3ZQK

Von Willebrand Factor A2 domain with calcium


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.155 

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Literature

Calcium Modulates Force Sensing by the Von Willebrand Factor A2 Domain.

Jakobi, A.J.Mashaghi, A.Tans, S.J.Huizinga, E.G.

(2011) Nat.Commun. 2: 385

  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1385

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimers mediate primary adhesion and aggregation of platelets. VWF potency critically depends on multimer size, which is regulated by a feedback mechanism involving shear-induced unfolding of the VWF-A2 domain and cleava ...

    von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimers mediate primary adhesion and aggregation of platelets. VWF potency critically depends on multimer size, which is regulated by a feedback mechanism involving shear-induced unfolding of the VWF-A2 domain and cleavage by the metalloprotease ADAMTS-13. Here we report crystallographic and single-molecule optical tweezers data on VWF-A2 providing mechanistic insight into calcium-mediated stabilization of the native conformation that protects A2 from cleavage by ADAMTS-13. Unfolding of A2 requires higher forces when calcium is present and primarily proceeds through a mechanically stable intermediate with non-native calcium coordination. Calcium further accelerates refolding markedly, in particular, under applied load. We propose that calcium improves force sensing by allowing reversible force switching under physiologically relevant hydrodynamic conditions. Our data show for the first time the relevance of metal coordination for mechanical properties of a protein involved in mechanosensing.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Crystal and Structural Chemistry, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR
A, B, C
199Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: VWF (F8VWF)
Find proteins for P04275 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P04275
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
Query on GOL

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A
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
Query on CA

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A, B, C
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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A, B, C
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.7 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.155 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 156.020α = 90.00
b = 35.540β = 96.34
c = 88.460γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
XDSdata reduction
PHENIXrefinement
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-07-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-09-05
    Type: Derived calculations