3UP1

Crystal structure of the unliganded human interleukin-7 receptor extracellular domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.257 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 

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Literature

Structural reorganization of the interleukin-7 signaling complex.

McElroy, C.A.Holland, P.J.Zhao, P.Lim, J.M.Wells, L.Eisenstein, E.Walsh, S.T.

(2012) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 109: 2503-2508

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1116582109

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We report here an unliganded receptor structure in the common gamma-chain (γ(c)) family of receptors and cytokines. The crystal structure of the unliganded form of the interleukin-7 alpha receptor (IL-7Rα) extracellular domain (ECD) at 2.15 Å resolut ...

    We report here an unliganded receptor structure in the common gamma-chain (γ(c)) family of receptors and cytokines. The crystal structure of the unliganded form of the interleukin-7 alpha receptor (IL-7Rα) extracellular domain (ECD) at 2.15 Å resolution reveals a homodimer forming an "X" geometry looking down onto the cell surface with the C termini of the two chains separated by 110 Å and the dimer interface comprising residues critical for IL-7 binding. Further biophysical studies indicate a weak association of the IL-7Rα ECDs but a stronger association between the γ(c)/IL-7Rα ECDs, similar to previous studies of the full-length receptors on CD4(+) T cells. Based on these and previous results, we propose a molecular mechanism detailing the progression from the inactive IL-7Rα homodimer and IL-7Rα-γ(c) heterodimer to the active IL-7-IL-7Rα-γ(c) ternary complex whereby the two receptors undergo at least a 90° rotation away from the cell surface, moving the C termini of IL-7Rα and γ(c) from a distance of 110 Å to less than 30 Å at the cell surface. This molecular mechanism can be used to explain recently discovered IL-7- and γ(c)-independent gain-of-function mutations in IL-7Rα from B- and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients. The mechanism may also be applicable to other γ(c) receptors that form inactive homodimers and heterodimers independent of their cytokines.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Battelle Biomedical Research Center, Columbus, OH 43201, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Interleukin-7 receptor subunit alpha
A, B
223Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: IL7R
Find proteins for P16871 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P16871
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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

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A, B
ALPHA-L-FUCOSE
C6 H12 O5
SHZGCJCMOBCMKK-SXUWKVJYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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A, B
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NGA
Query on NGA

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B
N-ACETYL-D-GALACTOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-JAJWTYFOSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.257 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 
  • Space Group: I 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 81.424α = 90.00
b = 101.259β = 90.00
c = 151.994γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHENIXrefinement
EPMRphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-02-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-08-22
    Type: Database references