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CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF HUMAN GALECTIN-7


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.260 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 

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Literature

Structural basis for the recognition of carbohydrates by human galectin-7.

Leonidas, D.D.Vatzaki, E.H.Vorum, H.Celis, J.E.Madsen, P.Acharya, K.R.

(1998) Biochemistry 37: 13930-13940

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi981056x
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Knowledge about carbohydrate recognition domains of galectins, formerly known as S-type animal lectins, is important in understanding their role(s) in cell-cell interactions. Here we report the crystal structure of human galectin-7 (hGal-7), in free ...

    Knowledge about carbohydrate recognition domains of galectins, formerly known as S-type animal lectins, is important in understanding their role(s) in cell-cell interactions. Here we report the crystal structure of human galectin-7 (hGal-7), in free form and in the presence of galactose, galactosamine, lactose, and N-acetyl-lactosamine at high resolution. This is the first structure of a galectin determined in both free and carbohydrate-bound forms. The structure shows a fold similar to that of the prototype galectins -1 and -2, but has greater similarity to a related galectin molecule, Gal-10. Even though the carbohydrate-binding residues are conserved, there are significant changes in this pocket due to shortening of a loop structure. The monomeric hGal-7 molecule exists as a dimer in the crystals, but adopts a packing arrangement considerably different from that of Gal-1 and Gal-2, which has implications for carbohydrate recognition.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
GALECTIN-7
A, B
135Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: LGALS7, LGALS7B (PIG1)
Find proteins for P47929 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: LGALS7 LGALS7B
Go to UniProtKB:  P47929
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.260 
  • R-Value Work: 0.194 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 54.230α = 90.00
b = 65.340β = 90.00
c = 73.600γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORmodel building
X-PLORrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SHARPphasing
X-PLORphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1998-11-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance