Chaperone-mediated reversible inhibition of the sarcomeric myosin power stroke

Paul Nicholls, Pawel Bujalowski, Henry F. Epstein, Darren F. Boehning, José M. Barral, Andres Oberhauser

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Abstract

Molecular chaperones are required for successful folding and assembly of sarcomeric myosin in skeletal and cardiac muscle. Here, we show that the chaperone UNC-45B inhibits the actin translocation function of myosin. Further, we show that Hsp90, another chaperone involved in sarcomere development, allows the myosin to resume actin translocation. These previously unknown activities may play a key role in sarcomere development, preventing untimely myosin powerstrokes from disrupting the precise alignment of the sarcomere until it has formed completely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3977-3981
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume588
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2014

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Keywords

  • Actin-translocation
  • Chaperone
  • Hsp90
  • UNC-45

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Structural Biology
  • Medicine(all)

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