3O2J

Structure of the GluA2 NTD-dimer interface mutant, N54A


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.95 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 

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Literature

Subunit-selective N-terminal domain associations organize the formation of AMPA receptor heteromers

Rossmann, M.Sukumaran, M.Penn, A.C.Veprintsev, D.B.Babu, M.M.Greger, I.H.

(2011) Embo J. 30: 959-971

  • DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2011.16
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The assembly of AMPA-type glutamate receptors (AMPARs) into distinct ion channel tetramers ultimately governs the nature of information transfer at excitatory synapses. How cells regulate the formation of diverse homo- and heteromeric AMPARs is unkno ...

    The assembly of AMPA-type glutamate receptors (AMPARs) into distinct ion channel tetramers ultimately governs the nature of information transfer at excitatory synapses. How cells regulate the formation of diverse homo- and heteromeric AMPARs is unknown. Using a sensitive biophysical approach, we show that the extracellular, membrane-distal AMPAR N-terminal domains (NTDs) orchestrate selective routes of heteromeric assembly via a surprisingly wide spectrum of subunit-specific association affinities. Heteromerization is dominant, occurs at the level of the dimer, and results in a preferential incorporation of the functionally critical GluA2 subunit. Using a combination of structure-guided mutagenesis and electrophysiology, we further map evolutionarily variable hotspots in the NTD dimer interface, which modulate heteromerization capacity. This 'flexibility' of the NTD not only explains why heteromers predominate but also how GluA2-lacking, Ca(2+)-permeable homomers could form, which are induced under specific physiological and pathological conditions. Our findings reveal that distinct NTD properties set the stage for the biogenesis of functionally diverse pools of homo- and heteromeric AMPAR tetramers.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Neurobiology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Glutamate receptor 2
A, B
388Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: Gria2 (Glur2)
Find proteins for P19491 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P19491
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAG
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A, B
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.95 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 82.330α = 90.00
b = 92.580β = 90.00
c = 102.480γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata processing
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHASERphasing
ADSCdata collection
SCALAdata scaling
MOSFLMdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-03-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance