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Title: Structural basis of RIP2 activation and signaling
Authors: Gong, Qin
Long, Ziqi
Zhong, Franklin L.
Teo, Daniel Eng Thiam
Jin, Yibo
Yin, Zhan
Boo, Zhao Zhi
Zhang, Yaming
Zhang, Jiawen
Yang, Renliang
Bhushan, Shashi
Reversade, Bruno
Li, Zongli
Wu, Bin
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Biological sciences
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Gong, Q., Long, Z., Zhong, F. L., Teo, D. E. T., Jin, Y., Yin, Z., . . . Wu, B. (2018). Structural basis of RIP2 activation and signaling. Nature Communications, 9(1), 4993-. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07447-9
Series/Report no.: Nature Communications
Abstract: Signals arising from bacterial infections are detected by pathogen recognition receptors (PRRs) and are transduced by specialized adapter proteins in mammalian cells. The Receptor-interacting-serine/threonine-protein kinase 2 (RIPK2 or RIP2) is such an adapter protein that is critical for signal propagation of the Nucleotide-binding-oligomerization-domain-containing proteins 1/2 (NOD1 and NOD2). Dysregulation of this signaling pathway leads to defects in bacterial detection and in some cases autoimmune diseases. Here, we show that the Caspase-activation-and-recruitment-domain (CARD) of RIP2 (RIP2-CARD) forms oligomeric structures upon stimulation by either NOD1-CARD or NOD2-2CARD. We reconstitute this complex, termed the RIPosome in vitro and solve the cryo-EM filament structure of the active RIP2-CARD complex at 4.1 Å resolution. The structure suggests potential mechanisms by which CARD domains from NOD1 and NOD2 initiate the oligomerization process of RIP2-CARD. Together with structure guided mutagenesis experiments at the CARD-CARD interfaces, we demonstrate molecular mechanisms how RIP2 is activated and self-propagating such signal.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07447-9
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