Peptide corresponding to residues 170-175 of human prion

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 0.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.078 
  • R-Value Work: 0.073 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.073 

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Atomic structures of amyloid cross-beta spines reveal varied steric zippers.

Sawaya, M.R.Sambashivan, S.Nelson, R.Ivanova, M.I.Sievers, S.A.Apostol, M.I.Thompson, M.J.Balbirnie, M.Wiltzius, J.J.McFarlane, H.T.Madsen, A.O.Riekel, C.Eisenberg, D.

(2007) Nature 447: 453-457

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05695
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2OKZ, 2OL9, 2OLX, 2OMM, 2OMP, 2OMQ, 2ON9, 2ONA, 2ONV, 2ONW, 2ONX

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Amyloid fibrils formed from different proteins, each associated with a particular disease, contain a common cross-beta spine. The atomic architecture of a spine, from the fibril-forming segment GNNQQNY of the yeast prion protein Sup35, was recently revealed by X-ray microcrystallography. It is a pair of beta-sheets, with the facing side chains of the two sheets interdigitated in a dry 'steric zipper'. Here we report some 30 other segments from fibril-forming proteins that form amyloid-like fibrils, microcrystals, or usually both. These include segments from the Alzheimer's amyloid-beta and tau proteins, the PrP prion protein, insulin, islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP), lysozyme, myoglobin, alpha-synuclein and beta(2)-microglobulin, suggesting that common structural features are shared by amyloid diseases at the molecular level. Structures of 13 of these microcrystals all reveal steric zippers, but with variations that expand the range of atomic architectures for amyloid-like fibrils and offer an atomic-level hypothesis for the basis of prion strains.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCLA-DOE Institute of Genomics and Proteomics, Los Angeles, California 90095-1570, USA.


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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
peptide from human prion6N/AMutation(s): 0 
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 0.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.078 
  • R-Value Work: 0.073 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.073 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 14.002α = 75.23
b = 4.879β = 75.88
c = 15.1γ = 78.89
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
BOSdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2007-01-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-18
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.4: 2018-01-24
    Changes: Structure summary
  • Version 1.5: 2023-12-27
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.6: 2024-04-03
    Changes: Refinement description