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Biochemistry. 2001 Sep 18;40(37):11270-8.

Mouse alpha1-syntrophin binding to Grb2: further evidence of a role for syntrophin in cell signaling.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry, 858 Madison Avenue, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA.

Abstract

Syntrophins have been proposed to serve as adapter proteins. Syntrophins are found in the dystrophin glycoprotein complex (DGC); defects in the constituents of this complex are linked to various muscular dystrophies. Blot overlay experiments demonstrate that alpha-dystroglycan, beta-dystroglycan, and syntrophins all bind Grb2, the growth factor receptor bound adapter protein. Mouse alpha1-syntrophin sequences were produced as chimeric fusion proteins in bacteria and found to also bind Grb2 in a Ca2+-independent manner. This binding was localized to the proline rich sequences adjacent to and overlapping with the N-terminal pleckstrin homology domain (PH1). Grb2 bound syntrophin with an apparent KD of 563 +/- 15 nM. Grb2-C-SH3 domain bound syntrophin with slightly higher affinity than Grb2-N-SH3 domain. Crk-L, an SH2/SH3 protein of similar domain structure but different specificity, does not bind these syntrophin sequences.

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