1EDH

E-CADHERIN DOMAINS 1 AND 2 IN COMPLEX WITH CALCIUM


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.206 

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Literature

Structural basis of calcium-induced E-cadherin rigidification and dimerization.

Nagar, B.Overduin, M.Ikura, M.Rini, J.M.

(1996) Nature 380: 360-364

  • DOI: 10.1038/380360a0

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The cadherins mediate cell adhesion and play a fundamental role in normal development. They participate in the maintenance of proper cell-cell contacts: for example, reduced levels of epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin) correlate with increased invasive ...

    The cadherins mediate cell adhesion and play a fundamental role in normal development. They participate in the maintenance of proper cell-cell contacts: for example, reduced levels of epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin) correlate with increased invasiveness in many human tumour cell types. The cadherins typically consist of five tandemly repeated extracellular domains, a single membrane-spanning segment and a cytoplasmic region. The N-terminal extracellular domains mediate cell-cell contact while the cytoplasmic region interacts with the cytoskeleton through the catenins. Cadherins depend on calcium for their function: removal of calcium abolishes adhesive activity, renders cadherins vulnerable to proteases (reviewed in ref. 4) and, in E-cadherin, induces a dramatic reversible conformational change in the entire extracellular region. We report here the X-ray crystal structure at 2.0 A resolution of the two N-terminal extracellular domains of E-cadherin in the presence of calcium. The structure reveals a two-fold symmetric dimer, each molecule of which binds a contiguous array of three bridged calcium ions. Not only do the bound calcium ions linearize and rigidify the molecule, they promote dimerization. Although the N-terminal domain of each molecule in the dimer is aligned in a parallel orientation, the interactions between them differ significantly from those found in the neural cadherin (N-cadherin) N-terminal domain (NCD1) structure. The E-cadherin dual-domain structure reported here defines the role played by calcium in the cadherin-mediated formation and maintenance of solid tissues.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
E-CADHERIN
A, B
226Mus musculusGene Names: Cdh1
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Go to UniProtKB:  P09803
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CA
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A, B
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
HG
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A, B
MERCURY (II) ION
Hg
BQPIGGFYSBELGY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.262 
  • R-Value Work: 0.206 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 121.657α = 90.00
b = 80.802β = 116.65
c = 72.635γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
X-PLORrefinement
PHASESphasing
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1997-01-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance