1VZJ

Structure of the tetramerization domain of acetylcholinesterase: four-fold interaction of a WWW motif with a left-handed polyproline helix


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.259 
  • R-Value Work: 0.247 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.247 

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Literature

The Synaptic Acetylcholinesterase Tetramer Assembles Around a Polyproline-II Helix

Dvir, H.Harel, M.Bon, S.Liu, W.-Q.Vidal, M.Garbay, C.Sussman, J.L.Massoulie, J.Silman, I.

(2004) EMBO J 23: 4394

  • DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7600425
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1VZJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Functional localization of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in vertebrate muscle and brain depends on interaction of the tryptophan amphiphilic tetramerization (WAT) sequence, at the C-terminus of its major splice variant (T), with a proline-rich attachment domain (PRAD), of the anchoring proteins, collagenous (ColQ) and proline-rich membrane anchor ...

    Functional localization of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in vertebrate muscle and brain depends on interaction of the tryptophan amphiphilic tetramerization (WAT) sequence, at the C-terminus of its major splice variant (T), with a proline-rich attachment domain (PRAD), of the anchoring proteins, collagenous (ColQ) and proline-rich membrane anchor. The crystal structure of the WAT/PRAD complex reveals a novel supercoil structure in which four parallel WAT chains form a left-handed superhelix around an antiparallel left-handed PRAD helix resembling polyproline II. The WAT coiled coils possess a WWW motif making repetitive hydrophobic stacking and hydrogen-bond interactions with the PRAD. The WAT chains are related by an approximately 4-fold screw axis around the PRAD. Each WAT makes similar but unique interactions, consistent with an asymmetric pattern of disulfide linkages between the AChE tetramer subunits and ColQ. The P59Q mutation in ColQ, which causes congenital endplate AChE deficiency, and is located within the PRAD, disrupts crucial WAT-WAT and WAT-PRAD interactions. A model is proposed for the synaptic AChE(T) tetramer.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Dapartment of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ACETYLCHOLINESTERASEA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H40Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ACHE
EC: 3.1.1.7
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE COLLAGENIC TAIL PEPTIDEI, J15Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: COLQ
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Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, HL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.259 
  • R-Value Work: 0.247 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.247 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 53.73α = 90
b = 58.79β = 111.38
c = 58.8γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
SOLVE/RESOLVEphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2005-01-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2019-10-16
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Other