Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.503, No.1, 338-343, 2018
DNA-binding induced conformational change of c-Myb R2R3 analyzed using diffracted X-ray tracking
Previous structural analyses have shown that R2R3, the minimum unit of the DNA-binding domain of the transcriptional factor c-Myb, is largely flexible in solution, and changes to a more rigid structure upon DNA binding. In this study, we evaluated the structural dynamics using the diffracted X-ray tracking method, in correlation with DNA-binding abilities under different salt conditions, and compared them with the previous results. The resultant curve of the mean square angular displacements (MSD) clearly showed that the flexibility of R2R3 was decreased upon DNA binding, and the DNA-binding energies determined using the angular diffusion coefficients were in good agreement with those determined using isothermal titration calorimetry. The results of the MSD curves also indicate that the translational length reduces by approximately half upon DNA binding. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.