2XXT

Crystal structure of the GluK2 (GluR6) wild-type LBD dimer in complex with kainate


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.209 
  • R-Value Work: 0.172 

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Literature

Conformational Flexibility of the Ligand-Binding Domain Dimer in Kainate Receptor Gating and Desensitization

Nayeem, N.Mayans, O.Green, T.

(2011) J.Neurosci. 31: 2916

  • DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4771-10.2011
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • AMPA- and kainate (KA)-selective ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) respond to agonist by opening (gating), then closing (desensitizing) in quick succession. Gating has been linked to agonist-induced changes within the ligand-binding domain (LBD ...

    AMPA- and kainate (KA)-selective ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) respond to agonist by opening (gating), then closing (desensitizing) in quick succession. Gating has been linked to agonist-induced changes within the ligand-binding domain (LBD), and desensitization to rearrangement of a dimer formed by neighboring LBDs. To explore the role of dimer conformation in both gating and desensitization, we compared the conformational effects of two kainate receptor mutants. The first, GluK2-D776K, blocks desensitization of macroscopic current responses ("macroscopic desensitization"). The second, GluK2-M770K, accelerates macroscopic desensitization and eliminates the effects of external ions on channel kinetics. Using structures determined by x-ray crystallography, we found that in both mutants the introduced lysines act as tethered cations, displacing sodium ions from their binding sites within the dimer interface. This results in new inter- and intra-protomer contacts in D776K and M770K respectively, explaining the effects of these mutations on dimer stability and desensitization kinetics. Further, chloride binding was unaffected by the M770K mutation, even though binding of sodium ions has been proposed to promote dimer stability by stabilizing anion binding. This suggests sodium binding may affect receptor function more directly than currently supposed. Notably, we also observed a ligand-specific shift in dimer conformation when comparing LBD dimers in complex with glutamate or the partial agonist KA, revealing a previously unidentified role for dimer orientation in iGluR gating.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR, IONOTROPIC KAINATE 2
A, B
261Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Grik2 (Glur6)
Find proteins for P42260 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P42260
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NA
Query on NA

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A, B
SODIUM ION
Na
FKNQFGJONOIPTF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
KAI
Query on KAI

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A, B
3-(CARBOXYMETHYL)-4-ISOPROPENYLPROLINE
KAINATE
C10 H15 N O4
VLSMHEGGTFMBBZ-OOZYFLPDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CL
Query on CL

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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
KAIKi: 3.7 - 12.7 nM (97) BINDINGDB
KAIKd: 39 nM (97) BINDINGDB
KAIEC50: 1800 nM (97) BINDINGDB
KAIKd: 9 nM PDBBIND
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.9 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.209 
  • R-Value Work: 0.172 
  • Space Group: I 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 97.285α = 90.00
b = 105.915β = 90.00
c = 113.478γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XSCALEdata scaling
PHASERphasing
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-02-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-04-04
    Type: Database references, Version format compliance