Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) is emerging as the central protein controlling caveolae formation, caveolae trafficking, and cellular signalling. In particular, it is known that Cav-1 interacts and modulates the activity of several signalling proteins through the so-called caveolin scaffolding domain. In this paper, we used a bioinformatics approach to assess the validity of some long-standing structural features of Cav-1. We could confirm the existence of a membrane spanning region of Cav-1 and highlight an interesting pattern of palmitoylated cysteine residues explaining the structural features of the Cav-1 C-terminal region. Moreover, the scaffolding domain is predicted to have a different structure than previously reported.

Structural insights into the function of human caveolin 1

SPISNI, ENZO;TOMASI, VITTORIO;
2005

Abstract

Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) is emerging as the central protein controlling caveolae formation, caveolae trafficking, and cellular signalling. In particular, it is known that Cav-1 interacts and modulates the activity of several signalling proteins through the so-called caveolin scaffolding domain. In this paper, we used a bioinformatics approach to assess the validity of some long-standing structural features of Cav-1. We could confirm the existence of a membrane spanning region of Cav-1 and highlight an interesting pattern of palmitoylated cysteine residues explaining the structural features of the Cav-1 C-terminal region. Moreover, the scaffolding domain is predicted to have a different structure than previously reported.
BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Spisni E; Tomasi V; Cestaro A; Tosatto SC.
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