Journal of Biomolecular NMR

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 211–223 | Cite as

Solution structure and dynamics of melanoma inhibitory activity protein

  • Julie C. Lougheed
  • Peter J. Domaille
  • Tracy M. Handel


Melanoma inhibitory activity (MIA) is a small secreted protein that is implicated in cartilage cell maintenance and melanoma metastasis. It is representative of a recently discovered family of proteins that contain a Src Homologous 3 (SH3) subdomain. While SH3 domains are normally found in intracellular proteins and mediate protein-protein interactions via recognition of polyproline helices, MIA is single-domain extracellular protein, and it probably binds to a different class of ligands.

Here we report the assignments, solution structure, and dynamics of human MIA determined by heteronuclear NMR methods. The structures were calculated in a semi-automated manner without manual assignment of NOE crosspeaks, and have a backbone rmsd of 0.38 Å over the ordered regions of the protein. The structure consists of an SH3-like subdomain with N- and C-terminal extensions of approximately 20 amino acids each that together form a novel fold. The rmsd between the solution structure and our recently reported crystal structure is 0.86 Å over the ordered regions of the backbone, and the main differences are localized to the most dynamic regions of the protein. The similarity between the NMR and crystal structures supports the use of automated NOE assignments and ambiguous restraints to accelerate the calculation of NMR structures.

ambiguous restraints automated NOE assignments CD-RAP crystal structure MIA NMR structure SH3 subdomain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie C. Lougheed
    • 1
  • Peter J. Domaille
    • 2
  • Tracy M. Handel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyU.S.A
  2. 2.Dupont Pharmaceuticals CompanyWilmingtonU.S.A

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