Journal article

Design, production and characterization of FLIN2 and FLIN4: the engineering of intramolecular ldb1 : LMO complexes

JE Deane, E Sum, JP Mackay, GJ Lindeman, JE Visvader, JM Matthews

PROTEIN ENGINEERING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2001

Abstract

The nuclear LIM-only (LMO) transcription factors LMO2 and LMO4 play important roles in both normal and leukemic T-cell development. LIM domains are cysteine/histidine-rich domains that contain two structural zinc ions and that function as protein-protein adaptors; members of the LMO family each contain two closely spaced LIM domains. These LMO proteins all bind with high affinity to the nuclear protein LIM domain binding protein 1 (ldb1). The LMO-ldb1 interaction is mediated through the N-terminal LIM domain (LIM1) of LMO proteins and a 38-residue region towards the C-terminus of ldb1 [ldb1(LID)]. Unfortunately, recombinant forms of LMO2 and LMO4 have limited solubility and stability, effect..

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