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Solution structure of the Interleukin-15 receptor sushi domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 20 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

The structure of the interleukin-15 alpha receptor and its implications for ligand binding.

Lorenzen, I.Dingley, A.J.Jacques, Y.Grotzinger, J.

(2006) J.Biol.Chem. 281: 6642-6647

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M513118200

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Interleukin (IL)-15 is a member of the small four alpha-helix bundle family of cytokines. IL-15 was discovered by its ability to mimic IL-2-mediated T-cell proliferation. Both cytokines share the beta and gamma receptor chains of the IL-2 receptor fo ...

    Interleukin (IL)-15 is a member of the small four alpha-helix bundle family of cytokines. IL-15 was discovered by its ability to mimic IL-2-mediated T-cell proliferation. Both cytokines share the beta and gamma receptor chains of the IL-2 receptor for signal transduction. However, in addition, they target specific alpha chain receptors IL-15Ralpha and IL-2Ralpha, respectively. The exceptionally high affinity binding of IL-15 to IL-15Ralpha is mediated by its sushi domain. Here we present the solution structure of the IL-15Ralpha sushi domain solved by NMR spectroscopy and a model of its complex with IL-15. The model shows that, rather than the familiar hydrophobic forces dominating the interaction interface between cytokines and their cognate receptors, the interaction between the IL-15 and IL-15Ralpha complex involves a large network of ionic interactions. This type of interaction explains the exceptionally high affinity of the IL-15.IL-15Ralpha complex, which is essential for the biological effects of this important cytokine and which is not observed in other cytokine/cytokine receptor complexes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Biochemisches Institut der Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt Kiel, Olshausenstrasse 40, 24118 Kiel, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Interleukin-15 receptor alpha chain
A
66Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: IL15RA
Find proteins for Q13261 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: IL15RA
Go to UniProtKB:  Q13261
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 20 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-02-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance