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2KQC: Second PBZ domain of human APLF protein
Solution structures of the two PBZ domains from human APLF and their interaction with poly(ADP-ribose)
Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. (2010) 17 p.241-243
Addition of poly(ADP-ribose) (PAR) is an important post-translational modification in higher eukaryotes. Several DNA repair and checkpoint proteins possess specific PAR-binding zinc-finger (PBZ) modules critical for function. Here, we present solution structures of the two PBZ modules of aprataxin and PNK-like factor (APLF), revealing a novel type of zinc finger. By combining in vivo PAR-binding data with NMR interaction data using PAR fragments, we propose a structural basis for PBZ-PAR recognition.