Crystal Structure of the Nup85/Seh1 Complex
[SEH1_YEAST] Functions as a component of the nuclear pore complex (NPC). NPC components, collectively referred to as nucleoporins (NUPs), can play the role of both NPC structural components and of docking or interaction partners for transiently associated nuclear transport factors. Involved in nuclear poly(A)+ RNA export and NPC biogenesis. It is also required for normal nuclear morphology. Component of the SEA complex which coats the vacuolar membrane and is involved in intracellular trafficking, autophagy, response to nitrogen starvation, and amino acid biogenesis.    [NUP85_YEAST] Functions as a component of the nuclear pore complex (NPC). NPC components, collectively referred to as nucleoporins (NUPs), can play the role of both NPC structural components and of docking or interaction partners for transiently associated nuclear transport factors. NUP85 is involved in nuclear poly(A)+ RNA and pre-ribosome export, in GSP1 nuclear import, in NPC assembly and distribution, as well as in nuclear envelope organization.     
Publication Abstract from PubMed
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) facilitate nucleocytoplasmic transport. These massive assemblies comprise an eight-fold symmetric scaffold of architectural proteins and central-channel phenylalanine-glycine-repeat proteins forming the transport barrier. We determined the Nup85*Seh1 structure, a module in the heptameric Nup84 complex, at 3.5 A resolution. Structural, biochemical, and genetic analyses position the Nup84 complex in two peripheral NPC rings. We establish a conserved tripartite element, the ancestral coatomer element ACE1, that reoccurs in several nucleoporins and vesicle coat proteins, providing structural evidence of coevolution from a common ancestor. We identify interactions that define the organization of the Nup84 complex based on comparison with vesicle coats and confirmed the sites by mutagenesis. We propose the NPC scaffold, like vesicle coats, is composed of polygons with vertices and edges forming a membrane-proximal lattice providing docking sites for additional nucleoporins.
Structural Evidence for Common Ancestry of the Nuclear Pore Complex and Vesicle Coats.,Brohawn SG, Leksa NC, Spear ED, Rajashankar KR, Schwartz TU Science. 2008 Oct 30. PMID:18974315
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