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Protein

Tubulin alpha-3 chain

Gene

Tuba3a

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Organism
Mus musculus (Mouse)
Status
Reviewed-Annotation score: -Experimental evidence at protein leveli

Functioni

Tubulin is the major constituent of microtubules. It binds two moles of GTP, one at an exchangeable site on the beta chain and one at a non-exchangeable site on the alpha chain.

Sites

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Sitei450Involved in polymerizationBy similarity1

Regions

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Nucleotide bindingi142 – 148GTPSequence analysis7

GO - Molecular functioni

GO - Biological processi

Keywordsi

LigandGTP-binding, Nucleotide-binding

Enzyme and pathway databases

ReactomeiR-MMU-190840 Microtubule-dependent trafficking of connexons from Golgi to the plasma membrane
R-MMU-2132295 MHC class II antigen presentation
R-MMU-2467813 Separation of Sister Chromatids
R-MMU-2500257 Resolution of Sister Chromatid Cohesion
R-MMU-3371497 HSP90 chaperone cycle for steroid hormone receptors (SHR)
R-MMU-380320 Recruitment of NuMA to mitotic centrosomes
R-MMU-437239 Recycling pathway of L1
R-MMU-5620924 Intraflagellar transport
R-MMU-5626467 RHO GTPases activate IQGAPs
R-MMU-5663220 RHO GTPases Activate Formins
R-MMU-6807878 COPI-mediated anterograde transport
R-MMU-6811434 COPI-dependent Golgi-to-ER retrograde traffic
R-MMU-6811436 COPI-independent Golgi-to-ER retrograde traffic
R-MMU-68877 Mitotic Prometaphase
R-MMU-8852276 The role of GTSE1 in G2/M progression after G2 checkpoint
R-MMU-8955332 Carboxyterminal post-translational modifications of tubulin
R-MMU-983189 Kinesins

Names & Taxonomyi

Protein namesi
Recommended name:
Tubulin alpha-3 chain
Alternative name(s):
Alpha-tubulin 3/7
Alpha-tubulin isotype M-alpha-3/7
Tubulin alpha-3/alpha-7 chain
Cleaved into the following chain:
Gene namesi
Name:Tuba3a
Synonyms:Tuba3
AND
Name:Tuba3b
Synonyms:Tuba7
OrganismiMus musculus (Mouse)
Taxonomic identifieri10090 [NCBI]
Taxonomic lineageiEukaryotaMetazoaChordataCraniataVertebrataEuteleostomiMammaliaEutheriaEuarchontogliresGliresRodentiaMyomorphaMuroideaMuridaeMurinaeMusMus
Proteomesi
  • UP000000589 Componenti: Chromosome 6

Organism-specific databases

MGIiMGI:1095406 Tuba3a
MGI:1095408 Tuba3b

Subcellular locationi

Extracellular region or secreted Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion Manual annotation Automatic computational assertionGraphics by Christian Stolte; Source: COMPARTMENTS

Keywords - Cellular componenti

Cytoplasm, Cytoskeleton, Microtubule

PTM / Processingi

Molecule processing

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
ChainiPRO_00000481221 – 450Tubulin alpha-3 chainAdd BLAST450
ChainiPRO_00004374011 – 449Detyrosinated tubulin alpha-3 chain2 PublicationsAdd BLAST449

Amino acid modifications

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
Modified residuei40N6-acetyllysineBy similarity1
Modified residuei48PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei83Nitrated tyrosineBy similarity1
Modified residuei432PhosphotyrosineBy similarity1
Modified residuei439PhosphoserineBy similarity1
Modified residuei4503'-nitrotyrosineBy similarity1

Post-translational modificationi

Some glutamate residues at the C-terminus are polyglycylated, resulting in polyglycine chains on the gamma-carboxyl group. Glycylation is mainly limited to tubulin incorporated into axonemes (cilia and flagella) whereas glutamylation is prevalent in neuronal cells, centrioles, axonemes, and the mitotic spindle. Both modifications can coexist on the same protein on adjacent residues, and lowering polyglycylation levels increases polyglutamylation, and reciprocally. The precise function of polyglycylation is still unclear.1 Publication
Some glutamate residues at the C-terminus are polyglutamylated, resulting in polyglutamate chains on the gamma-carboxyl group (PubMed:15890843). Polyglutamylation plays a key role in microtubule severing by spastin (SPAST). SPAST preferentially recognizes and acts on microtubules decorated with short polyglutamate tails: severing activity by SPAST increases as the number of glutamates per tubulin rises from one to eight, but decreases beyond this glutamylation threshold (By similarity).By similarity1 Publication
Acetylation of alpha chains at Lys-40 is located inside the microtubule lumen. This modification has been correlated with increased microtubule stability, intracellular transport and ciliary assembly.By similarity
Methylation of alpha chains at Lys-40 is found in mitotic microtubules and is required for normal mitosis and cytokinesis contributing to genomic stability.By similarity
Nitration of Tyr-450 is irreversible and interferes with normal dynein intracellular distribution.By similarity
Undergoes a tyrosination/detyrosination cycle, the cyclic removal and re-addition of a C-terminal tyrosine residue by the enzymes tubulin tyrosine carboxypeptidase (TTCP) and tubulin tyrosine ligase (TTL), respectively.4 Publications
Tubulin alpha-3 chain: Tyrosination promotes microtubule interaction with CAP-Gly domain-containing proteins such as CLIP1, CLIP2 and DCTN1 (PubMed:16954346, PubMed:19564401). Tyrosination regulates the initiation of dynein-dynactin motility via interaction with DCTN1, which brings the dynein-dynactin complex into contact with microtubules. In neurons, tyrosinated tubulins mediate the initiation of retrograde vesicle transport (By similarity).By similarity2 Publications
Detyrosinated tubulin alpha-3 chain: Detyrosination is involved in metaphase plate congression by guiding chromosomes during mitosis: detyrosination promotes interaction with CENPE, promoting pole-proximal transport of chromosomes toward the equator (By similarity). Detyrosination increases microtubules-dependent mechanotransduction in dystrophic cardiac and skeletal muscle (PubMed:26446751). In cardiomyocytes, detyrosinated microtubules are required to resist to contractile compression during contraction: detyrosination promotes association with desmin (DES) at force-generating sarcomeres, leading to buckled microtubules and mechanical resistance to contraction (PubMed:27102488).By similarity2 Publications

Keywords - PTMi

Acetylation, Methylation, Nitration, Phosphoprotein

Proteomic databases

PaxDbiP05214
PeptideAtlasiP05214
PRIDEiP05214

2D gel databases

REPRODUCTION-2DPAGEiP05214

PTM databases

iPTMnetiP05214
PhosphoSitePlusiP05214

Expressioni

Tissue specificityi

Alpha-3 and alpha-7 are identical but coded by two different genes, they are testis-specific.1 Publication

Gene expression databases

BgeeiENSMUSG00000067338
CleanExiMM_TUBA3A
MM_TUBA3B
ExpressionAtlasiP05214 baseline and differential
GenevisibleiP05214 MM

Interactioni

Subunit structurei

Dimer of alpha and beta chains. A typical microtubule is a hollow water-filled tube with an outer diameter of 25 nm and an inner diameter of 15 nM. Alpha-beta heterodimers associate head-to-tail to form protofilaments running lengthwise along the microtubule wall with the beta-tubulin subunit facing the microtubule plus end conferring a structural polarity. Microtubules usually have 13 protofilaments but different protofilament numbers can be found in some organisms and specialized cells.

Protein-protein interaction databases

BioGridi204374, 71 interactors
IntActiP05214, 69 interactors
STRINGi10090.ENSMUSP00000085580

Structurei

3D structure databases

ProteinModelPortaliP05214
SMRiP05214
ModBaseiSearch...
MobiDBiSearch...

Family & Domainsi

Sequence similaritiesi

Belongs to the tubulin family.Curated

Phylogenomic databases

eggNOGiKOG1376 Eukaryota
COG5023 LUCA
GeneTreeiENSGT00760000119060
HOGENOMiHOG000165711
HOVERGENiHBG000089
InParanoidiP05214
KOiK07374
OMAiGICYQAP
OrthoDBiEOG091G0736
PhylomeDBiP05214
TreeFamiTF300314

Family and domain databases

Gene3Di1.10.287.600, 1 hit
3.30.1330.20, 1 hit
3.40.50.1440, 1 hit
InterProiView protein in InterPro
IPR002452 Alpha_tubulin
IPR008280 Tub_FtsZ_C
IPR000217 Tubulin
IPR018316 Tubulin/FtsZ_2-layer-sand-dom
IPR037103 Tubulin/FtsZ_C_sf
IPR036525 Tubulin/FtsZ_GTPase_sf
IPR023123 Tubulin_C
IPR017975 Tubulin_CS
IPR003008 Tubulin_FtsZ_GTPase
PANTHERiPTHR11588 PTHR11588, 1 hit
PfamiView protein in Pfam
PF00091 Tubulin, 1 hit
PF03953 Tubulin_C, 1 hit
PRINTSiPR01162 ALPHATUBULIN
PR01161 TUBULIN
SMARTiView protein in SMART
SM00864 Tubulin, 1 hit
SM00865 Tubulin_C, 1 hit
SUPFAMiSSF52490 SSF52490, 1 hit
SSF55307 SSF55307, 1 hit
PROSITEiView protein in PROSITE
PS00227 TUBULIN, 1 hit

Sequencei

Sequence statusi: Complete.

Sequence processingi: The displayed sequence is further processed into a mature form.

P05214-1 [UniParc]FASTAAdd to basket

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MRECISIHVG QAGVQIGNAC WELYCLEHGI QPDGQMPSDK TIGGGDDSFN
60 70 80 90 100
TFFSETGAGK HVPRAVFVDL EPTVVDEVRT GTYRQLFHPE QLITGKEDAA
110 120 130 140 150
NNYARGHYTI GKEIVDLVLD RIRKLADLCT GLQGFLIFHS FGGGTGSGFA
160 170 180 190 200
SLLMERLSVD YGKKSKLEFA IYPAPQVSTA VVEPYNSILT THTTLEHSDC
210 220 230 240 250
AFMVDNEAIY DICRRNLDIE RPTYTNLNRL IGQIVSSITA SLRFDGALNV
260 270 280 290 300
DLTEFQTNLV PYPRIHFPLA TYAPVISAEK AYHEQLSVAE ITNACFEPAN
310 320 330 340 350
QMVKCDPRHG KYMACCMLYR GDVVPKDVNA AIATIKTKRT IQFVDWCPTG
360 370 380 390 400
FKVGINYQPP TVVPGGDLAK VQRAVCMLSN TTAIAEAWAR LDHKFDLMYA
410 420 430 440 450
KRAFVHWYVG EGMEEGEFSE AREDLAALEK DYEEVGVDSV EAEAEEGEEY
Length:450
Mass (Da):49,960
Last modified:August 13, 1987 - v1
Checksum:i2A78714CBA782D55
GO

Sequence databases

Select the link destinations:
EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
M13442 mRNA Translation: AAA40501.1
M13443 mRNA Translation: AAA40504.1
BC050769 mRNA Translation: AAH50769.1
BC050770 mRNA Translation: AAH50770.1
CCDSiCCDS39640.1
CCDS39707.1
PIRiI77426
RefSeqiNP_033472.1, NM_009446.3
NP_033475.1, NM_009449.3
UniGeneiMm.270295
Mm.287784

Genome annotation databases

EnsembliENSMUST00000087445; ENSMUSP00000084713; ENSMUSG00000067338
ENSMUST00000088246; ENSMUSP00000085580; ENSMUSG00000067702
GeneIDi22144
22147
KEGGimmu:22144
mmu:22147
UCSCiuc009dui.1 mouse

Similar proteinsi

Entry informationi

Entry nameiTBA3_MOUSE
AccessioniPrimary (citable) accession number: P05214
Entry historyiIntegrated into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: August 13, 1987
Last sequence update: August 13, 1987
Last modified: May 23, 2018
This is version 170 of the entry and version 1 of the sequence. See complete history.
Entry statusiReviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
Annotation programChordata Protein Annotation Program

Miscellaneousi

Keywords - Technical termi

Complete proteome, Direct protein sequencing, Reference proteome

Documents

  1. MGD cross-references
    Mouse Genome Database (MGD) cross-references in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
  2. SIMILARITY comments
    Index of protein domains and families

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