Binding of the BAG domain to the eukaryotic chaperone heat-shock protein (Hsp70) promotes ATP-dependent release of the protein substrate from Hsp70. Although the murine and human BAG domains have been shown to form an antiparallel three-helix bundle, the Caenorhabditis elegans BAG domain is formed by two antiparallel helices, while the third helix is extended away and stabilized by crystal-packing interactions. A small β-sheet between helices 2 and 3 interferes with formation of the intramolecular three-helix bundle. However, intermolecular three-helix bundles are observed throughout the crystal packing and suggest that stable functional dimers and tetramers can be formed in solution. The structure may represent a new folding type of the BAG domain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology