2A5T

Crystal Structure Of The NR1/NR2A ligand-binding cores complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 

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Literature

Subunit arrangement and function in NMDA receptors

Furukawa, H.Singh, S.K.Mancusso, R.Gouaux, E.

(2005) Nature 438: 185-192

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature04089
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Excitatory neurotransmission mediated by NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors is fundamental to the physiology of the mammalian central nervous system. These receptors are heteromeric ion channels that for activation require binding of glycine and g ...

    Excitatory neurotransmission mediated by NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors is fundamental to the physiology of the mammalian central nervous system. These receptors are heteromeric ion channels that for activation require binding of glycine and glutamate to the NR1 and NR2 subunits, respectively. NMDA receptor function is characterized by slow channel opening and deactivation, and the resulting influx of cations initiates signal transduction cascades that are crucial to higher functions including learning and memory. Here we report crystal structures of the ligand-binding core of NR2A with glutamate and that of the NR1-NR2A heterodimer with glutamate and glycine. The NR2A-glutamate complex defines the determinants of glutamate and NMDA recognition, and the NR1-NR2A heterodimer suggests a mechanism for ligand-induced ion channel opening. Analysis of the heterodimer interface, together with biochemical and electrophysiological experiments, confirms that the NR1-NR2A heterodimer is the functional unit in tetrameric NMDA receptors and that tyrosine 535 of NR1, located in the subunit interface, modulates the rate of ion channel deactivation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, 650 West 168th Street, New York, New York 10032, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor NMDAR1-4a subunit
A
292Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Grin1 (Nmdar1)
Find proteins for P35439 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P35439
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor NMDAR2A subunit
B
284Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Grin2a
Find proteins for Q00959 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q00959
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GLY
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A
GLYCINE
C2 H5 N O2
DHMQDGOQFOQNFH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GLU
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B
GLUTAMIC ACID
C5 H9 N O4
WHUUTDBJXJRKMK-VKHMYHEASA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.213 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 54.640α = 90.00
b = 89.989β = 90.00
c = 126.116γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data collection
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-11-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-07-26
    Type: Refinement description, Source and taxonomy