3JAE

Structure of alpha-1 glycine receptor by single particle electron cryo-microscopy, glycine-bound state


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.9 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Glycine receptor mechanism elucidated by electron cryo-microscopy.

Du, J.Lu, W.Wu, S.Cheng, Y.Gouaux, E.

(2015) Nature 526: 224-229

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature14853
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  3JAD, 3JAF

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The strychnine-sensitive glycine receptor (GlyR) mediates inhibitory synaptic transmission in the spinal cord and brainstem and is linked to neurological disorders, including autism and hyperekplexia. Understanding of molecular mechanisms and pharmac ...

    The strychnine-sensitive glycine receptor (GlyR) mediates inhibitory synaptic transmission in the spinal cord and brainstem and is linked to neurological disorders, including autism and hyperekplexia. Understanding of molecular mechanisms and pharmacology of glycine receptors has been hindered by a lack of high-resolution structures. Here we report electron cryo-microscopy structures of the zebrafish α1 GlyR with strychnine, glycine, or glycine and ivermectin (glycine/ivermectin). Strychnine arrests the receptor in an antagonist-bound closed ion channel state, glycine stabilizes the receptor in an agonist-bound open channel state, and the glycine/ivermectin complex adopts a potentially desensitized or partially open state. Relative to the glycine-bound state, strychnine expands the agonist-binding pocket via outward movement of the C loop, promotes rearrangement of the extracellular and transmembrane domain 'wrist' interface, and leads to rotation of the transmembrane domain towards the pore axis, occluding the ion conduction pathway. These structures illuminate the GlyR mechanism and define a rubric to interpret structures of Cys-loop receptors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Vollum Institute, Oregon Health &Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Glycine receptor subunit alphaZ1
A, B, C, D, E
342Danio rerioGene Names: glra1
Membrane protein
mpstruct
Group: 
TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEINS: ALPHA-HELICAL
Sub Group: 
Cys-Loop Receptor Family
Protein: 
α1 GlyR Glycine receptor in complex with strychnine
Find proteins for O93430 (Danio rerio)
Go to UniProtKB:  O93430
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAG
Query on NAG

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

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 3.9 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2015-09-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-09-23
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2015-10-14
    Type: Database references