DYNLL/LC8: A light chain subunit of the dynein motor complex and beyond

Péter Rapali, Áron Szenes, László Radnai, Anita Bakos, G. Pál, L. Nyitray

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Abstract

The LC8 family members of dynein light chains (DYNLL1 and DYNLL2 in vertebrates) are highly conserved ubiquitous eukaryotic homodimer proteins that interact, besides dynein and myosin 5a motor proteins, with a large (and still incomplete) number of proteins involved in diverse biological functions. Despite an earlier suggestion that LC8 light chains function as cargo adapters of the above molecular motors, they are now recognized as regulatory hub proteins that interact with short linear motifs located in intrinsically disordered protein segments. The most prominent LC8 function is to promote dimerization of their binding partners that are often scaffold proteins of various complexes, including the intermediate chains of the dynein motor complex. Structural and functional aspects of this intriguing hub protein will be highlighted in this minireview.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2980-2996
Number of pages17
JournalFEBS Journal
Volume278
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Dyneins
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Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Dimerization
Myosins
Scaffolds
Vertebrates
Light

Keywords

  • dynein
  • hub protein
  • intracellular transport
  • linear motif
  • protein-protein interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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DYNLL/LC8 : A light chain subunit of the dynein motor complex and beyond. / Rapali, Péter; Szenes, Áron; Radnai, László; Bakos, Anita; Pál, G.; Nyitray, L.

In: FEBS Journal, Vol. 278, No. 17, 09.2011, p. 2980-2996.

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Rapali, Péter ; Szenes, Áron ; Radnai, László ; Bakos, Anita ; Pál, G. ; Nyitray, L. / DYNLL/LC8 : A light chain subunit of the dynein motor complex and beyond. In: FEBS Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 278, No. 17. pp. 2980-2996.
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