3FL7

Crystal structure of the human ephrin A2 ectodomain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.299 
  • R-Value Work: 0.246 

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Literature

Architecture of Eph receptor clusters.

Himanen, J.P.Yermekbayeva, L.Janes, P.W.Walker, J.R.Xu, K.Atapattu, L.Rajashankar, K.R.Mensinga, A.Lackmann, M.Nikolov, D.B.Dhe-Paganon, S.

(2010) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 107: 10860-10865

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1004148107
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and their ephrin ligands regulate cell navigation during normal and oncogenic development. Signaling of Ephs is initiated in a multistep process leading to the assembly of higher-order signaling clusters that set off bid ...

    Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and their ephrin ligands regulate cell navigation during normal and oncogenic development. Signaling of Ephs is initiated in a multistep process leading to the assembly of higher-order signaling clusters that set off bidirectional signaling in interacting cells. However, the structural and mechanistic details of this assembly remained undefined. Here we present high-resolution structures of the complete EphA2 ectodomain and complexes with ephrin-A1 and A5 as the base unit of an Eph cluster. The structures reveal an elongated architecture with novel Eph/Eph interactions, both within and outside of the Eph ligand-binding domain, that suggest the molecular mechanism underlying Eph/ephrin clustering. Structure-function analysis, by using site-directed mutagenesis and cell-based signaling assays, confirms the importance of the identified oligomerization interfaces for Eph clustering.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystal structure of an Eph receptor-ephrin complex.
      Himanen, J.P.,Rajashankar, K.R.,Lackmann, M.,Cowan, C.A.,Henkemeyer, M.,Nikolov, D.B.
      (2001) Nature 414: 933
    • Distinct subdomains of the EphA3 receptor mediate ligand binding and receptor dimerization.
      Lackmann, M.,Oates, A.C.,Dottori, M.,Smith, F.M.,Do, C.,Power, M.,Kravets, L.,Boyd, A.W.
      (1998) J.Biol.Chem. 273: 20228
    • Recruitment of Eph receptors into signaling clusters does not require ephrin contact.
      Wimmer-Kleikamp, S.H.,Janes, P.W.,Squire, A.,Bastiaens, P.I.,Lackmann, M.
      (2004) J.Cell Biol. 164: 661


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ephrin receptor
A
536Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: EPHA2 (ECK)
EC: 2.7.10.1
Find proteins for P29317 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P29317
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NA
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A
SODIUM ION
Na
FKNQFGJONOIPTF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CL
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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 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: 2.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.299 
  • R-Value Work: 0.246 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 59.358α = 90.00
b = 89.992β = 90.00
c = 136.476γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data collection
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-01-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance