2XWJ

Crystal Structure of Complement C3b in Complex with Factor B


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.281 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.230 

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Literature

Structures of C3B in Complex with Factors B and D Give Insight Into Complement Convertase Formation.

Forneris, F.Ricklin, D.Wu, J.Tzekou, A.Wallace, R.S.Lambris, J.D.Gros, P.

(2010) Science 330: 1816

  • DOI: 10.1126/science.1195821
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2XWB, 2XW9, 2XWJ, 2XWA

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Activation of the complement cascade induces inflammatory responses and marks cells for immune clearance. In the central complement-amplification step, a complex consisting of surface-bound C3b and factor B is cleaved by factor D to generate active convertases on targeted surfaces ...

    Activation of the complement cascade induces inflammatory responses and marks cells for immune clearance. In the central complement-amplification step, a complex consisting of surface-bound C3b and factor B is cleaved by factor D to generate active convertases on targeted surfaces. We present crystal structures of the pro-convertase C3bB at 4 angstrom resolution and its complex with factor D at 3.5 angstrom resolution. Our data show how factor B binding to C3b forms an open "activation" state of C3bB. Factor D specifically binds the open conformation of factor B through a site distant from the catalytic center and is activated by the substrate, which displaces factor D's self-inhibitory loop. This concerted proteolytic mechanism, which is cofactor-dependent and substrate-induced, restricts complement amplification to C3b-tagged target cells.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Crystal and Structural Chemistry, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, Netherlands.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
COMPLEMENT C3 BETA CHAIN ACEG645Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: C3CPAMD1
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
COMPLEMENT C3 ALPHA CHAIN BDFH915Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: C3CPAMD1
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Entity ID: 3
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COMPLEMENT FACTOR B IJKL741Homo sapiensMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: CFBBFBFD
EC: 3.4.21.47
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.00 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.281 
  • R-Value Work: 0.228 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.230 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 262.16α = 90
b = 297.87β = 90
c = 341.44γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
iMOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2011-01-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-04-11
    Changes: Database references, Other, Refinement description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Other, Structure summary