2YXF

The high resolution crystal structure of beta2-microglobulin under physiological conditions


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.13 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.195 
  • R-Value Work: 0.184 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.184 

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Literature

High-resolution Crystal Structure of {beta}2-Microglobulin Formed at pH 7.0

Iwata, K.Matsuura, T.Sakurai, K.Nakagawa, A.Goto, Y.

(2007) J Biochem 142: 413-419

  • DOI: 10.1093/jb/mvm148
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2YXF

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • beta(2)-Microglobulin (beta2-m), a light chain of the major histocompatibility complex class I, forms amyloid fibrils in patients undergoing long-term haemodialysis, causing dialysis-related amyloidosis. Based on a comparison of the X-ray structure o ...

    beta(2)-Microglobulin (beta2-m), a light chain of the major histocompatibility complex class I, forms amyloid fibrils in patients undergoing long-term haemodialysis, causing dialysis-related amyloidosis. Based on a comparison of the X-ray structure obtained at pH 5.7 and that of beta2-m in the histocompatibility complex, it has been proposed that the continuous D-strand observed in the crystal structure at pH 5.7 increases the propensity of beta2-m to self-associate via edge-to-edge interactions, thus initiating the formation of fibrils. To obtain further insight into the mechanism by which amyloid fibrils form, we determined the crystal structure of beta2-m at pH 7.0 at a resolution of up to 1.13 A. The crystal structure at pH 7.0 was basically the same as that at pH 5.6, suggesting that the conversion of the beta-bulge in strand D into a contiguous beta-strand is not unique to the crystals formed under slightly acidic conditions. In other words, although the formation of beta2-m fibrils was enhanced under acidic conditions, it remains unknown if it is related to the increased propensity for the disappearance of the beta-bulge in strand D. We consider that the enhanced fibrillation is more directly coupled with the decreased stability leading to the increased propensity of exposing amyloidogenic regions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, and CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Yamadaoka 3-2, Suita, Osaka, Japan.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Beta-2-microglobulinA100Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2MCDABP0092HDCMA22P
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Go to UniProtKB:  P61769
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PHAROS  P61769
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.13 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.195 
  • R-Value Work: 0.184 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.184 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 77.644α = 90
b = 28.907β = 121.59
c = 54.397γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-10-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance