2EAL

Crystal structure of human galectin-9 N-terminal CRD in complex with Forssman pentasaccharide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.207 

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Literature

Structural analysis of the human galectin-9 N-terminal carbohydrate recognition domain reveals unexpected properties that differ from the mouse orthologue.

Nagae, M.Nishi, N.Nakamura-Tsuruta, S.Hirabayashi, J.Wakatsuki, S.Kato, R.

(2008) J.Mol.Biol. 375: 119-135

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2007.09.060
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding lectins that contain a conserved carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD). They exhibit high affinities for small beta-galactosides as well as variable binding specificities for complex glycoconjugates. ...

    Galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding lectins that contain a conserved carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD). They exhibit high affinities for small beta-galactosides as well as variable binding specificities for complex glycoconjugates. Structural and biochemical analyses of the mechanism governing specific carbohydrate recognition provide a useful template to elucidate the function of these proteins. Here we report the crystal structures of the human galectin-9 N-terminal CRD (NCRD) in the presence of lactose and Forssman pentasaccharide. Mouse galectin-9 NCRD, the structure of which was previously solved by our group, forms a non-canonical dimer in both the crystal state and in solution. Human galectin-9 NCRD, however, exists as a monomer in crystals, despite a high sequence identity to the mouse homologue. Comparative frontal affinity chromatography analysis of the mouse and human galectin-9 NCRDs revealed different carbohydrate binding specificities, with disparate affinities for complex glycoconjugates. Human galectin-9 NCRD exhibited a high affinity for Forssman pentasaccharide; the association constant for mouse galectin-9 NCRD was 100-fold less than that observed for the human protein. The combination of structural data with mutational studies demonstrated that non-conserved amino acid residues on the concave surface were important for determination of target specificities. The human galectin-9 NCRD exhibited greater inhibition of cell proliferation than the mouse NCRD. We discuss the biochemical and structural differences between highly homologous proteins from different species.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Research Center, Photon Factory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Galectin-9
A, B
148Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: LGALS9
Find proteins for O00182 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: LGALS9
Go to UniProtKB:  O00182
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GAL
Query on GAL

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A, B
BETA-D-GALACTOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-FPRJBGLDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
A2G
Query on A2G

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A, B
N-ACETYL-2-DEOXY-2-AMINO-GALACTOSE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-CBQIKETKSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NGA
Query on NGA

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A, B
N-ACETYL-D-GALACTOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-JAJWTYFOSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.207 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 38.486α = 90.00
b = 68.836β = 90.00
c = 106.106γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data reduction
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-09-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2012-02-22
    Type: Advisory, Database references