4LBL

Crystal structure of Human galectin-3 CRD K176L mutant in complex with a-GM3


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.58 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.190 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 

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Literature

Galectin-3 interactions with glycosphingolipids.

Collins, P.M.Bum-Erdene, K.Yu, X.Blanchard, H.

(2014) J.Mol.Biol. 426: 1439-1451

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2013.12.004
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Galectins have essential roles in pathological states including cancer, inflammation, angiogenesis and microbial infections. Endogenous receptors include members of the lacto- and neolacto-series glycosphingolipids present on mammalian cells and cont ...

    Galectins have essential roles in pathological states including cancer, inflammation, angiogenesis and microbial infections. Endogenous receptors include members of the lacto- and neolacto-series glycosphingolipids present on mammalian cells and contain the tetrasaccharides lacto-N-tetraose (LNT) and lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT) that form their core structural components and also ganglio-series glycosphingolipids. We present crystallographic structures of the carbohydrate recognition domain of human galectin-3, both wild type and a mutant (K176L) that influenced ligand affinity, in complex with LNT, LNnT and acetamido ganglioside a-GM3 (α2,3-sialyllactose). Key structural features revealed include galectin-3's demonstration of a binding mode towards gangliosides distinct from that to the lacto/neolacto-glycosphingolipids, with its capacity for recognising the core β-galactoside region being challenged when the core oligosaccharide epitope of ganglio-series glycosphingolipids (GM3) is embedded within particular higher-molecular-weight glycans. The lacto- and neolacto- glycosphingolipids revealed different orientations of their terminal galactose in the galectin-3-bound LNT and LNnT structures that has significant ramifications for the capacity of galectin-3 to interact with higher-order lacto/neolacto-series glycosphingolipids such as ABH blood group antigens and the HNK-1 antigen that is common on leukocytes. LNnT also presents an important model for poly-N-acetyllactosamine-containing glycans and provides insight into galectin-3's accommodation of extended oligosaccharides such as the poly-N-acetyllactosamine-modified N- and O-glycans that, via galectin-3 interaction, facilitate progression of lung and bladder cancers, respectively. These findings provide the first atomic detail of galectin-3's interactions with the core structures of mammalian glycosphingolipids, providing information important in understanding the capacity of galectin-3 to engage with receptors identified as facilitators of major disease.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Queensland 4222, Australia.,Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Queensland 4222, Australia. Electronic address: h.blanchard@griffith.edu.au.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Galectin-3
A
138Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: LGALS3 (MAC2)
Find proteins for P17931 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P17931
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CL
Query on CL

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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
BGC
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A
BETA-D-GLUCOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-VFUOTHLCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GAL
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A
BETA-D-GALACTOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-FPRJBGLDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SIA
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A
O-SIALIC ACID
C11 H19 N O9
SQVRNKJHWKZAKO-YRMXFSIDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.58 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.190 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 35.860α = 90.00
b = 57.610β = 90.00
c = 62.590γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Blu-Icedata collection
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PHASERphasing
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-01-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-03-26
    Type: Database references