4HQK

Crystal structure of Plasmodium falciparum TRAP, P4212 form


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.192 

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Literature

Shape change in the receptor for gliding motility in Plasmodium sporozoites.

Song, G.Koksal, A.C.Lu, C.Springer, T.A.

(2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109: 21420-21425

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1218581109
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4HQN, 4HQO, 4HQF, 4HQK, 4HQL

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Sporozoite gliding motility and invasion of mosquito and vertebrate host cells in malaria is mediated by thrombospondin repeat anonymous protein (TRAP). Tandem von Willebrand factor A (VWA) and thrombospondin type I repeat (TSR) domains in TRAP conne ...

    Sporozoite gliding motility and invasion of mosquito and vertebrate host cells in malaria is mediated by thrombospondin repeat anonymous protein (TRAP). Tandem von Willebrand factor A (VWA) and thrombospondin type I repeat (TSR) domains in TRAP connect through proline-rich stalk, transmembrane, and cytoplasmic domains to the parasite actin-dependent motility apparatus. We crystallized fragments containing the VWA and TSR domains from Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum in different crystal lattices. TRAP VWA domains adopt closed and open conformations, and bind a Mg(2+) ion at a metal ion-dependent adhesion site implicated in ligand binding. Metal ion coordination in the open state is identical to that seen in the open high-affinity state of integrin I domains. The closed VWA conformation associates with a disordered TSR domain. In contrast, the open VWA conformation crystallizes with an extensible β ribbon and ordered TSR domain. The extensible β ribbon is composed of disulfide-bonded segments N- and C-terminal to the VWA domain that are largely drawn out of the closed VWA domain in a 15 Å movement to the open conformation. The extensible β ribbon and TSR domain overlap at a conserved interface. The VWA, extensible β ribbon, and TSR domains adopt a highly elongated overall orientation that would be stabilized by tensile force exerted across a ligand-receptor complex by the actin motility apparatus of the sporozoite. Our results provide insights into regulation of "stick-and-slip" parasite motility and for development of sporozoite subunit vaccines.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Immune Disease Institute, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, MA 02115, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Thrombospondin-related anonymous protein, TRAPAB207Plasmodium falciparum 3D7Mutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: TRAPPF13_0201PF3D7_1335900
Find proteins for Q76NM2 (Plasmodium falciparum (isolate 3D7))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q76NM2
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

Download Ideal Coordinates CCD File 
A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.192 
  • Space Group: P 4 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 117.707α = 90
b = 117.707β = 90
c = 65.491γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-12-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-01-09
    Changes: Database references