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Binding of DnaJ (white) to Hsp70 in solution  and in the crystal (orange)


Ahmad A, Bhattacharya A, McDonald RA, Cordes M, Ellington B, Bertelsen EB, Zuiderweg ER.

Heat shock protein 70 kDa chaperone/DnaJ cochaperone complex employs an unusual dynamic interface.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 108; 18966-18971 (2011)



Structures of Hsp70 proteins in solution (yellow and blue) vs crystal strucures (red and green)


Bertelsen, E.B., Chang, L., Gestwicki, J.E. and Zuiderweg, E.R.P. “Solution conformation of E.coli Hsp70 complexed with ADP and substrate”.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106, 8471-8476 (2009)


Revington, M., Zhang, Yip, G.N.B., Kurochkin, A.V. and Zuiderweg, E.R.P.  NMR investigations of allosteric processes in a two-domain Thermus Thermophilus Hsp70 molecular chaperone, J. Mol. Biol. 349, 163-183 (2005)




ATP/ADP conformational change in Hsp70 in the crystal (left) and in solution (right)


Bhattacharya, A., Kurochkin, A.V., Yip, G.N.B., Zhang, Y., Bertelsen, E.B.  and Zuiderweg. E.R.P. Allostery in the Hsp70 chaperones is transduced by subdomain rotations.

J. Mol. Biol. 388, 475-90, 2009



Binding site of the anti-cancer drug MKT-077 (cyan)  to Hsp70


Rousaki A, Miyata Y, Jinwal UK, Dickey CA, Gestwicki JE, Zuiderweg ER.

Allosteric drugs: the interaction of antitumor compound MKT-077 with human Hsp70 chaperones.

J Mol Biol., 411, 614-632. (2011)