1KGY

Crystal Structure of the EphB2-ephrinB2 complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.296 
  • R-Value Work: 0.243 

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Literature

Crystal structure of an Eph receptor-ephrin complex.

Himanen, J.P.Rajashankar, K.R.Lackmann, M.Cowan, C.A.Henkemeyer, M.Nikolov, D.B.

(2001) Nature 414: 933-938

  • DOI: 10.1038/414933a
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1KGY

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases and their membrane-anchored ephrin ligands are important in regulating cell-cell interactions as they initiate a unique bidirectional signal transduction cascade whereby information is communicated into bot ...

    The Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases and their membrane-anchored ephrin ligands are important in regulating cell-cell interactions as they initiate a unique bidirectional signal transduction cascade whereby information is communicated into both the Eph-expressing and the ephrin-expressing cells. Initially identified as regulators of axon pathfinding and neuronal cell migration, Ephs and ephrins are now known to have roles in many other cell-cell interactions, including those of vascular endothelial cells and specialized epithelia. Here we report the crystal structure of the complex formed between EphB2 and ephrin-B2, determined at 2.7 A resolution. Each Eph receptor binds an ephrin ligand through an expansive dimerization interface dominated by the insertion of an extended ephrin loop into a channel at the surface of the receptor. Two Eph-Ephrin dimers then join to form a tetramer, in which each ligand interacts with two receptors and each receptor interacts with two ligands. The Eph and ephrin molecules are precisely positioned and orientated in these complexes, promoting higher-order clustering and the initiation of bidirectional signalling.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10021, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
EPHRIN TYPE-B RECEPTOR 2ABCD181Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Ephb2Epth3NukSek3
EC: 2.7.1.112 (PDB Primary Data), 2.7.10.1 (UniProt)
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IMPC  MGI:99611
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
EPHRIN-B2EFGH138Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Efnb2Elf2Epl5Eplg5HtklLerk5
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.296 
  • R-Value Work: 0.243 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 78α = 69
b = 78β = 75
c = 78γ = 69
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MARdata collection
SCALEPACKdata scaling
MLPHAREphasing
CNSrefinement
MARdata reduction

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2002-05-28
    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: 2017-02-08
    Changes: Structure summary