3B9F

1.6 A structure of the PCI-thrombin-heparin complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.208 

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Literature

Molecular basis of thrombin recognition by protein C inhibitor revealed by the 1.6-A structure of the heparin-bridged complex.

Li, W.Adams, T.E.Nangalia, J.Esmon, C.T.Huntington, J.A.

(2008) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105: 4661-4666

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0711055105
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Protein C inhibitor (PCI) is a serpin with many roles in biology, including a dual role as pro- and anticoagulant in blood. The protease specificity and local function of PCI depend on its interaction with cofactors such as heparin-like glycosaminogl ...

    Protein C inhibitor (PCI) is a serpin with many roles in biology, including a dual role as pro- and anticoagulant in blood. The protease specificity and local function of PCI depend on its interaction with cofactors such as heparin-like glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and thrombomodulin (TM). Both cofactors significantly increase the rate of thrombin inhibition, but GAGs serve to promote the anticoagulant activity of PCI, and TM promotes its procoagulant function. To gain insight into how PCI recognition of thrombin is aided by these cofactors, we determined a crystallographic structure of the Michaelis complex of PCI, thrombin, and heparin to 1.6 A resolution. Thrombin interacts with PCI in an unusual fashion that depends on the length of PCI's reactive center loop (RCL) to align the heparin-binding sites of the two proteins. The principal exosite contact is engendered by movement of thrombin's 60-loop in response to the unique P2 Phe of PCI. This mechanism of communication between the active site of thrombin and its recognition exosite is previously uncharacterized and may relate to other thrombin substrate-cofactor interactions. The cofactor activity of heparin thus depends on the formation of a heparin-bridged Michaelis complex and substrate-induced exosite contacts. We also investigated the cofactor effect of TM, establishing that TM bridges PCI to thrombin through additional direct interactions. A model of the PCI-thrombin-TM complex was built and evaluated by mutagenesis and suggests distinct binding sites for heparin and TM on PCI. These data significantly improve our understanding of the cofactor-dependent roles of PCI in hemostasis.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Haematology, Division of Structural Medicine, Thrombosis Research Unit, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0XY, United Kingdom.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ProthrombinH259Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: F2
EC: 3.4.21.5
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PHAROS  P00734
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Plasma serine protease inhibitorI395Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: SERPINA5PCIPLANH3PROCI
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ProthrombinL49Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: F2
EC: 3.4.21.5
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Oligosaccharides
Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation
alpha-L-fucopyranose-(1-6)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
A
2 N-Glycosylation
Entity ID: 5
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation
2-O-sulfo-alpha-L-idopyranuronic acid-(1-4)-2-deoxy-6-O-sulfo-2-(sulfoamino)-alpha-D-glucopyranose
B
2 N/A
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
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H, I
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
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GOL
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H, I
GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.208 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 44.055α = 78.72
b = 48.825β = 81.52
c = 97.85γ = 77.69
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
ADSCdata collection
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-04-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2018-04-11
    Changes: Advisory, Data collection, Database references, Source and taxonomy, Structure summary
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Advisory, Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary