3KVQ

Crystal structure of VEGFR2 extracellular domain D7


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.296 
  • R-Value Work: 0.230 

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Literature

Direct contacts between extracellular membrane-proximal domains are required for VEGF receptor activation and cell signaling

Yang, Y.Xie, P.Opatowsky, Y.Schlessinger, J.

(2010) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 107: 1906-1911

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0914052107

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Structural analyses of the extracellular region of stem cell factor (SCF) receptor (also designated KIT) in complex with SCF revealed a sequence motif in a loop in the fourth Ig-like domain (D4) that is responsible for forming homotypic receptor cont ...

    Structural analyses of the extracellular region of stem cell factor (SCF) receptor (also designated KIT) in complex with SCF revealed a sequence motif in a loop in the fourth Ig-like domain (D4) that is responsible for forming homotypic receptor contacts and for ligand-induced KIT activation and cell signaling. An identical motif was identified in the most membrane-proximal seventh Ig-like domain (D7) of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1), VEGFR2, and VEGFR3. In this report we demonstrate that ligand-induced tyrosine autophosphorylation and cell signaling via VEGFR1 or VEGFR2 harboring mutations in critical residues (Arg726 or Asp731) in D7 are strongly impaired. We also describe the crystal structure of D7 of VEGFR2 to a resolution of 2.7 A. The structure shows that homotypic D7 contacts are mediated by salt bridges and van der Waals contacts formed between Arg726 of one protomer and Asp731 of the other protomer. The structure of D7 dimer is very similar to the structure of D4 dimers seen in the crystal structure of KIT extracellular region in complex with SCF. The high similarity between VEGFR D7 and KIT D4 in both structure and function provides further evidence for common ancestral origins of type III and type V RTKs. It also reveals a conserved mechanism for RTK activation and a novel target for pharmacological intervention of pathologically activated RTKs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2
A
108Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: KDR (FLK1, VEGFR2)
EC: 2.7.10.1
Find proteins for P35968 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: KDR
Go to UniProtKB:  P35968
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.296 
  • R-Value Work: 0.230 
  • Space Group: I 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 39.476α = 90.00
b = 76.989β = 90.00
c = 102.035γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOLREPphasing
HKL-2000data scaling
HKL-2000data collection
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-02-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance