1AUQ

A1 DOMAIN OF VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the von Willebrand Factor A1 domain and implications for the binding of platelet glycoprotein Ib.

Emsley, J.Cruz, M.Handin, R.Liddington, R.

(1998) J.Biol.Chem. 273: 10396-10401


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • von Willebrand Factor (vWF) is a multimeric protein that mediates platelet adhesion to exposed subendothelium at sites of vascular injury under conditions of high flow/shear. The A1 domain of vWF (vWF-A1) forms the principal binding site for platelet ...

    von Willebrand Factor (vWF) is a multimeric protein that mediates platelet adhesion to exposed subendothelium at sites of vascular injury under conditions of high flow/shear. The A1 domain of vWF (vWF-A1) forms the principal binding site for platelet glycoprotein Ib (GpIb), an interaction that is tightly regulated. We report here the crystal structure of the vWF-A1 domain at 2.3-A resolution. As expected, the overall fold is similar to that of the vWF-A3 and integrin I domains. However, the structure also contains N- and C-terminal arms that wrap across the lower surface of the domain. Unlike the integrin I domains, vWF-A1 does not contain a metal ion-dependent adhesion site motif. Analysis of the available mutagenesis data suggests that the activator botrocetin binds to the right-hand face of the domain containing helices alpha5 and alpha6. Possible binding sites for GpIb are the front and upper surfaces of the domain. Natural mutations that lead to constitutive GpIb binding (von Willebrand type IIb disease) cluster in a different site, at the interface between the lower surface and the terminal arms, suggesting that they disrupt a regulatory region rather than forming part of the primary GpIb binding site. A possible pathway for propagating structural changes from the regulatory region to the ligand-binding surface is discussed.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
A1 DOMAIN OF VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR
A
208Homo sapiensGene Names: VWF (F8VWF)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P04275
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CD
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A
CADMIUM ION
Cd
WLZRMCYVCSSEQC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.186 
  • Space Group: P 61
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 86.395α = 90.00
b = 86.395β = 90.00
c = 68.125γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
X-PLORrefinement
X-PLORphasing
DENZOdata reduction
X-PLORmodel building

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1998-10-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2011-09-14
    Type: Non-polymer description