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MONOMERIC STRUCTURE OF THE HUMAN EPHB2 SAM (STERILE ALPHA MOTIF) DOMAIN


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.243 

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Literature

Monomeric structure of the human EphB2 sterile alpha motif domain.

Thanos, C.D.Faham, S.Goodwill, K.E.Cascio, D.Phillips, M.Bowie, J.U.

(1999) J.Biol.Chem. 274: 37301-37306


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The sterile alpha motif (SAM) domain is a protein module found in many diverse signaling proteins. SAM domains in some systems have been shown to self-associate. Previous crystal structures of an EphA4-SAM domain dimer (Stapleton, D., Balan, I., Paws ...

    The sterile alpha motif (SAM) domain is a protein module found in many diverse signaling proteins. SAM domains in some systems have been shown to self-associate. Previous crystal structures of an EphA4-SAM domain dimer (Stapleton, D., Balan, I., Pawson, T., and Sicheri, F. (1999) Nat. Struct. Biol. 6, 44-49) and a possible EphB2-SAM oligomer (Thanos, C. D., Goodwill, K. E., and Bowie, J. U. (1999) Science 283, 833-836) both revealed large interfaces comprising an exchange of N-terminal peptide arms. Within the arm, a conserved hydrophobic residue (Tyr-8 in the EphB2-SAM structure or Phe-910 in the EphA4-SAM structure) is anchored into a hydrophobic cleft on a neighboring molecule. Here we have solved a new crystal form of the human EphB2-SAM domain that has the same overall SAM domain fold yet has no substantial intermolecular contacts. In the new structure, the N-terminal peptide arm of the EphB2-SAM domain protrudes out from the core of the molecule, leaving both the arm (including Tyr-8) and the hydrophobic cleft solvent-exposed. To verify that Tyr-8 is solvent-exposed in solution, we made a Tyr-8 to Ala-8 mutation and found that the EphB2-SAM domain structure and stability were only slightly altered. These results suggest that Tyr-8 is not part of the hydrophobic core of the EphB2-SAM domain and is conserved for functional reasons. Cystallographic evidence suggests a possible role for the N-terminal arm in oligomerization. In the absence of a direct demonstration of biological relevance, however, the functional role of the N-terminal arm remains an open question.


    Organizational Affiliation

    UCLA-DOE Laboratory of Structural Biology, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
EPHRIN TYPE-B RECEPTOR 2
A
82Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: EPHB2 (DRT, EPHT3, EPTH3, ERK, HEK5, TYRO5)
EC: 2.7.10.1
Find proteins for P29323 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: EPHB2
Go to UniProtKB:  P29323
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.243 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 54.837α = 90.00
b = 54.837β = 90.00
c = 65.545γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2000-07-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-01-31
    Type: Experimental preparation