3ASI

Alpha-Neurexin-1 ectodomain fragment; LNS5-EGF3-LNS6


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 

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Literature

Structural Basis for Variant-Specific Neuroligin-Binding by alpha-Neurexin

Tanaka, H.Nogi, T.Yasui, N.Iwasaki, K.Takagi, J.

(2011) Plos One 6: e19411-e19411

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019411

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Neurexins (Nrxs) are presynaptic membrane proteins with a single membrane-spanning domain that mediate asymmetric trans-synaptic cell adhesion by binding to their postsynaptic receptor neuroligins. α-Nrx has a large extracellular region comprised of ...

    Neurexins (Nrxs) are presynaptic membrane proteins with a single membrane-spanning domain that mediate asymmetric trans-synaptic cell adhesion by binding to their postsynaptic receptor neuroligins. α-Nrx has a large extracellular region comprised of multiple copies of laminin, neurexin, sex-hormone-binding globulin (LNS) domains and epidermal growth factor (EGF) modules, while that of β-Nrx has but a single LNS domain. It has long been known that the larger α-Nrx and the shorter β-Nrx show distinct binding behaviors toward different isoforms/variants of neuroligins, although the underlying mechanism has yet to be elucidated. Here, we describe the crystal structure of a fragment corresponding to the C-terminal one-third of the Nrx1α ectodomain, consisting of LNS5-EGF3-LNS6. The 2.3 Å-resolution structure revealed the presence of a domain configuration that was rigidified by inter-domain contacts, as opposed to the more common flexible "beads-on-a-string" arrangement. Although the neuroligin-binding site on the LNS6 domain was completely exposed, the location of the α-Nrx specific LNS5-EGF3 segment proved incompatible with the loop segment inserted in the B+ neuroligin variant, which explains the variant-specific neuroligin recognition capability observed in α-Nrx. This, combined with a low-resolution molecular envelope obtained by a single particle reconstruction performed on negatively stained full-length Nrx1α sample, allowed us to derive a structural model of the α-Nrx ectodomain. This model will help us understand not only how the large α-Nrx ectodomain is accommodated in the synaptic cleft, but also how the trans-synaptic adhesion mediated by α- and β-Nrxs could differentially affect synaptic structure and function.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Protein Synthesis and Expression, Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Neurexin-1-alpha
A
410Bos taurusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NRXN1
Find proteins for Q28146 (Bos taurus)
Go to Gene View: NRXN1
Go to UniProtKB:  Q28146
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CA
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A
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
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A
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.197 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 72.910α = 90.00
b = 79.380β = 90.00
c = 78.135γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOLREPphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
ADSCdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

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