3QCW

Structure of neurexin 1 alpha (domains LNS1-LNS6), no splice inserts


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.230 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.209 

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Literature

The Structure of Neurexin 1 alpha Reveals Features Promoting a Role as Synaptic Organizer

Chen, F.Venugopal, V.Murray, B.Rudenko, G.

(2011) Structure 19: 779-789

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2011.03.012
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3R05, 3QCW

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • α-neurexins are essential synaptic adhesion molecules implicated in autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. The α-neurexin extracellular domain consists of six LNS domains interspersed by three EGF-like repeats and interacts with many different p ...

    α-neurexins are essential synaptic adhesion molecules implicated in autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. The α-neurexin extracellular domain consists of six LNS domains interspersed by three EGF-like repeats and interacts with many different proteins in the synaptic cleft. To understand how α-neurexins might function as synaptic organizers, we solved the structure of the neurexin 1α extracellular domain (n1α) to 2.65 Å. The L-shaped molecule can be divided into a flexible repeat I (LNS1-EGF-A-LNS2), a rigid horseshoe-shaped repeat II (LNS3-EGF-B-LNS4) with structural similarity to so-called reelin repeats, and an extended repeat III (LNS5-EGF-B-LNS6) with controlled flexibility. A 2.95 Å structure of n1α carrying splice insert SS#3 in LNS4 reveals that SS#3 protrudes as a loop and does not alter the rigid arrangement of repeat II. The global architecture imposed by conserved structural features enables α-neurexins to recruit and organize proteins in distinct and variable ways, influenced by splicing, thereby promoting synaptic function.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Neurexin-1-alphaAB1245Bos taurusMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: NRXN1
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  • Reference Sequence
Oligosaccharides

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation3D Interactions
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
C, D
2 N-Glycosylation Oligosaccharides Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 60.953α = 90.61
b = 114.543β = 90.87
c = 159.581γ = 92.18
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2011-01-17 
  • Released Date: 2011-06-15 
  • Deposition Author(s): Rudenko, G.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-06-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-07-26
    Changes: Refinement description, Source and taxonomy
  • Version 1.3: 2017-11-08
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Advisory, Atomic model, Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Structure summary