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Crystal Structure of the Cdc25 domain of RasGRF1


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.242 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 

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Literature

A Ras-induced conformational switch in the Ras activator Son of sevenless.

Freedman, T.S.Sondermann, H.Friedland, G.D.Kortemme, T.Bar-Sagi, D.Marqusee, S.Kuriyan, J.

(2006) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.Usa 103: 16692-16697

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0608127103
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The Ras-specific guanine nucleotide-exchange factors Son of sevenless (Sos) and Ras guanine nucleotide-releasing factor 1 (RasGRF1) transduce extracellular stimuli into Ras activation by catalyzing the exchange of Ras-bound GDP for GTP. A truncated f ...

    The Ras-specific guanine nucleotide-exchange factors Son of sevenless (Sos) and Ras guanine nucleotide-releasing factor 1 (RasGRF1) transduce extracellular stimuli into Ras activation by catalyzing the exchange of Ras-bound GDP for GTP. A truncated form of RasGRF1 containing only the core catalytic Cdc25 domain is sufficient for stimulating Ras nucleotide exchange, whereas the isolated Cdc25 domain of Sos is inactive. At a site distal to the catalytic site, nucleotide-bound Ras binds to Sos, making contacts with the Cdc25 domain and with a Ras exchanger motif (Rem) domain. This allosteric Ras binding stimulates nucleotide exchange by Sos, but the mechanism by which this stimulation occurs has not been defined. We present a crystal structure of the Rem and Cdc25 domains of Sos determined at 2.0-A resolution in the absence of Ras. Differences between this structure and that of Sos bound to two Ras molecules show that allosteric activation of Sos by Ras occurs through a rotation of the Rem domain that is coupled to a rotation of a helical hairpin at the Sos catalytic site. This motion relieves steric occlusion of the catalytic site, allowing substrate Ras binding and nucleotide exchange. A structure of the isolated RasGRF1 Cdc25 domain determined at 2.2-A resolution, combined with computational analyses, suggests that the Cdc25 domain of RasGRF1 is able to maintain an active conformation in isolation because the helical hairpin has strengthened interactions with the Cdc25 domain core. These results indicate that RasGRF1 lacks the allosteric activation switch that is crucial for Sos activity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Guanine nucleotide-releasing protein
S
240Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Rasgrf1 (Cdc25, Grf1)
Find proteins for P27671 (Mus musculus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P27671
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
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S
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.242 
  • R-Value Work: 0.200 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 75.430α = 90.00
b = 77.801β = 90.00
c = 110.303γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASESphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-10-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2014-04-30
    Type: Data collection