Crystallographic Insight Into Collagen Recognition by Discoidin Domain Receptor 2Carafoli, F., Bihan, D., Stathopoulos, S., Konitsiotis, A.D., Kvansakul, M., Farndale, R.W., Leitinger, B., Hohenester, E.
(2009) Structure 17: 1573
- PubMed: 20004161
- DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2009.10.012
- PubMed Abstract:
- Characterization of High Affinity Binding Motifs for the Discoidin Domain Receptor Ddr2 in Collagen.
Konitsiotis, A.D.,Raynal, N.,Bihan, D.,Hohenester, E.,Farndale, R.W.,Leitinger, B.
(2008) J.Biol.Chem. 283: 6861
- Structural Basis of the Collagen-Binding Mode of Discoidin Domain Receptor 2.
Ichikawa, O.,Osawa, M.,Nishida, N.,Goshima, N.,Nomura, N.,Shimada, I.
(2007) Embo J. 26: 4168
The discoidin domain receptors, DDR1 and DDR2, are widely expressed receptor tyrosine kinases that are activated by triple-helical collagen. They control important aspects of cell behavior and are dysregulated in several human diseases. The major DDR ...
The discoidin domain receptors, DDR1 and DDR2, are widely expressed receptor tyrosine kinases that are activated by triple-helical collagen. They control important aspects of cell behavior and are dysregulated in several human diseases. The major DDR2-binding site in collagens I-III is a GVMGFO motif (O is hydroxyproline) that also binds the matricellular protein SPARC. We have determined the crystal structure of the discoidin domain of human DDR2 bound to a triple-helical collagen peptide. The GVMGFO motifs of two collagen chains are recognized by an amphiphilic pocket delimited by a functionally critical tryptophan residue and a buried salt bridge. Collagen binding results in structural changes of DDR2 surface loops that may be linked to the process of receptor activation. A comparison of the GVMGFO-binding sites of DDR2 and SPARC reveals a striking case of convergent evolution in collagen recognition.
Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK.