3FUB

Crystal structure of GDNF-GFRalpha1 complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.280 
  • R-Value Work: 0.226 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.228 

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Literature

Comparison of GFL-GFRalpha complexes: further evidence relating GFL bend angle to RET signalling

Parkash, V.Goldman, A.

(2009) Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 65: 551-558

  • DOI: 10.1107/S1744309109017722
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3FUB

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) activates the receptor tyrosine kinase RET by binding to the GDNF-family receptor alpha1 (GFRalpha1) and forming the GDNF(2)-GFRalpha1(2)-RET(2) heterohexamer complex. A previous crystal structure of ...

    Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) activates the receptor tyrosine kinase RET by binding to the GDNF-family receptor alpha1 (GFRalpha1) and forming the GDNF(2)-GFRalpha1(2)-RET(2) heterohexamer complex. A previous crystal structure of the GDNF(2)-GFRalpha1(2) complex (PDB code 2v5e) suggested that differences in signalling in GDNF-family ligand (GFL) complexes might arise from differences in the bend angle between the two monomers in the GFL homodimer. Here, a 2.35 A resolution structure of the GDNF(2)-GFRalpha1(2) complex crystallized with new cell dimensions is reported. The structure was refined to a final R factor of 22.5% (R(free) = 28%). The structures of both biological tetrameric complexes in the asymmetric unit are very similar to 2v5e and different from the artemin-GFRalpha3 structure, even though there is a small change in the structure of the GDNF. By comparison of all known GDNF and artemin structures, it is concluded that GDNF is more bent and more flexible than artemin and that this may be related to RET signalling. Comparisons also suggest that the differences between artemin and GDNF arise from the increased curvature of the artemin ;fingers', which both increases the buried surface area in the monomer-monomer interface and changes the intermonomer bend angle. From sequence comparison, it is suggested that neuturin (the second GFL) adopts an artemin-like conformation, while persephin has a different conformation to the other three.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
GDNF family receptor alpha-1A, C281Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Gfra1GdnfraRetl1Trnr1
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Entity ID: 2
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Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factorB, D134Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: GDNF
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PHAROS  P39905
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Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
E
2 N-Glycosylation
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAG
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B
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
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C
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
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EDO
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A, B
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.280 
  • R-Value Work: 0.226 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.228 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 45.2α = 90
b = 84.1β = 96.1
c = 179.2γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MxCuBEdata collection
XDSdata reduction

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-06-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2018-01-24
    Changes: Structure summary
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary