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A myomesin mutation associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy deteriorates dimerisation properties

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Title:A myomesin mutation associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy deteriorates dimerisation properties
Creators Name:Siegert, R. and Perrot, A. and Keller, S. and Behlke, J. and Michalewska-Wludarczyk, A. and Wycisk, A. and Tendera, M. and Morano, I. and Oezcelik, C.
Abstract:Myomesin plays an important structural and functional role in the M-band of striated muscles. The C-terminal domain 13 of myomesin dimerises and forms antiparallel strands which cross-link neighboring Myosin filaments and titin in the M-line of the sarcomeres. These interactions stabilise the contractile apparatus during striated muscle contraction. Since myomesin is an important component of the M-band we screened the myomesin gene for genetic variants in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We identified the missense mutation V1490I in domain 12 of myomesin in a family with inherited HCM. Analytical ultracentrifugation experiments, circular dichroism spectra, and Surface Plasmon Resonance spectroscopy of myomesin fragments were carried out to investigate the effects of the mutation V1490I on structure and function of myomesin domains 11-13 and 12-13. Both the wild type and mutated myomesin domains My11-13 revealed similar secondary structures and formed stable dimers. Mutated myomesin domains My11-13 and My12-13 dimers revealed a reduced thermal stability and a significantly decreased dimerisation affinity, showing disturbed functional properties of V1490I mutated myomesin. However, monomeric myomesin domains My11-12, i.e. without dimerisation domain 13 showed no difference in thermal stability between wild type and V1490I mutated myomesin. In conclusion, the V1490I mutation associated with HCM lead to myomesin proteins with abnormal functional properties which affect dimerisation properties of myomesin domain 13. These effects may contribute to the pathogenesis of HCM.
Keywords:Myomesin, Hypertrophic Cardioymyopathy, Mutation, Protein Structure, Analytical Ultracentrifugation, Protein-Protein-Interaction
Source:Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Publisher:Academic Press
Page Range:473-479
Date:18 February 2011
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.01.056
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