Mapping the Different Interactions between Eukaryotic β-actin and the Group I (GroEL) and Group II (TRiC) Chaperonins
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Productive folding to the native state of the abundant eukaryotic protein actin is dependent on the chaperonin TRiC. The prokaryotic chaperonin GroEL also recognizes actin, but this interaction does not lead to the correct folding of actin. It is well established that GroEL interacts with non-native proteins through hydrophobic interactions. The characteristics of the interactions between TRiC and its target proteins are however unclear. In this study, we present multiple site-directed cysteine labeling and fluorescence measurements indicating that actin initially binds to TRiC through several interaction sites and that the surfaces of the interaction areas on the walls of the TRiC chamber present both polar and hydrophobic residues. At a later stage in the chaperonin cycle, the binding of ATP causes conformational changes in the chaperonin, which leads to a presentation of a more hydrophobic milieu in TRiC chamber. The conformational changes of the chaperonin causes rearrangements of the actin molecule and new interactions are proposed to be formed. Additionally, we show that the initial binding of actin to TRiC leads to a re-modeling of the nucleotide-binding cleft in actin. We also present data indicating that GroEL presents less specific interaction areas towards the bound actin than TRiC does. The interactions between actin and GroEL are tight and of hydrophobic character. No re-modeling of the nucleotide-binding cleft was obtained in the actin-GroEL complex. We conclude that the interactions between actin and TRiC are of both polar and hydrophobic character, the nature of the interactions are different in the prokaryotic and eukaryotic chaperonins, and the rearrangements of the nucleotide binding cleft of actin seen in the chaperonin cycle of TRiC do not occur in GroEL. We suggest that the rearrangements of the nucleotide-binding site in actin are critical for productive folding of actin.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52934OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-52934DiVA: diva2:285943