3NMX

Crystal structure of APC complexed with Asef


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.210 

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Literature

Structural basis for the recognition of Asef by adenomatous polyposis coli.

Zhang, Z.Chen, L.Gao, L.Lin, K.Zhu, L.Lu, Y.Shi, X.Gao, Y.Zhou, J.Xu, P.Zhang, J.Wu, G.

(2012) Cell Res 22: 372-386

  • DOI: 10.1038/cr.2011.119
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3NMZ, 3NMW, 3NMX

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) regulates cell-cell adhesion and cell migration through activating the APC-stimulated guanine nucleotide-exchange factor (GEF; Asef), which is usually autoinhibited through the binding between its Src homology 3 (SH3) ...

    Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) regulates cell-cell adhesion and cell migration through activating the APC-stimulated guanine nucleotide-exchange factor (GEF; Asef), which is usually autoinhibited through the binding between its Src homology 3 (SH3) and Dbl homology (DH) domains. The APC-activated Asef stimulates the small GTPase Cdc42, which leads to decreased cell-cell adherence and enhanced cell migration. In colorectal cancers, truncated APC constitutively activates Asef and promotes cancer cell migration and angiogenesis. Here, we report crystal structures of the human APC/Asef complex. We find that the armadillo repeat domain of APC uses a highly conserved surface groove to recognize the APC-binding region (ABR) of Asef, conformation of which changes dramatically upon binding to APC. Key residues on APC and Asef for the complex formation were mutated and their importance was demonstrated by binding and activity assays. Structural superimposition of the APC/Asef complex with autoinhibited Asef suggests that the binding between APC and Asef might create a steric clash between Asef-DH domain and APC, which possibly leads to a conformational change in Asef that stimulates its GEF activity. Our structures thus elucidate the molecular mechanism of Asef recognition by APC, as well as provide a potential target for pharmaceutical intervention against cancers.


    Organizational Affiliation

    State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
APC variant proteinABC354Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: APCDP2.5
Find proteins for P25054 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS  P25054
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 4DEF25Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ARHGEF4KIAA1112
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PHAROS  Q9NR80
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.254 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.210 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 147.79α = 90
b = 92.18β = 93.77
c = 107.84γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-07-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-03-15
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2019-12-25
    Changes: Advisory, Database references, Derived calculations