3IPD

Helical extension of the neuronal SNARE complex into the membrane, spacegroup I 21 21 21


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.332 
  • R-Value Work: 0.304 

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Literature

Helical extension of the neuronal SNARE complex into the membrane

Stein, A.Weber, G.Wahl, M.C.Jahn, R.

(2009) Nature 460: 525-528

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature08156
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Neurotransmission relies on synaptic vesicles fusing with the membrane of nerve cells to release their neurotransmitter content into the synaptic cleft, a process requiring the assembly of several members of the SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensit ...

    Neurotransmission relies on synaptic vesicles fusing with the membrane of nerve cells to release their neurotransmitter content into the synaptic cleft, a process requiring the assembly of several members of the SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor) family. SNAREs represent an evolutionarily conserved protein family that mediates membrane fusion in the secretory and endocytic pathways of eukaryotic cells. On membrane contact, these proteins assemble in trans between the membranes as a bundle of four alpha-helices, with the energy released during assembly being thought to drive fusion. However, it is unclear how the energy is transferred to the membranes and whether assembly is conformationally linked to fusion. Here, we report the X-ray structure of the neuronal SNARE complex, consisting of rat syntaxin 1A, SNAP-25 and synaptobrevin 2, with the carboxy-terminal linkers and transmembrane regions at 3.4 A resolution. The structure shows that assembly proceeds beyond the already known core SNARE complex, resulting in a continuous helical bundle that is further stabilized by side-chain interactions in the linker region. Our results suggest that the final phase of SNARE assembly is directly coupled to membrane merger.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, 37077 Göttingen, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Vesicle-associated membrane protein 2
A, E
91Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Vamp2 (Syb2)
Find proteins for P63045 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P63045
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Syntaxin-1A
B, F
109Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Stx1a (Sap)
Find proteins for P32851 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P32851
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Synaptosomal-associated protein 25
C, G
80Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Snap25 (Snap)
Find proteins for P60881 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P60881
Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Synaptosomal-associated protein 25
D, H
68Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Snap25 (Snap)
Find proteins for P60881 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P60881
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.332 
  • R-Value Work: 0.304 
  • Space Group: I 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 109.852α = 90.00
b = 215.680β = 90.00
c = 262.810γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data scaling
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2009-09-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance