Summary: DNA Fragmentation factor 45kDa, C terminal domain
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|DNA fragmentation factor, 45kDa, alpha polypeptide|
PDB rendering based on 1iyr.
|RNA expression pattern|
|nmr structure of dff-c domain|
Apoptosis is a cell death process that removes toxic and/or useless cells during mammalian development. The apoptotic process is accompanied by shrinkage and fragmentation of the cells and nuclei and degradation of the chromosomal DNA into nucleosomal units. DNA fragmentation factor (DFF) is a heterodimeric protein of 40-kD (DFFB) and 45-kD (DFFA) subunits. DFFA is the substrate for caspase-3 and triggers DNA fragmentation during apoptosis. DFF becomes activated when DFFA is cleaved by caspase-3. The cleaved fragments of DFFA dissociate from DFFB, the active component of DFF. DFFB has been found to trigger both DNA fragmentation and chromatin condensation during apoptosis. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene.
The C-terminal domain of DFFA (DFF-C) consists of four alpha-helices, which are folded in a helix-packing arrangement, with alpha-2 and alpha-3 packing against a long C-terminal helix (alpha-4). The main function of this domain is the inhibition of DFFB by binding to its C-terminal catalytic domain through ionic interactions, thereby inhibiting the fragmentation of DNA in the apoptotic process. In addition to blocking the DNase activity of DFFB, the C-terminal region of DFFA is also important for the DFFB-specific folding chaperone activity, as demonstrated by the ability of DFFA to refold DFFB.
- Leek JP, Carr IM, Bell SM, Markham AF, Lench NJ (Jun 1998). "Assignment of the DNA fragmentation factor gene (DFFA) to human chromosome bands 1p36.3→p36.2 by in situ hybridization". Cytogenet Cell Genet 79 (3–4): 212–3. doi:10.1159/000134725. PMID 9605855.
- Liu X, Zou H, Slaughter C, Wang X (May 1997). "DFF, a heterodimeric protein that functions downstream of caspase-3 to trigger DNA fragmentation during apoptosis". Cell 89 (2): 175–84. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)80197-X. PMID 9108473.
- "Entrez Gene: DFFA DNA fragmentation factor, 45kDa, alpha polypeptide". http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=1676.
- Fukushima K, Kikuchi J, Koshiba S, Kigawa T, Kuroda Y, Yokoyama S (August 2002). "Solution structure of the DFF-C domain of DFF45/ICAD. A structural basis for the regulation of apoptotic DNA fragmentation". J. Mol. Biol. 321 (2): 317–27. doi:10.1016/S0022-2836(02)00588-0. PMID 12144788.
- Ewing, Rob M; Chu Peter, Elisma Fred, Li Hongyan, Taylor Paul, Climie Shane, McBroom-Cerajewski Linda, Robinson Mark D, O'Connor Liam, Li Michael, Taylor Rod, Dharsee Moyez, Ho Yuen, Heilbut Adrian, Moore Lynda, Zhang Shudong, Ornatsky Olga, Bukhman Yury V, Ethier Martin, Sheng Yinglun, Vasilescu Julian, Abu-Farha Mohamed, Lambert Jean-Philippe, Duewel Henry S, Stewart Ian I, Kuehl Bonnie, Hogue Kelly, Colwill Karen, Gladwish Katharine, Muskat Brenda, Kinach Robert, Adams Sally-Lin, Moran Michael F, Morin Gregg B, Topaloglou Thodoros, Figeys Daniel (2007). "Large-scale mapping of human protein–protein interactions by mass spectrometry". Mol. Syst. Biol. (England) 3 (1): 89. doi:10.1038/msb4100134. PMC 1847948. PMID 17353931. //www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1847948.
- McCarty, J S; Toh S Y, Li P (Oct. 1999). "Study of DFF45 in its role of chaperone and inhibitor: two independent inhibitory domains of DFF40 nuclease activity". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (UNITED STATES) 264 (1): 176–80. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1999.1497. ISSN 0006-291X. PMID 10527860.
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- Maruyama K, Sugano S (1994). "Oligo-capping: a simple method to replace the cap structure of eukaryotic mRNAs with oligoribonucleotides". Gene 138 (1–2): 171–4. doi:10.1016/0378-1119(94)90802-8. PMID 8125298.
- Suzuki Y, Yoshitomo-Nakagawa K, Maruyama K, et al. (1997). "Construction and characterization of a full length-enriched and a 5'-end-enriched cDNA library". Gene 200 (1–2): 149–56. doi:10.1016/S0378-1119(97)00411-3. PMID 9373149.
- Enari M, Sakahira H, Yokoyama H, et al. (1998). "A caspase-activated DNase that degrades DNA during apoptosis, and its inhibitor ICAD". Nature 391 (6662): 43–50. doi:10.1038/34112. PMID 9422506.
- Liu X, Zou H, Widlak P, et al. (1999). "Activation of the apoptotic endonuclease DFF40 (caspase-activated DNase or nuclease). Oligomerization and direct interaction with histone H1". J. Biol. Chem. 274 (20): 13836–40. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.20.13836. PMID 10318789.
