3ZQK

Von Willebrand Factor A2 domain with calcium


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.155 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.157 

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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
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3ZQK

  • 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 cleavage by the metalloprotease ADAMTS-13 ...

    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 LengthOrganismDetailsImage
VON WILLEBRAND FACTORA, B, C199Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: VWFF8VWF
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Go to UniProtKB:  P04275
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PHAROS:  P04275
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.70 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.200 
  • R-Value Work: 0.155 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.157 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 156.02α = 90
b = 35.54β = 96.34
c = 88.46γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2011-07-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-09-05
    Changes: Derived calculations
  • Version 1.2: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Other, Structure summary