Solution structure of human BCL-w: modulation of ligand binding by the C-terminal helix.

The structure of human BCL-w, an anti-apoptotic member of the BCL-2 family, was determined by triple-resonance NMR spectroscopy and molecular modeling. Introduction of a single amino acid substitution (P117V) significantly improved the quality of the NMR spectra obtained. The cytosolic domain of BCL-w consists of 8 alpha-helices, which adopt a fold similar… (More)