- Gu J, Dong RP, Zhang C, et al. (1999). "Functional interaction of DFF35 and DFF45 with caspase-activated DNA fragmentation nuclease DFF40". J. Biol. Chem. 274 (30): 20759–62. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.30.20759. PMID 10409614.
- Oh JJ, Grosshans DR, Wong SG, Slamon DJ (1999). "Identification of differentially expressed genes associated with HER-2/neu overexpression in human breast cancer cells". Nucleic Acids Res. 27 (20): 4008–17. doi:10.1093/nar/27.20.4008. PMC 148668. PMID 10497265. //www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=148668.
- McCarty JS, Toh SY, Li P (1999). "Study of DFF45 in its role of chaperone and inhibitor: two independent inhibitory domains of DFF40 nuclease activity". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 264 (1): 176–80. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1999.1497. PMID 10527860.
- McCarty JS, Toh SY, Li P (1999). "Multiple domains of DFF45 bind synergistically to DFF40: roles of caspase cleavage and sequestration of activator domain of DFF40". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 264 (1): 181–5. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1999.1498. PMID 10527861.
- Lugovskoy AA, Zhou P, Chou JJ, et al. (2000). "Solution structure of the CIDE-N domain of CIDE-B and a model for CIDE-N/CIDE-N interactions in the DNA fragmentation pathway of apoptosis". Cell 99 (7): 747–55. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81672-4. PMID 10619428.
- Otomo T, Sakahira H, Uegaki K, et al. (2000). "Structure of the heterodimeric complex between CAD domains of CAD and ICAD". Nat. Struct. Biol. 7 (8): 658–62. doi:10.1038/77957. PMID 10932250.
- Xerri L, Palmerini F, Devilard E, et al. (2000). "Frequent nuclear localization of ICAD and cytoplasmic co-expression of caspase-8 and caspase-3 in human lymphomas". J. Pathol. 192 (2): 194–202. doi:10.1002/1096-9896(2000)9999:9999<::AID-PATH685>3.0.CO;2-M. PMID 11004695.
- Zhou P, Lugovskoy AA, McCarty JS, et al. (2001). "Solution structure of DFF40 and DFF45 N-terminal domain complex and mutual chaperone activity of DFF40 and DFF45". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98 (11): 6051–5. doi:10.1073/pnas.111145098. PMC 33420. PMID 11371636. //www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=33420.
- Sharif-Askari E, Alam A, Rhéaume E, et al. (2001). "Direct cleavage of the human DNA fragmentation factor-45 by granzyme B induces caspase-activated DNase release and DNA fragmentation". EMBO J. 20 (12): 3101–13. doi:10.1093/emboj/20.12.3101. PMC 150191. PMID 11406587. //www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=150191.
- Tsukada T, Watanabe M, Yamashima T (2002). "Implications of CAD and DNase II in ischemic neuronal necrosis specific for the primate hippocampus". J. Neurochem. 79 (6): 1196–206. doi:10.1046/j.1471-4159.2001.00679.x. PMID 11752060.
- Abel F, Sjöberg RM, Ejeskär K, et al. (2002). "Analyses of apoptotic regulators CASP9 and DFFA at 1P36.2, reveal rare allele variants in human neuroblastoma tumours". Br. J. Cancer 86 (4): 596–604. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6600111. PMC 2375272. PMID 11870543. //www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2375272.
- Charrier L, Jarry A, Toquet C, et al. (2002). "Growth phase-dependent expression of ICAD-L/DFF45 modulates the pattern of apoptosis in human colonic cancer cells". Cancer Res. 62 (7): 2169–74. PMID 11929840.
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The C terminal domain of DNA Fragmentation factor 45kDa (DFF-C) consists of four alpha-helices, which are folded in a helix-packing arrangement, with alpha-2 and alpha-3 packing against a long C-terminal helix (alpha-4). The main function of this domain is the inhibition of DFF40 by binding to its C-terminal catalytic domain through ionic interactions, thereby inhibiting the fragmentation of DNA in the apoptotic process. In addition to blocking the DNase activity of DFF40, the C-terminal region of DFF45 is also important for the DFF40-specific folding chaperone activity, as demonstrated by the ability of DFF45 to refold DFF40 .
Fukushima K, Kikuchi J, Koshiba S, Kigawa T, Kuroda Y, Yokoyama S; , J Mol Biol. 2002;321:317-327.: Solution structure of the DFF-C domain of DFF45/ICAD. A structural basis for the regulation of apoptotic DNA fragmentation. PUBMED:12144788 EPMC:12144788
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InterPro entry IPR015121
The C-terminal domain of DNA fragmentation factor 45 kDa (DFF-C) consists of four alpha-helices, which are folded in a helix-packing arrangement, with alpha-2 and alpha-3 packing against a long C-terminal helix (alpha-4). The main function of this domain is the inhibition of DFF40 by binding to its C-terminal catalytic domain through ionic interactions, thereby inhibiting the fragmentation of DNA in the apoptotic process. In addition to blocking the DNase activity of DFF40, the C-terminal region of DFF45 is also important for the DFF40-specific folding chaperone activity, as demonstrated by the ability of DFF45 to refold DFF40 [PUBMED:12144788].
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|Average length of the domain:||163.20 aa|
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|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||53.64 %|
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