Biomolecular NMR Assignments

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 149–153 | Cite as

NMR resonance assignments of the NZF domain of mouse HOIL-1L free and bound to linear di-ubiquitin

  • Naoki Ishii
  • Erik Walinda
  • Naoto Iwakawa
  • Daichi Morimoto
  • Kazuhiro Iwai
  • Kenji Sugase
  • Masahiro ShirakawaEmail author


Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) activation plays a central role in immunity and inflammation. In the canonical NF-κB activation pathway, linear polyubiquitin chains conjugated by the linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC) are specifically recognized by the Npl4 zinc finger (NZF) domain of heme-oxidized IRP2 ligase-1L (HOIL-1L). Recently, a crystal structure of the NZF domain in complex with linear di-ubiquitin has been reported; however, to understand the recognition mechanism in more detail, it is also necessary to investigate the structure and dynamics of the NZF domain in solution. In this study, we report the 1H, 13C, and 15N backbone and side chain resonance assignments of the NZF domain in the free form as well as the backbone resonance assignments of the NZF domain in the di-ubiquitin-bound form. Based on the assigned chemical shifts, we analyzed the secondary structure propensity, suggesting that the free form of the NZF domain forms secondary structure elements as observed in the di-ubiquitin-bound form. We expect that our data will provide an important basis for characterization of the free NZF domain and elucidation of the detailed recognition mechanism in solution.


NF-κB LUBAC HOIL-1L Npl4 zinc finger Linear polyubiquitin 



This study was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 18K14665 and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED, Grant Number JP16gm0510004).

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The authors declare no competing financial interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Graduate School of MedicineKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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