Molecular basis of CIB binding to the integrin alpha IIb cytoplasmic domain.

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Barry WT, Boudignon-Proudhon C, Shock DD, McFadden A, Weiss JM, Sondek J, Parise LV

Molecular basis of CIB binding to the integrin alpha IIb cytoplasmic domain.

J Biol Chem. 2002 Aug 9;277(32):28877-83. Epub 2002 May 21.

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Integrin adhesion receptors appear to be regulated by molecules that bind to their cytoplasmic domains. We previously identified a 22-kDa, EF-hand-containing protein, CIB, which binds to the alpha(IIb) cytoplasmic tail of the platelet integrin, alpha(IIb)beta(3). Here we describe regions within CIB and alpha(IIb) that interact with one another. CIB binding to alpha(IIb) cytoplasmic tail peptides, as measured by intrinsic tryptophan fluorescence, indicates a CIB-binding site within a hydrophobic, 15-amino acid, membrane-proximal region of alpha(IIb). This region is analogous to the alpha-helical targets of other EF-hand-containing proteins, such as calcineurin B or calmodulin. A homology model of CIB based upon calcineurin B and recoverin indicated a conserved hydrophobic pocket within the C-terminal EF-hand motifs of CIB as a potential integrin-binding site. CIB engineered to contain alanine substitutions in the implicated regions retained wild type secondary structure as determined by circular dichroism, yet failed to bind alpha(IIb) in 11 of 12 cases, whereas CIB mutated within the N terminus retained binding activity. Thus, specific hydrophobic residues in the C terminus of CIB appear necessary for CIB binding to alpha(IIb). The identification of essential interacting regions within alpha(IIb) and CIB provides tools for further probing potential interrelated functions of these proteins.

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NameUniProt ID
Calcium and integrin-binding protein 1Q99828Details