4DMU

Crystal structure of the von Willebrand factor A3 domain in complex with a collagen III derived triple-helical peptide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.202 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.204 

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Literature

Implications for collagen I chain registry from the structure of the collagen von Willebrand factor A3 domain complex.

Brondijk, T.H.Bihan, D.Farndale, R.W.Huizinga, E.G.

(2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109: 5253-5258

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1112388109
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4DMU, 4DMT

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Fibrillar collagens, the most abundant proteins in the vertebrate body, are involved in a plethora of biological interactions. Plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF) mediates adhesion of blood platelets to fibrillar collagen types I, II, and III, whi ...

    Fibrillar collagens, the most abundant proteins in the vertebrate body, are involved in a plethora of biological interactions. Plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF) mediates adhesion of blood platelets to fibrillar collagen types I, II, and III, which is essential for normal haemostasis. High affinity VWF-binding sequences have been identified in the homotrimeric collagen types II and III, however, it is unclear how VWF recognizes the heterotrimeric collagen type I, the superstructure of which is unknown. Here we present the crystal structure of VWF domain A3 bound to a collagen type III-derived homotrimeric peptide. Our structure reveals that VWF-A3 interacts with all three collagen chains and binds through conformational selection to a sequence that is one triplet longer than was previously appreciated from platelet and VWF binding studies. The VWF-binding site overlaps those of SPARC (also known as osteonectin) and discodin domain receptor 2, but is more extended and shifted toward the collagen amino terminus. The observed collagen-binding mode of VWF-A3 provides direct structural constraints on collagen I chain registry. A VWF-binding site can be generated from the sequences RGQAGVMF, present in the two α1(I) chains, and RGEOGNIGF, in the unique α2(I) chain, provided that α2(I) is in the middle or trailing position. Combining these data with previous structural data on integrin binding to collagen yields strong support for the trailing position of the α2(I) chain, shedding light on the fundamental and long-standing question of the collagen I chain registry.


    Organizational Affiliation

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



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Collagen III derived triple-helical peptide ACEGIK87N/AMutation(s): 0 
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
von Willebrand factor BDFHJL192Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: VWFF8VWF
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Go to UniProtKB:  P04275
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PHAROS:  P04275
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
HYP
Query on HYP
A,C,E,G,I,KL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H9 N O3PRO
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.202 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.204 
  • Space Group: P 6
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 187.614α = 90
b = 187.614β = 90
c = 89.373γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata scaling
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-03-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-04-04
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2012-04-18
    Changes: Database references