1HIT

Receptor binding redefined by a structural switch in a mutant Human Insulin


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  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
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Literature

Receptor binding redefined by a structural switch in a mutant human insulin.

Hua, Q.X.Shoelson, S.E.Kochoyan, M.Weiss, M.A.

(1991) Nature 354: 238-241

  • DOI: 10.1038/354238a0
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1HIT

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Crystal structures of insulin have been determined in various distinct forms, the relevance of which to receptor recognition has long been the subject of speculation. Recently the crystal structure of an inactive insulin analogue has been determined ...

    Crystal structures of insulin have been determined in various distinct forms, the relevance of which to receptor recognition has long been the subject of speculation. Recently the crystal structure of an inactive insulin analogue has been determined and, surprisingly, found to have a conformation identical to native insulin. On this basis Dodson and colleagues have suggested that the known insulin crystal structures reflect an inactive conformation, and that a change in conformation is required for activity--specifically, the carboxy terminal residues of the B-chain are proposed to separate from the amino terminal residues of the A-chain. Here we report the solution structure of an active insulin mutant, determined by two-dimensional NMR, which supports this hypothesis. In the mutant, the carboxy terminal beta-turn and beta-strand of the B-chain are destabilized and do not pack across the rest of the molecule. We suggest that analogous detachment of the carboxy terminal region of the B-chain occurs in native insulin on binding to its receptor. Our finding that partial unfolding of the B-chain exposes an alternative protein surface rationalizes the receptor-binding properties of a series of anomalous insulin analogues, including a mutant insulin associated with diabetes mellitus in man.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
INSULINA21Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: INS
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PHAROS  P01308
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Entity ID: 2
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INSULINB30Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: INS
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • OLDERADO: 1HIT Olderado

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  • Version 1.0: 1994-01-31
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  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
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  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
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