Human galectin-7 in complex with a galactose based dendron D2-2.

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.04 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.319 
  • R-Value Work: 0.238 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.240 

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Structural Basis of Multivalent Galactose-Based Dendrimer Recognition by Human Galectin-7.

Ramaswamy, S.Haj Sleiman, M.Masuyer, G.Arbez-Gindre, C.Micha-Screttas, M.Calogeropoulou, T.Steele, B.R.Acharya, K.R.

(2015) FEBS J 282: 372

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/febs.13140
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4UW3, 4UW4, 4UW5, 4UW6

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Galectins are evolutionarily conserved and ubiquitously present animal lectins with a high affinity for β-galactose-containing oligosaccharides. To date, 15 mammalian galectins have been identified. Their involvement in cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions has highlighted their importance in signal transduction and other intracellular processes. Human galectin-7 (hGal-7) is a 15 kDa proto type galectin that forms a dimer in solution and its involvement in the stimulation and development of tumour growth has been reported. Previously, we reported the crystal structure of hGal-7 and its complex with galactose and lactose which provided insight into its molecular recognition and detailed interactions. Here, we present newly obtained high-resolution structural data on carbohydrate-based dendrons in complex with hGal-7. Our crystallographic data reveal how multivalent ligands interact with and form cross-links with these galectin molecules. Understanding how these dendrimeric compounds interact with hGal-7 would help in the design of new tools to investigate the recognition of carbohydrates by lectins.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, UK.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
A, B, C, D, E
A, B, C, D, E, F
136Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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UniProt GroupP47929
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.04 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.319 
  • R-Value Work: 0.238 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.240 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 63.44α = 90
b = 115.65β = 90
c = 116.25γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
Aimlessdata scaling

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2014-11-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-02-04
    Changes: Database references