4ZH1

Complement factor H in complex with the GM1 glycan


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.24 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.228 
  • R-Value Work: 0.181 

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Literature

Complement Factor H and Simian Virus 40 bind the GM1 ganglioside in distinct conformations.

Blaum, B.S.Frank, M.Walker, R.C.Neu, U.Stehle, T.

(2016) Glycobiology 26: 532-539

  • DOI: 10.1093/glycob/cwv170

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Mammalian cell surfaces are decorated with a variety of glycan chains that orchestrate development and defense and are exploited by pathogens for cellular attachment and entry. While glycosidic linkages are, in principle, flexible, the conformational ...

    Mammalian cell surfaces are decorated with a variety of glycan chains that orchestrate development and defense and are exploited by pathogens for cellular attachment and entry. While glycosidic linkages are, in principle, flexible, the conformational space that a given glycan can sample is subject to spatial and electrostatic restrictions imposed by its overall chemical structure. Here, we show how the glycan moiety of the GM1 ganglioside, a branched, monosialylated pentasaccharide that serves as a ligand for various proteins, undergoes differential conformational selection in its interactions with different lectins. Using STD NMR and X-ray crystallography, we found that the innate immune regulator complement Factor H (FH) binds a previously not reported GM1 conformation that is not compatible with the GM1-binding sites of other structurally characterized GM1-binding lectins such as the Simian Virus 40 (SV40) capsid. Molecular dynamics simulations of the free glycan in explicit solvent on the 10 μs timescale reveal that the FH-bound conformation nevertheless corresponds to a minimum in the Gibbs free energy plot. In contrast to the GM1 conformation recognized by SV40, the FH-bound GM1 conformation is associated with poor NOE restraints, explaining how it escaped(1)H-(1)H NOE-restrained modeling in the past and highlighting the necessity for ensemble representations of glycan structures.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, University of Tübingen, Tübingen 72076, Germany baerbel.blaum@uni-tuebingen.de.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Complement C3
A, B, C
317Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: C3 (CPAMD1)
Find proteins for P01024 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: C3
Go to UniProtKB:  P01024
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Complement factor H
D, E, F
129Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CFH (HF, HF1, HF2)
Find proteins for P08603 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: CFH
Go to UniProtKB:  P08603
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
Query on GOL

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

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E, F
BETA-D-GLUCOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-VFUOTHLCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GAL
Query on GAL

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D, E, F
BETA-D-GALACTOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-FPRJBGLDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NGA
Query on NGA

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E, F
N-ACETYL-D-GALACTOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-JAJWTYFOSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SIA
Query on SIA

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D, E, F
O-SIALIC ACID
C11 H19 N O9
SQVRNKJHWKZAKO-YRMXFSIDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.24 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.228 
  • R-Value Work: 0.181 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 75.770α = 112.97
b = 82.860β = 111.43
c = 86.570γ = 99.63
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Cootmodel building
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction
XSCALEdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
DFGGermanyBL 1294/2-1

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-01-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-01-20
    Type: Structure summary
  • Version 1.2: 2016-04-13
    Type: Database references