2QYP

Orthorhombic Crystal Structure of Human Saposin C Dimer in Open Conformation


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.45 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.290 
  • R-Value Work: 0.229 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.232 

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Literature

Crystal structures of human saposins C and d: implications for lipid recognition and membrane interactions.

Rossmann, M.Schultz-Heienbrok, R.Behlke, J.Remmel, N.Alings, C.Sandhoff, K.Saenger, W.Maier, T.

(2008) Structure 16: 809-817

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2008.02.016
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2QYP, 2RB3, 2R0R, 2R1Q, 2Z9A

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Human saposins are essential proteins required for degradation of sphingolipids and lipid antigen presentation. Despite the conserved structural organization of saposins, their distinct modes of interaction with biological membranes are not fully understood ...

    Human saposins are essential proteins required for degradation of sphingolipids and lipid antigen presentation. Despite the conserved structural organization of saposins, their distinct modes of interaction with biological membranes are not fully understood. We describe two crystal structures of human saposin C in an "open" configuration with unusual domain swapped homodimers. This form of SapC dimer supports the "clip-on" model for SapC-induced vesicle fusion. In addition, we present the crystal structure of SapD in two crystal forms. They reveal the monomer-monomer interface for the SapD dimer, which was confirmed in solution by analytical ultracentrifugation. The crystal structure of SapD suggests that side chains of Lys10 and Arg17 are involved in initial association with the preferred anionic biological membranes by forming salt bridges with sulfate or phosphate lipid headgroups.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institut für Chemie und Biochemie, Kristallographie, Freie Universität Berlin, Takustr. 6, 14195 Berlin, Germany.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Proactivator polypeptideA, B91Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: PSAPGLBASAP1
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PHAROS:  P07602
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.45 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.290 
  • R-Value Work: 0.229 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.232 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 57.008α = 90
b = 88.904β = 90
c = 93.465γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MAR345dtbdata collection
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2008-04-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance