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Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2012 Apr 15;19(5):532-S2. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.2279.

Antidiabetic phospholipid-nuclear receptor complex reveals the mechanism for phospholipid-driven gene regulation.

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1
Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.
2
Department of Molecular Therapeutics, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Florida 33458, USA.
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Contributed equally

Abstract

The human nuclear receptor liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1) has an important role in controlling lipid and cholesterol homeostasis and is a potential target for the treatment of diabetes and hepatic diseases. LRH-1 is known to bind phospholipids, but the role of phospholipids in controlling LRH-1 activation remains highly debated. Here we describe the structure of both apo LRH-1 and LRH-1 in complex with the antidiabetic phospholipid dilauroylphosphatidylcholine (DLPC). Together with hydrogen-deuterium exchange MS and functional data, our studies show that DLPC binding is a dynamic process that alters co-regulator selectivity. We show that the lipid-free receptor undergoes previously unrecognized structural fluctuations, allowing it to interact with widely expressed co-repressors. These observations enhance our understanding of LRH-1 regulation and highlight its importance as a new therapeutic target for controlling diabetes.

PMID:
22504882
PMCID:
PMC3960984
DOI:
10.1038/nsmb.2279
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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