3BX4

Crystal structure of the snake venom toxin aggretin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.202 

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Literature

The crystal structure of the platelet activator aggretin reveals a novel (alphabeta)2 dimeric structure.

Hooley, E.Papagrigoriou, E.Navdaev, A.Pandey, A.V.Clemetson, J.M.Clemetson, K.J.Emsley, J.

(2008) Biochemistry 47: 7831-7837

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi800528t

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Aggretin is a C-type lectin purified from Calloselasma rhodostoma snake venom. It is a potent activator of platelets, resulting in a collagen-like response by binding and clustering platelet receptor CLEC-2. We present here the crystal structure of a ...

    Aggretin is a C-type lectin purified from Calloselasma rhodostoma snake venom. It is a potent activator of platelets, resulting in a collagen-like response by binding and clustering platelet receptor CLEC-2. We present here the crystal structure of aggretin at 1.7 A which reveals a unique tetrameric quaternary structure. The two alphabeta heterodimers are arranged through 2-fold rotational symmetry, resulting in an antiparallel side-by-side arrangement. Aggretin thus presents two ligand binding sites on one surface and can therefore cluster ligands in a manner reminiscent of convulxin and flavocetin. To examine the molecular basis of the interaction with CLEC-2, we used a molecular modeling approach of docking the aggretin alphabeta structure with the CLEC-2 N-terminal domain (CLEC-2N). This model positions the CLEC-2N structure face down in the "saddle"-shaped binding site which lies between the aggretin alpha and beta lectin-like domains. A 2-fold rotation of this complex to generate the aggretin tetramer reveals dimer contacts for CLEC-2N which bring the N- and C-termini into the proximity of each other, and a series of contacts involving two interlocking beta-strands close to the N-terminus are described. A comparison with homologous lectin-like domains from the immunoreceptor family reveals a similar but not identical dimerization mode, suggesting this structure may represent the clustered form of CLEC-2 capable of signaling across the platelet membrane.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Aggretin alpha chain
A, C
136Calloselasma rhodostomaMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q9I841 (Calloselasma rhodostoma)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9I841
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Aggretin beta chain
B, D
146Calloselasma rhodostomaMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q9I840 (Calloselasma rhodostoma)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9I840
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B, C, D
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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D
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.202 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 64.318α = 90.00
b = 91.305β = 90.00
c = 118.916γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-08-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance