TitleStructural Characterization of the Self-Association Domain of Swallow.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsLoening NM, Barbar E
JournalProtein Sci
Date Published2021 Feb 27

Swallow, a 62 kDa multidomain protein, is required for the proper localization of several mRNAs involved in the development of Drosophila oocytes. The dimerization of Swallow depends on a 71-residue self-association domain in the center of the protein sequence, and is significantly stabilized by a binding interaction with dynein light chain (LC8). Here, we detail the use of solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to characterize the structure of this self-association domain, thereby establishing that this domain forms a parallel coiled-coil and providing insight into how the stability of the dimerization interaction is regulated. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Alternate JournalProtein Sci
PubMed ID33641207