Intrinsic disorder in cell signaling and gene transcription

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Title
Intrinsic disorder in cell signaling and gene transcription
Author(s)
A Tantos; Kyou Hoon Han; P Tompa
Bibliographic Citation
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, vol. 348, no. 2, pp. 457-465
Publication Year
2012
Abstract
Structural disorder, which enables unique modes of action often associated with molecular recognition and folding induced by a partner, is widespread in eukaryotic proteomes. Due to the ensuing advantages, such as specificity without strong binding, adaptability to multiple partners and subtle regulation by post-translational modification, structural disorder is prevalent in proteins of signaling and regulatory functions, such as membrane receptors, scaffold proteins, cytoskeletal proteins, transcription factors and nuclear hormone receptors. In this review we survey the most important aspects of structural disorder, with major focus on features and advantages pertinent to signal transduction. Our major goal is to elucidate how the functional requirements of these protein classes concur with specific functional modes disorder enables.
Keyword
Intrinsically disordered proteinNuclear hormone receptorSignal transductionSteroid hormone receptorTranscription regulation
ISSN
0303-7207
Publisher
Elsevier
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mce.2011.07.015
Type
Article
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