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Crystal structure of the pleckstrin homology domain from dynamin

Nature Structural Biologyvolume 1pages782788 (1994) | Download Citation



The pleckstrin homology (PH) domain is a conserved module present in many signal transducing and cytoskeletal proteins. Here we report the 2.8 Å crystal structure of the PH domain from dynamin. This domain consists of seven β-strands forming two roughly orthogonal antiparallel β-sheets terminating with an amphipathic α-helix. The structure also reveals a non-covalent dimeric association of the PH domain and a hydrophobic pocket surrounded by a charged rim. The dynamin PH domain structure is discussed in relation to its potential role in mediating interactions between proteins.

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  1. ICRF Unit of Structural Molecular Biology, Department of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX, UK

    • David Timm
    • , Lalitha Guruprasad
    •  & Tom Blundell
  2. Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, 91 Riding House Street, London, WC1E 8BP, UK

    • Kamran Salim
    • , Ivan Gout
    •  & Mike Waterfield
  3. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK

    • Mike Waterfield


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