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Structure of Human Transferrin Receptor-Transferrin Complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 7.5 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Structure of the Human Transferrin Receptor-Transferrin Complex

Cheng, Y.Zak, O.Aisen, P.Harrison, S.C.Walz, T.

(2004) Cell 116: 565-576


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Iron, insoluble as free Fe(3+) and toxic as free Fe(2+), is distributed through the body as Fe(3+) bound to transferrin (Tf) for delivery to cells by endocytosis of its complex with transferrin receptor (TfR). Although much is understood of the trans ...

    Iron, insoluble as free Fe(3+) and toxic as free Fe(2+), is distributed through the body as Fe(3+) bound to transferrin (Tf) for delivery to cells by endocytosis of its complex with transferrin receptor (TfR). Although much is understood of the transferrin endocytotic cycle, little has been uncovered of the molecular details underlying the formation of the receptor-transferrin complex. Using cryo-electron microscopy, we have produced a density map of the TfR-Tf complex at subnanometer resolution. An atomic model, obtained by fitting crystal structures of diferric Tf and the receptor ectodomain into the map, shows that the Tf N-lobe is sandwiched between the membrane and the TfR ectodomain and that the C-lobe abuts the receptor helical domain. When Tf binds receptor, its N-lobe moves by about 9 A with respect to its C-lobe. The structure of TfR-Tf complex helps account for known differences in the iron-release properties of free and receptor bound Tf.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Transferrin receptor protein 1
A, B
639Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TFRC
Find proteins for P02786 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P02786
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Serotransferrin, N-lobe
C, D
329Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TF
Find proteins for P02787 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P02787
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Serotransferrin, C-lobe
E, F
345N/AMutation(s): 0 
N/A
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
FE
Query on FE

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C, D, E, F
FE (III) ION
Fe
VTLYFUHAOXGGBS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CO3
Query on CO3

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C, D, E, F
CARBONATE ION
C O3
BVKZGUZCCUSVTD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 7.5 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-04-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance