4LBO

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


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.193 
  • R-Value Work: 0.171 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.172 

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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
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • 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. Electronic address: h.blanchard@griffith.edu.au.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Galectin-3
A
138Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: LGALS3MAC2
Find proteins for P17931 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P17931
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PHAROS  P17931
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SIA
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A
O-SIALIC ACID
C11 H19 N O9
SQVRNKJHWKZAKO-YRMXFSIDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BGC
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A
BETA-D-GLUCOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-VFUOTHLCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GAL
Query on GAL

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A
BETA-D-GALACTOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-FPRJBGLDSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CL
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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.65 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.193 
  • R-Value Work: 0.171 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.172 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 36.992α = 90
b = 58.277β = 90
c = 63.81γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SAINTdata scaling
SCALAdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PROTEUM PLUSdata collection
SAINTdata reduction
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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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
    Changes: Database references