of Nod1_CARD. Our results suggest that the pH-sensitive monomer/dimer transition is a unique molecular property of Nod1_CARD.

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    • "Here we report the crystal structure of a complex of NOD1 CARD and Ub. NOD1 CARD is present as a domain-swapped homodimer, similar to previously reported structures [21], [22], while two Ub monomers interact in a conformation similar to that of Lys48-linked di-Ub [23]. We discuss the implications of this structure with regard to how NOD1 and other Ub-binding proteins may recognize Ub in vivo. "
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    ABSTRACT: The Caspase Recruitment Domain (CARD) from the innate immune receptor NOD1 was crystallized with Ubiquitin (Ub). NOD1 CARD was present as a helix-swapped homodimer similar to other structures of NOD1 CARD, and Ub monomers formed a homodimer similar in conformation to Lys48-linked di-Ub. The interaction between NOD1 CARD and Ub in the crystal was mediated by novel binding sites on each molecule. Comparisons of these sites to previously identified interaction surfaces on both molecules were made along with discussion of their potential functional significance.
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    • "was submitted to the NetPhos 2.0 server [17] for the identification of potential serine, threonine and tyrosine phosphorylation sites. Solvent accessibility of residues in the monomeric [PDB: 2dbd] and dimeric [PDB: 2nz7] [18] forms of the NOD1 CARD was determined using ASAview [19]. Mammalian NOD1 orthologues were recovered from the NCBI non-redundant protein database using blastp (protein-protein BLAST) with human NOD1 [Genbank: AAD28350.1] "
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    • "This was suggested to mediate homodimerization of NOD1. Unfortunately, the presence of a disulfide bond between the molecules clouded the conclusions [18], [19]. The sixth helix of MALT1 CARD domain, in the crystalline state, also sits in its canonical position in another molecule, but not in a swapped dimer interaction. "
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