NVGSNTY segment from Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (IAPP or Amylin), hydrated crystal form

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.158 
  • R-Value Work: 0.148 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.149 

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Molecular mechanisms for protein-encoded inheritance

Wiltzius, J.J.Landau, M.Nelson, R.Sawaya, M.R.Apostol, M.I.Goldschmidt, L.Soriaga, A.B.Cascio, D.Rajashankar, K.Eisenberg, D.

(2009) Nat Struct Mol Biol 16: 973-978

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nsmb.1643
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3FOD, 3FPO, 3FR1, 3FTH, 3FTK, 3FTL, 3FTR, 3FVA, 4NP8

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    In prion inheritance and transmission, strains are phenotypic variants encoded by protein 'conformations'. However, it is unclear how a protein conformation can be stable enough to endure transmission between cells or organisms. Here we describe new polymorphic crystal structures of segments of prion and other amyloid proteins, which offer two structural mechanisms for the encoding of prion strains. In packing polymorphism, prion strains are encoded by alternative packing arrangements (polymorphs) of beta-sheets formed by the same segment of a protein; in segmental polymorphism, prion strains are encoded by distinct beta-sheets built from different segments of a protein. Both forms of polymorphism can produce enduring conformations capable of encoding strains. These molecular mechanisms for transfer of protein-encoded information into prion strains share features with the familiar mechanism for transfer of nucleic acid-encoded information into microbial strains, including sequence specificity and recognition by noncovalent bonds.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA.


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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
NVGSNTY heptapeptide segment from Islet Amyloid Polypeptide7Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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GTEx:  ENSG00000121351 
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UniProt GroupP10997
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  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.158 
  • R-Value Work: 0.148 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.149 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 20.63α = 90
b = 4.7β = 92.28
c = 21.009γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
ADSCdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2009-06-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-01
    Changes: Refinement description, Source and taxonomy
  • Version 1.3: 2024-02-21
    Changes: Data collection, Database references