The microtubule regulatory protein colonic and hepatic tumor overexpressed gene (chTOG), also known as cytoskeleleton associated protein 5 (CKAP5) plays an important role in organizing the cytoskeleton and in particular in the assembly of k-fibres in mitosis. Recently, we dissected the hitherto poorly understood C-terminus of this protein by discovering two new domains—a cryptic TOG domain (TOG6) and a smaller, helical domain at the very C-terminus. It was shown that the C-terminal domain is important for the interaction with the TACC domain in TACC3 during the assembly of k-fibres in a ternary complex that also includes clathrin. Here we now present the solution NMR assignment of the chTOG C-terminal domain which confirms our earlier prediction that it is mainly made of α-helices. However, the appearance of the 1H–15N HSQC spectrum is indicative of the presence of a considerable amount of unstructured and possibly flexible portions of protein in the domain.
- Cell cycle