PDZ domain

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PDZ domain 2DC2.png
Molecular structure of the PDZ domain included in the human GOPC (Golgi-associated PDZ and coiled-coil motif-containing protein) protein
Identifiers
Symbol PDZ
Pfam PF00595
InterPro IPR001478
SMART PDZ
PROSITE PDOC50106
SCOP 1lcy
SUPERFAMILY 1lcy
CDD cd00136

The PDZ domain is a common structural domain of 80-90 amino-acids found in the signaling proteins of bacteria, yeast, plants, viruses[1] and animals.[2] PDZ is an acronym combining the first letters of three proteins — post synaptic density protein (PSD95), Drosophila disc large tumor suppressor (Dlg1), and zonula occludens-1 protein (zo-1) — which were first discovered to share the domain.[3] PDZ domains have previously been referred to as DHR (Dlg homologous region)[4] or GLGF (glycine-leucine-glycine-phenylalanine) domains.[5] Proteins with these domains help hold together and organize signaling complexes at cellular membranes.[6]

In general PDZ domains bind to a short region of the C-terminus of other specific proteins. These short regions bind to the PDZ domain by beta sheet augmentation. This means that the beta sheet in the PDZ domain is extended by the addition of a further beta strand from the tail of the binding partner protein.[7]

Proteins containing this domain[edit]

Examples of PDZ domain-containing proteins (Figure from Lee et al. 2010).[8] Proteins are indicated by black lines scaled to the length of the primary sequence of the protein.

PDZ domains are found in many thousands of known proteins. PDZ domain proteins are widespread in eukaryotes and eubacteria,[2] whereas there are very few examples of the protein in archaea. PDZ domains are often associated with other protein domains and these combinations allow them to carry out their specific functions. For example the PDZ domains in the PSD-95 protein are found associated with an SH3 domain and a guanylate kinase domain.

Human[edit]

There are roughly 260 human PDZ domains. However, several proteins contain multiple PDZ domains, so the number of unique PDZ-containing proteins is closer to 180. Listed below are some of the better studied members of this family:

Below is a complete list:

AAG12; AHNAK; AHNAK2; AIP1; ALP; APBA1; APBA2; APBA3; ARHGAP21; ARHGAP23; ARHGEF11; ARHGEF12; CASK; CLP-36; CNKSR2; CNKSR3; DFNB31; DLG1; DLG2; DLG3; DLG4; DLG5; DVL1; DVL1L1; DVL2; DVL3; ERBB2IP; FRMPD1; FRMPD2; FRMPD2L1; FRMPD3; FRMPD4; GIPC1; GIPC2; GIPC3; GOPC; GRASP; GRIP1; GRIP2; HTRA1; HTRA2; HTRA3; HTRA4; IL16; INADL; KIAA1849; LDB3; LIMK1; LIMK2; LIN7A; LIN7B; LIN7C; LMO7; LNX1; LNX2; LRRC7; MAGI1; MAGI2; MAGI3; MAGIX; MAST1; MAST2; MAST3; MAST4; MCSP; MLLT4; MPDZ; MPP1; MPP2; MPP3; MPP4; MPP5; MPP6; MPP7; MYO18A;  ;NOS1; PARD3; PARD3B; PARD6A; PARD6B; PARD6G; PDLIM1; PDLIM2; PDLIM3; PDLIM4; PDLIM5; PDLIM7; PDZD11; PDZD2; PDZD3; PDZD4; PDZD5A; PDZD7; PDZD8; PDZK1; PDZRN3; PDZRN4; PICK1; PPP1R9A; PPP1R9B; PREX1; PRX; PSCDBP; PTPN13; PTPN3; PTPN4; RAPGEF2; RAPGEF6; RGS12; RGS3; RHPN1; RIL; RIMS1; RIMS2; SCN5A; SCRIB; SDCBP; SDCBP2; SHANK1; SHANK2; SHANK3; SHROOM2; SHROOM3; SHROOM4; SIPA1; SIPA1L1; SIPA1L2; SIPA1L3; SLC9A3R1; SLC9A3R2; SNTA1; SNTB1; SNTB2; SNTG1; SNTG2; SNX27; SPAL2; STXBP4; SYNJ2BP; SYNPO2; SYNPO2L; TAX1BP3; TIAM1; TIAM2; TJP1; TJP2; TJP3; TRPC4; TRPC5; USH1C; WHRN;

Virus[edit]

Tax1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boxus M, Twizere JC, Legros S, Dewulf JF, Kettmann R, Willems L (2008). "The HTLV-1 Tax interactome". Retrovirology 5: 76. doi:10.1186/1742-4690-5-76. PMC 2533353. PMID 18702816. 
  2. ^ a b Ponting CP (February 1997). "Evidence for PDZ domains in bacteria, yeast, and plants". Protein Sci. 6 (2): 464–468. doi:10.1002/pro.5560060225. PMC 2143646. PMID 9041651. 
  3. ^ Kennedy MB (September 1995). "Origin of PDZ(DHR,GLGF) domains". Trends Biochem. Sci. 20 (9): 350. doi:10.1016/S0968-0004(00)89074-X. PMID 7482701. 
  4. ^ Ponting CP, Phillips C (March 1995). "DHR domains in syntrophins, neuronal NO synthases and other intracellular proteins". Trends Biochem. Sci. 20 (3): 102–103. doi:10.1016/S0968-0004(00)88973-2. PMID 7535955. 
  5. ^ Cho KO, Hunt CA, Kennedy MB (Nov 1992). "The rat brain postsynaptic density fraction contains a homolog of the Drosophila discs-large tumor suppressor protein". Neuron 9 (5): 929–42. doi:10.1016/0896-6273(92)90245-9. PMID 1419001. 
  6. ^ Ranganathan R, Ross E (1997). "PDZ domain proteins: scaffolds for signaling complexes". Curr Biol 7 (12): R770–R773. doi:10.1016/S0960-9822(06)00401-5. PMID 9382826. 
  7. ^ Cowburn D (December 1997). "Peptide recognition by PTB and PDZ domains". Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 7 (6): 835–838. doi:10.1016/S0959-440X(97)80155-8. PMID 9434904. 
  8. ^ Lee HJ, Zheng JJ (2010). "PDZ domains and their binding partners: structure, specificity, and modification". Cell Commun. Signal 8: 8. doi:10.1186/1478-811X-8-8. PMC 2891790. PMID 20509869. 
  9. ^ Jemth P, Gianni S (July 2007). "PDZ domains: folding and binding". Biochemistry 46 (30): 8701–8708. doi:10.1021/bi7008618. PMID 17620015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ponting CP, Phillips C, Davies KE, Blake DJ (June 1997). "PDZ domains: targeting signalling molecules to sub-membranous sites". BioEssays 19 (6): 469–479. doi:10.1002/bies.950190606. PMID 9204764. 
  • Doyle DA, Lee A, Lewis J, Kim E, Sheng M, MacKinnon R (June 1996). "Crystal structures of a complexed and peptide-free membrane protein-binding domain: molecular basis of peptide recognition by PDZ". Cell 85 (7): 1067–1076. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81307-0. PMID 8674113. 

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