The crystal structure of placental growth factor in complex with domain 2 of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1.Christinger, H.W., Fuh, G., de Vos, A.M., Wiesmann, C.
(2004) J Biol Chem 279: 10382-10388
- PubMed: 14684734
- DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M313237200
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- Crystal structure at 1.7 A resolution of VEGF in complex with domain 2 of the Flt-1 receptor
Wiesmann, C., Fuh, G., Christinger, C.H., Eigenbrot, C., Wells, J.A., de Vos, A.M.
(1997) Cell 91: 695
- The crystal structure of human placenta growth factor-1 (PlGF-1), an angiogenic protein, at 2.0 A resolution.
Iyer, S., Demetres, D., Leonidas, G., Swaminathan, J., Maglione, D., Battisti, M., Tucci, M., Persico, G., Acharya, K.R.
(2001) J Biol Chem 276: 12153
Placental growth factor (PlGF) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family and plays an important role in pathological angiogenic events. PlGF exerts its biological activities through binding to VEGFR1, a receptor tyrosine kin ...
Placental growth factor (PlGF) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family and plays an important role in pathological angiogenic events. PlGF exerts its biological activities through binding to VEGFR1, a receptor tyrosine kinase that consists of seven immunoglobulin-like domains in its extracellular portion. Here we report the crystal structure of PlGF bound to the second immunoglobulin-like domain of VEGFR1 at 2.5 A resolution and compare the complex to the closely related structure of VEGF bound to the same receptor domain. The two growth factors, PlGF and VEGF, share a sequence identity of approximately 50%. Despite this moderate sequence conservation, they bind to the same binding interface of VEGFR1 in a very similar fashion, suggesting that both growth factors could induce very similar if not identical signaling events.
Department of Protein Engineering Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, California 94080, USA.