Biomolecular NMR assignments 2018 03 28() doi 10.1007/s12104-018-9819-2
FROUNT is a cytoplasmic protein that interacts with the membrane-proximal C-terminal regions (Pro-Cs) of the CCR2 and CCR5 chemokine receptors. The interactions between FROUNT and the chemokine receptors play an important role in the migration of inflammatory immune cells. Therefore, FROUNT is a potential drug target for inflammatory diseases. However, the structural basis of the interactions between FROUNT and the chemokine receptors remains to be elucidated. We previously identified the C-terminal region (residues 532-656) of FROUNT as the structural domain responsible for the Pro-C binding, referred to as the chemokine receptor-binding domain (CRBD), and then constructed its mutant, bearing L538E/P612S mutations, with improved NMR spectral quality, referred to as CRBD_LEPS. We now report the main-chain and side-chainH,C, andN resonance assignments of CRBD_LEPS. The NMR signals of CRBD_LEPS were well dispersed and their intensities were uniform on theH-N HSQC spectrum, and thus almost all of the main-chain and side-chain resonances were assigned. This assignment information provides the foundation for NMR studies of the three-dimensional structure of CRBD_LEPS in solution and its interactions with chemokine receptors.