Journal article

Tandem LIM domains provide synergistic binding in the LMO4 : Ldb1 complex

JE Deane, DP Ryan, M Sunde, MJ Maher, JM Guss, JE Visvader, JM Matthews

EMBO JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2004


Nuclear LIM-only (LMO) and LIM-homeodomain (LIM-HD) proteins have important roles in cell fate determination, organ development and oncogenesis. These proteins contain tandemly arrayed LIM domains that bind the LIM interaction domain (LID) of the nuclear adaptor protein LIM domain-binding protein-1 (Ldb1). We have determined a high-resolution X-ray crystal structure of LMO4, a putative breast oncoprotein, in complex with Ldb1-LID, providing the first example of a tandem LIM:Ldb1-LID complex and the first structure of a type-B LIM domain. The complex possesses a highly modular structure with Ldb1-LID binding in an extended manner across both LIM domains of LMO4. The interface contains extensi..

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