4v60 is a 39 chain structure with sequence from Rattus norvegicus. This structure supersedes the now removed PDB entries and 2zv5. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA. For a guided tour on the structure components use FirstGlance.
[MVP_RAT] Required for normal vault structure. Vaults are multi-subunit structures that may act as scaffolds for proteins involved in signal transduction. Vaults may also play a role in nucleo-cytoplasmic transport. Down-regulates INFG-mediated STAT1 signaling and subsequent activation of JAK. Down-regulates SRC activity and signaling through MAP kinases (By similarity).
Publication Abstract from PubMed
Vaults are among the largest cytoplasmic ribonucleoprotein particles and are found in numerous eukaryotic species. Roles in multidrug resistance and innate immunity have been suggested, but the cellular function remains unclear. We have determined the x-ray structure of rat liver vault at 3.5 angstrom resolution and show that the cage structure consists of a dimer of half-vaults, with each half-vault comprising 39 identical major vault protein (MVP) chains. Each MVP monomer folds into 12 domains: nine structural repeat domains, a shoulder domain, a cap-helix domain, and a cap-ring domain. Interactions between the 42-turn-long cap-helix domains are key to stabilizing the particle. The shoulder domain is structurally similar to a core domain of stomatin, a lipid-raft component in erythrocytes and epithelial cells.
The structure of rat liver vault at 3.5 angstrom resolution.,Tanaka H, Kato K, Yamashita E, Sumizawa T, Zhou Y, Yao M, Iwasaki K, Yoshimura M, Tsukihara T Science. 2009 Jan 16;323(5912):384-8. PMID:19150846
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↑ Tanaka H, Kato K, Yamashita E, Sumizawa T, Zhou Y, Yao M, Iwasaki K, Yoshimura M, Tsukihara T. The structure of rat liver vault at 3.5 angstrom resolution. Science. 2009 Jan 16;323(5912):384-8. PMID:19150846 doi:http://dx.doi.org/323/5912/384