COMP and TSP-4 interact specifically with the novel GXKGHR motif only found in fibrillar collagens

COMP (cartilage oligomeric matrix protein) is a member of the thrombospondin family and forms homopentamers as well as mixed heterooligomers with its closely related family member TSP-4. COMP is long known to bind to col
COMP (cartilage oligomeric matrix protein) is a member of the thrombospondin family and forms homopentamers as well as mixed heterooligomers with its closely related family member TSP-4. COMP is long known to bind to collagens and to influence collagen fibril formation. Recent work indicates that already intracellular interaction with collagen is important for collagen secretion. However, the exact binding site of COMP on the collagen triple helix has not been described up to now. In this study we have identified a GXKGHR motif on the collagen II helix to bind to COMP, using a recombinantly expressed collagen II peptide library. This binding sequence is conserved throughout evolution and we demonstrate that TSP-4 binds to the same sequence. The identified binding motif overlaps with the recognition sites of many other collagen-binding partners (e.g. PEDF, Heparin) and also spans the lysine residues, which form collagen cross-links. COMP might thereby protect collagen helices from premature modification and cross-linking. Interestingly, this motif is only found in classical fibrillar collagens, although COMP is known to also bind other types. This might indicate that COMP has a unique interface for fibrillar collagens, thus making it an interesting target for the development of antifibrotic drugs.
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Author:Jan Martin Ulrich Gebauer, Anna Köhler, Helen Dietmar, Monika Gompert, Ines Neundorf, Frank Zaucke, Manuel Koch, Ulrich Baumann
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-484949
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35447-8
ISSN:2045-2322
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=30464261
Parent Title (English):Scientific reports
Publisher:Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature
Place of publication:[London]
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2018
Date of first Publication:2018/11/21
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/12/13
Tag:Molecular medicine; Proteins
Volume:8
Issue:1, Art. 17187
Pagenumber:13
First Page:1
Last Page:13
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HeBIS PPN:446223751
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
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