1U5X

Crystal structure of murine APRIL at pH 5.0


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.218 

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Literature

The Crystal Structure of A Proliferation-inducing Ligand, APRIL.

Wallweber, H.J.Compaan, D.M.Starovasnik, M.A.Hymowitz, S.G.

(2004) J Mol Biol 343: 283-290

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2004.08.040
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) is a TNF-like cytokine that stimulates tumor cell growth. Within the TNF ligand superfamily, APRIL is most similar to B-cell activation factor (BAFF) with which it shares 30% sequence identity. APRIL binds the ...

    A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) is a TNF-like cytokine that stimulates tumor cell growth. Within the TNF ligand superfamily, APRIL is most similar to B-cell activation factor (BAFF) with which it shares 30% sequence identity. APRIL binds the receptors B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) and TACI with high affinity; both of these receptors have also been shown to bind BAFF, although BCMA has significantly higher affinity for APRIL than BAFF. Determination of the crystal structure of APRIL from three crystallization conditions at resolutions of 1.8-2.4A over a pH range from 5.0 to 8.5 reveals a compact trimeric ligand with a backbone fold very similar to that of BAFF (1.1A RMSD over 122 structurally equivalent Calpha atoms), with the exception of differences in the AA' and DE loop regions. Whereas BAFF has been shown to form 20-trimer assemblies under certain conditions, the molecular determinants required for BAFF-like assemblies are absent in the APRIL structure. No crystal packing suggestive of the formation of higher-order assemblies is seen in any of the crystal forms nor does the structure vary significantly between pH 5.0 and 8.5. Modeling of the APRIL-BCMA complex shows the resulting interface is in agreement with mutagenesis data.


    Organizational Affiliation

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



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 13A140Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Tnfsf13April
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q9D777
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.256 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.218 
  • Space Group: I 2 3
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 90.779α = 90
b = 90.779β = 90
c = 90.779γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-10-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Derived calculations, Version format compliance