Molecules 2022 Mar 7;27(5). Epub 2022 Mar 7.
National Research Council, Institute of Food Science, 83100 Avellino, Italy.
Human menin is a nuclear protein that participates in many cellular processes, as transcriptional regulation, DNA damage repair, cell signaling, cell division, proliferation, and migration, by interacting with many other proteins. Mutations of the gene encoding menin cause multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), a rare autosomal dominant disorder associated with tumors of the endocrine glands. In order to characterize the structural and functional effects at protein level of the hundreds of missense variations, we investigated by computational methods the wild-type menin and more than 200 variants, predicting the amino acid variations that change secondary structure, solvent accessibility, salt-bridge and H-bond interactions, protein thermostability, and altering the capability to bind known protein interactors. Read More