A context-dependent and disordered ubiquitin-binding motif

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A context-dependent and disordered ubiquitin-binding motif. / Dreier, Jesper E.; Prestel, Andreas; Martins, João M.; Brøndum, Sebastian S.; Nielsen, Olaf; Garbers, Anna E.; Suga, Hiroaki; Boomsma, Wouter; Rogers, Joseph M.; Hartmann-Petersen, Rasmus; Kragelund, Birthe B.

In: Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, Vol. 79, No. 9, 484, 2022.

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Dreier, JE, Prestel, A, Martins, JM, Brøndum, SS, Nielsen, O, Garbers, AE, Suga, H, Boomsma, W, Rogers, JM, Hartmann-Petersen, R & Kragelund, BB 2022, 'A context-dependent and disordered ubiquitin-binding motif', Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, vol. 79, no. 9, 484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-022-04486-w

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Dreier, J. E., Prestel, A., Martins, J. M., Brøndum, S. S., Nielsen, O., Garbers, A. E., Suga, H., Boomsma, W., Rogers, J. M., Hartmann-Petersen, R., & Kragelund, B. B. (2022). A context-dependent and disordered ubiquitin-binding motif. Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, 79(9), [484]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-022-04486-w

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Dreier JE, Prestel A, Martins JM, Brøndum SS, Nielsen O, Garbers AE et al. A context-dependent and disordered ubiquitin-binding motif. Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS. 2022;79(9). 484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-022-04486-w

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Dreier, Jesper E. ; Prestel, Andreas ; Martins, João M. ; Brøndum, Sebastian S. ; Nielsen, Olaf ; Garbers, Anna E. ; Suga, Hiroaki ; Boomsma, Wouter ; Rogers, Joseph M. ; Hartmann-Petersen, Rasmus ; Kragelund, Birthe B. / A context-dependent and disordered ubiquitin-binding motif. In: Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS. 2022 ; Vol. 79, No. 9.

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title = "A context-dependent and disordered ubiquitin-binding motif",
abstract = "Ubiquitin is a small, globular protein that is conjugated to other proteins as a posttranslational event. A palette of small, folded domains recognizes and binds ubiquitin to translate and effectuate this posttranslational signal. Recent computational studies have suggested that protein regions can recognize ubiquitin via a process of folding upon binding. Using peptide binding arrays, bioinformatics, and NMR spectroscopy, we have uncovered a disordered ubiquitin-binding motif that likely remains disordered when bound and thus expands the palette of ubiquitin-binding proteins. We term this motif Disordered Ubiquitin-Binding Motif (DisUBM) and find it to be present in many proteins with known or predicted functions in degradation and transcription. We decompose the determinants of the motif showing it to rely on features of aromatic and negatively charged residues, and less so on distinct sequence positions in line with its disordered nature. We show that the affinity of the motif is low and moldable by the surrounding disordered chain, allowing for an enhanced interaction surface with ubiquitin, whereby the affinity increases ~ tenfold. Further affinity optimization using peptide arrays pushed the affinity into the low micromolar range, but compromised context dependence. Finally, we find that DisUBMs can emerge from unbiased screening of randomized peptide libraries, featuring in de novo cyclic peptides selected to bind ubiquitin chains. We suggest that naturally occurring DisUBMs can recognize ubiquitin as a posttranslational signal to act as affinity enhancers in IDPs that bind to folded and ubiquitylated binding partners.",
keywords = "Context, Cyclic peptide, Deep mutational scanning, IDP, NMR, SLiM, Ubiquitin, UBM",
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language = "English",
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AU - Dreier, Jesper E.

AU - Prestel, Andreas

AU - Martins, João M.

AU - Brøndum, Sebastian S.

AU - Nielsen, Olaf

AU - Garbers, Anna E.

AU - Suga, Hiroaki

AU - Boomsma, Wouter

AU - Rogers, Joseph M.

AU - Hartmann-Petersen, Rasmus

AU - Kragelund, Birthe B.

N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2022. The Author(s).

PY - 2022

Y1 - 2022

N2 - Ubiquitin is a small, globular protein that is conjugated to other proteins as a posttranslational event. A palette of small, folded domains recognizes and binds ubiquitin to translate and effectuate this posttranslational signal. Recent computational studies have suggested that protein regions can recognize ubiquitin via a process of folding upon binding. Using peptide binding arrays, bioinformatics, and NMR spectroscopy, we have uncovered a disordered ubiquitin-binding motif that likely remains disordered when bound and thus expands the palette of ubiquitin-binding proteins. We term this motif Disordered Ubiquitin-Binding Motif (DisUBM) and find it to be present in many proteins with known or predicted functions in degradation and transcription. We decompose the determinants of the motif showing it to rely on features of aromatic and negatively charged residues, and less so on distinct sequence positions in line with its disordered nature. We show that the affinity of the motif is low and moldable by the surrounding disordered chain, allowing for an enhanced interaction surface with ubiquitin, whereby the affinity increases ~ tenfold. Further affinity optimization using peptide arrays pushed the affinity into the low micromolar range, but compromised context dependence. Finally, we find that DisUBMs can emerge from unbiased screening of randomized peptide libraries, featuring in de novo cyclic peptides selected to bind ubiquitin chains. We suggest that naturally occurring DisUBMs can recognize ubiquitin as a posttranslational signal to act as affinity enhancers in IDPs that bind to folded and ubiquitylated binding partners.

AB - Ubiquitin is a small, globular protein that is conjugated to other proteins as a posttranslational event. A palette of small, folded domains recognizes and binds ubiquitin to translate and effectuate this posttranslational signal. Recent computational studies have suggested that protein regions can recognize ubiquitin via a process of folding upon binding. Using peptide binding arrays, bioinformatics, and NMR spectroscopy, we have uncovered a disordered ubiquitin-binding motif that likely remains disordered when bound and thus expands the palette of ubiquitin-binding proteins. We term this motif Disordered Ubiquitin-Binding Motif (DisUBM) and find it to be present in many proteins with known or predicted functions in degradation and transcription. We decompose the determinants of the motif showing it to rely on features of aromatic and negatively charged residues, and less so on distinct sequence positions in line with its disordered nature. We show that the affinity of the motif is low and moldable by the surrounding disordered chain, allowing for an enhanced interaction surface with ubiquitin, whereby the affinity increases ~ tenfold. Further affinity optimization using peptide arrays pushed the affinity into the low micromolar range, but compromised context dependence. Finally, we find that DisUBMs can emerge from unbiased screening of randomized peptide libraries, featuring in de novo cyclic peptides selected to bind ubiquitin chains. We suggest that naturally occurring DisUBMs can recognize ubiquitin as a posttranslational signal to act as affinity enhancers in IDPs that bind to folded and ubiquitylated binding partners.

KW - Context

KW - Cyclic peptide

KW - Deep mutational scanning

KW - IDP

KW - NMR

KW - SLiM

KW - Ubiquitin

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DO - 10.1007/s00018-022-04486-w

M3 - Journal article

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VL - 79

JO - Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

JF - Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

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