EMP-18 Erythropoietin Receptor Agonist Peptide

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 80 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the least restraint violations 

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Amino acid determinants of beta-hairpin conformation in erythropoeitin receptor agonist peptides derived from a phage display library

Skelton, N.J.Russell, S.de Sauvage, F.Cochran, A.G.

(2002) J Mol Biol 316: 1111-1125

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1006/jmbi.2002.5410
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1KVF, 1KVG

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Display of peptide libraries on filamentous phage has led to the identification of peptides of the form X(2-5)CX(2)GPXTWXCX(2-5) (where X is a variable residue) that bind to the extra-cellular portion of the erythropoietin receptor (EPO-R). These peptides adopt beta-hairpin conformations when co-crystallized with EPO-R. Solution NMR studies reveal that the peptide is conformationally heterogeneous in the absence of receptor due to cis-trans isomerization about the Gly-Pro peptide bond. Replacement of the conserved threonine residue with glycine at the turn i+3 position produces a stable beta-hairpin conformation in solution, although this peptide no longer has activity in an EPO-R-dependent cell proliferation assay. A truncated form of the EPO-R-binding peptide (containing the i+3 glycine residue) also forms a highly populated, monomeric beta-hairpin. In contrast, phage-derived peptide antagonists of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 (IGFBP-1) have a high level of sequence identity with the truncated EPO-R peptide (eight of 12 residues) yet adopt a turn-alpha-helix conformation in solution. Peptides containing all possible pairwise amino acid substitutions between the EPO-R and IGFBP-1 peptides have been analyzed to assess the degree to which the non-conserved residues stabilize the hairpin or helix conformation. All four residues present in the original sequence are required for maximum population of either the beta-hairpin or alpha-helix conformation, although some substitutions have a more dominant effect. The results demonstrate that, within a given sequence, the observed conformation can be dictated by a small subset of the residues (in this case four out of 12).

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Protein Engineering, Genentech, Inc., 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA. skelly@gene.com


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PROTEIN: EMP-18 Receptor Agonist17N/AMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 80 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the least restraint violations 

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2002-03-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2022-02-23
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations