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Crystal Structure of the Neurotrophin-3 and p75NTR Symmetrical Complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.288 
  • R-Value Work: 0.224 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the neurotrophin-3 and p75NTR symmetrical complex.

Gong, Y.Cao, P.Yu, H.J.Jiang, T.

(2008) Nature 454: 789-793

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature07089

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Neurotrophins (NTs) are important regulators for the survival, differentiation and maintenance of different peripheral and central neurons. NTs bind to two distinct classes of glycosylated receptor: the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) and tyrosi ...

    Neurotrophins (NTs) are important regulators for the survival, differentiation and maintenance of different peripheral and central neurons. NTs bind to two distinct classes of glycosylated receptor: the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) and tyrosine kinase receptors (Trks). Whereas p75(NTR) binds to all NTs, the Trk subtypes are specific for each NT. The question of whether NTs stimulate p75(NTR) by inducing receptor homodimerization is still under debate. Here we report the 2.6-A resolution crystal structure of neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) complexed to the ectodomain of glycosylated p75(NTR). In contrast to the previously reported asymmetric complex structure, which contains a dimer of nerve growth factor (NGF) bound to a single ectodomain of deglycosylated p75(NTR) (ref. 3), we show that NT-3 forms a central homodimer around which two glycosylated p75(NTR) molecules bind symmetrically. Symmetrical binding occurs along the NT-3 interfaces, resulting in a 2:2 ligand-receptor cluster. A comparison of the symmetrical and asymmetric structures reveals significant differences in ligand-receptor interactions and p75(NTR) conformations. Biochemical experiments indicate that both NT-3 and NGF bind to p75(NTR) with 2:2 stoichiometry in solution, whereas the 2:1 complexes are the result of artificial deglycosylation. We therefore propose that the symmetrical 2:2 complex reflects a native state of p75(NTR) activation at the cell surface. These results provide a model for NTs-p75(NTR) recognition and signal generation, as well as insights into coordination between p75(NTR) and Trks.


    Organizational Affiliation

    National Key Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 15 Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Neurotrophin-3
A, B
119Homo sapiensGene Names: NTF3
Find proteins for P20783 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: NTF3
Go to UniProtKB:  P20783
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 16
C, D
167Rattus norvegicusGene Names: Ngfr (Tnfrsf16)
Find proteins for P07174 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P07174
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAG
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C, D
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.288 
  • R-Value Work: 0.224 
  • Space Group: H 3
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 125.800α = 90.00
b = 125.800β = 90.00
c = 133.100γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing
DENZOdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
MAR345dtbdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-07-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance