6BD4

Crystal structure of human apo-Frizzled4 receptor


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.233 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.211 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the Frizzled 4 receptor in a ligand-free state.

Yang, S.Wu, Y.Xu, T.H.de Waal, P.W.He, Y.Pu, M.Chen, Y.DeBruine, Z.J.Zhang, B.Zaidi, S.A.Popov, P.Guo, Y.Han, G.W.Lu, Y.Suino-Powell, K.Dong, S.Harikumar, K.G.Miller, L.J.Katritch, V.Xu, H.E.Shui, W.Stevens, R.C.Melcher, K.Zhao, S.Xu, F.

(2018) Nature 560: 666-670

  • DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0447-x
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6BD4

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Frizzled receptors (FZDs) are class-F G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that function in Wnt signalling and are essential for developing and adult organisms 1,2 . As central mediators in this complex signalling pathway, FZDs serve as gat ...

    Frizzled receptors (FZDs) are class-F G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that function in Wnt signalling and are essential for developing and adult organisms 1,2 . As central mediators in this complex signalling pathway, FZDs serve as gatekeeping proteins both for drug intervention and for the development of probes in basic and in therapeutic research. Here we present an atomic-resolution structure of the human Frizzled 4 receptor (FZD4) transmembrane domain in the absence of a bound ligand. The structure reveals an unusual transmembrane architecture in which helix VI is short and tightly packed, and is distinct from all other GPCR structures reported so far. Within this unique transmembrane fold is an extremely narrow and highly hydrophilic pocket that is not amenable to the binding of traditional GPCR ligands. We show that such a pocket is conserved across all FZDs, which may explain the long-standing difficulties in the development of ligands for these receptors. Molecular dynamics simulations on the microsecond timescale and mutational analysis uncovered two coupled, dynamic kinks located at helix VII that are involved in FZD4 activation. The stability of the structure in its ligand-free form, an unfavourable pocket for ligand binding and the two unusual kinks on helix VII suggest that FZDs may have evolved a novel ligand-recognition and activation mechanism that is distinct from that of other GPCRs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    School of Life Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China. xufei@shanghaitech.edu.cn.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Frizzled-4/Rubredoxin chimeric proteinA420Homo sapiensClostridium pasteurianumMutation(s): 4 
Gene Names: FZD4
Membrane protein
Mpstruc
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: ALPHA-HELICAL
Sub Group: 
G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs): Class F
Protein: 
Class F GPCR: Frizzled 4 (FZD 4) receptor in the ligand-free state
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PHAROS  Q9ULV1
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
OLC
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A
(2R)-2,3-dihydroxypropyl (9Z)-octadec-9-enoate
C21 H40 O4
RZRNAYUHWVFMIP-GDCKJWNLSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
OLA
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A
OLEIC ACID
C18 H34 O2
ZQPPMHVWECSIRJ-KTKRTIGZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
ZN
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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
UNX
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A
UNKNOWN ATOM OR ION
X
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.233 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.211 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 61.67α = 90
b = 154.69β = 90
c = 114.4γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
BUSTERrefinement
XDSdata scaling
PHENIXphasing
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-08-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-09-05
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2018-09-12
    Changes: Data collection, Database references