6CVN

Model of synthetic tau (R2x4) bound to the microtubule


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.90 Å
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: HELICAL 

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Literature

Near-atomic model of microtubule-tau interactions.

Kellogg, E.H.Hejab, N.M.A.Poepsel, S.Downing, K.H.DiMaio, F.Nogales, E.

(2018) Science 360: 1242-1246

  • DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1780
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6CVJ, 6CVN

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Tau is a developmentally regulated axonal protein that stabilizes and bundles microtubules (MTs). Its hyperphosphorylation is thought to cause detachment from MTs and subsequent aggregation into fibrils implicated in Alzheimer's disease. It is unclear which tau residues are crucial for tau-MT interactions, where tau binds on MTs, and how it stabilizes them ...

    Tau is a developmentally regulated axonal protein that stabilizes and bundles microtubules (MTs). Its hyperphosphorylation is thought to cause detachment from MTs and subsequent aggregation into fibrils implicated in Alzheimer's disease. It is unclear which tau residues are crucial for tau-MT interactions, where tau binds on MTs, and how it stabilizes them. We used cryo-electron microscopy to visualize different tau constructs on MTs and computational approaches to generate atomic models of tau-tubulin interactions. The conserved tubulin-binding repeats within tau adopt similar extended structures along the crest of the protofilament, stabilizing the interface between tubulin dimers. Our structures explain the effect of phosphorylation on MT affinity and lead to a model of tau repeats binding in tandem along protofilaments, tethering together tubulin dimers and stabilizing polymerization interfaces.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Tubulin beta chainA, C445Sus scrofaMutation(s): 0 
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Tubulin alpha-1B chainB451Sus scrofaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TUBA1B
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Find proteins for Q2XVP4 (Sus scrofa)
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Microtubule-associated protein tauD202Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MAPTMAPTLMTBT1TAU
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Find proteins for P10636 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS:  P10636
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Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GTP
Query on GTP

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F [auth B]GUANOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O14 P3
XKMLYUALXHKNFT-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GDP
Query on GDP

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E [auth A], H [auth C]GUANOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O11 P2
QGWNDRXFNXRZMB-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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G [auth B]MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.90 Å
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: HELICAL 

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS)United States051487

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2018-05-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-06-27
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-01-16
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2020-01-08
    Changes: Author supporting evidence