3LTG

Crystal structure of the Drosophila Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor ectodomain complexed with a low affinity Spitz mutant


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.427 
  • R-Value Work: 0.406 

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Literature

Structural basis for negative cooperativity in growth factor binding to an EGF receptor.

Alvarado, D.Klein, D.E.Lemmon, M.A.

(2010) Cell 142: 568-579

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.07.015
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Transmembrane signaling by the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) involves ligand-induced dimerization and allosteric regulation of the intracellular tyrosine kinase domain. Crystallographic studies have shown how ligand binding induces dimeriza ...

    Transmembrane signaling by the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) involves ligand-induced dimerization and allosteric regulation of the intracellular tyrosine kinase domain. Crystallographic studies have shown how ligand binding induces dimerization of the EGFR extracellular region but cannot explain the "high-affinity" and "low-affinity" classes of cell-surface EGF-binding sites inferred from curved Scatchard plots. From a series of crystal structures of the Drosophila EGFR extracellular region, we show here how Scatchard plot curvature arises from negatively cooperative ligand binding. The first ligand-binding event induces formation of an asymmetric dimer with only one bound ligand. The unoccupied site in this dimer is structurally restrained, leading to reduced affinity for binding of the second ligand, and thus negative cooperativity. Our results explain the cell-surface binding characteristics of EGF receptors and suggest how individual EGFR ligands might stabilize distinct dimeric species with different signaling properties.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6059, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Epidermal growth factor receptor
A, C
601Drosophila melanogasterMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Egfr (c-erbB, DER, top)
EC: 2.7.10.1
Find proteins for P04412 (Drosophila melanogaster)
Go to UniProtKB:  P04412
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Protein spitz
D
52Drosophila melanogasterMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: spi
Find proteins for Q01083 (Drosophila melanogaster)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q01083
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.427 
  • R-Value Work: 0.406 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 73.750α = 90.00
b = 120.150β = 90.00
c = 274.700γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PHASERphasing
HKL-2000data scaling
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-08-25
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance