1QZ1

Crystal Structure of the Ig 1-2-3 fragment of NCAM


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.238 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 

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Literature

Structure and interactions of NCAM Ig1-2-3 suggest a novel zipper mechanism for homophilic adhesion

Soroka, V.Kolkova, K.Kastrup, J.S.Diederichs, K.Breed, J.Kiselyov, V.V.Poulsen, F.M.Larsen, I.K.Welte, W.Berezin, V.Bock, E.Kasper, C.

(2003) Structure 11: 1291-1301

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2003.09.006
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1QZ1

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM, mediates Ca(2+)-independent cell-cell and cell-substratum adhesion via homophilic (NCAM-NCAM) and heterophilic (NCAM-non-NCAM molecules) binding. NCAM plays a key role in neural development, regeneration, and syna ...

    The neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM, mediates Ca(2+)-independent cell-cell and cell-substratum adhesion via homophilic (NCAM-NCAM) and heterophilic (NCAM-non-NCAM molecules) binding. NCAM plays a key role in neural development, regeneration, and synaptic plasticity, including learning and memory consolidation. The crystal structure of a fragment comprising the three N-terminal Ig modules of rat NCAM has been determined to 2.0 A resolution. Based on crystallographic data and biological experiments we present a novel model for NCAM homophilic binding. The Ig1 and Ig2 modules mediate dimerization of NCAM molecules situated on the same cell surface (cis interactions), whereas the Ig3 module mediates interactions between NCAM molecules expressed on the surface of opposing cells (trans interactions) through simultaneous binding to the Ig1 and Ig2 modules. This arrangement results in two perpendicular zippers forming a double zipper-like NCAM adhesion complex.


    Related Citations: 
    • STRUCTURAL BASIS OF CELL-CELL ADHESION BY NCAM
      Kasper, C., Rasmussen, H., Kastrup, J.S., Ikemizu, S., Jones, E.Y., Berezin, V., Bock, E., Larsen, I.K.
      (2000) Nat Struct Biol 7: 389
    • Expression, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of the two amino-terminal Ig domains of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM)
      Kasper, C., Rasmussen, H., Berezin, V., Bock, E., Larsen, I.K.
      (1999) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 55: 1598

    Organizational Affiliation

    Protein Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Panum Institute, Blegdamsvej 3 C, DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Neural cell adhesion molecule 1, 140 kDa isoform A291Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Ncam1Ncam
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Go to UniProtKB:  P13596
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.238 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 
  • Space Group: I 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 51.44α = 90
b = 107.76β = 90
c = 149.3γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-11-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-04-04
    Changes: Data collection