2WO1

Crystal Structure of the EphA4 Ligand Binding Domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.189 

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Literature

Structural Plasticity of Eph-Receptor A4 Facilitates Cross-Class Ephrin Signalling

Bowden, T.A.Aricescu, A.R.Nettleship, J.E.Siebold, C.Rahman-Huq, N.Owens, R.J.Stuart, D.I.Jones, E.Y.

(2009) Structure 17: 1386

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2009.07.018
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2WO1, 2WO2, 2WO3

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The EphA4 tyrosine kinase cell surface receptor regulates an array of physiological processes and is the only currently known class A Eph receptor that binds both A and B class ephrins with high affinity. We have solved the crystal structure of the EphA4 ligand binding domain alone and in complex with (1) ephrinB2 and (2) ephrinA2 ...

    The EphA4 tyrosine kinase cell surface receptor regulates an array of physiological processes and is the only currently known class A Eph receptor that binds both A and B class ephrins with high affinity. We have solved the crystal structure of the EphA4 ligand binding domain alone and in complex with (1) ephrinB2 and (2) ephrinA2. This set of structures shows that EphA4 has significant conformational plasticity in its ligand binding face. In vitro binding data demonstrate that it has a higher affinity for class A than class B ligands. Structural analyses, drawing on previously reported Eph receptor structures, show that EphA4 in isolation and in complex with ephrinA2 resembles other class A Eph receptors but on binding ephrinB2 assumes structural hallmarks of the class B Eph receptors. This interactive plasticity reveals EphA4 as a structural chameleon, able to adopt both A and B class Eph receptor conformations, and thus provides a molecular basis for EphA-type cross-class reactivity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Structural Biology, University of Oxford, Henry Wellcome Building of Genomic Medicine, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
EPHRIN TYPE-A RECEPTORA, B185Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: EPHA4HEK8SEKTYRO1
EC: 2.7.10.1
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Find proteins for P54764 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P54764
PHAROS:  P54764
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UniProt GroupP54764
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.187 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.189 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 48.736α = 90
b = 73.228β = 98.35
c = 54.42γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2009-10-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-11-23
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2018-02-28
    Changes: Source and taxonomy