4RAH

Crystal structure of dimeric S33C beta-2 microglobulin mutant at 1.4 Angstrom resolution


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.209 
  • R-Value Work: 0.166 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.169 

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Literature

A covalent homodimer probing early oligomers along amyloid aggregation.

Halabelian, L.Relini, A.Barbiroli, A.Penco, A.Bolognesi, M.Ricagno, S.

(2015) Sci Rep 5: 14651-14651

  • DOI: 10.1038/srep14651
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Early oligomers are crucial in amyloid aggregation; however, due to their transient nature they are among the least structurally characterized species. We focused on the amyloidogenic protein beta2-microglobulin (β2m) whose early oligomers are still ...

    Early oligomers are crucial in amyloid aggregation; however, due to their transient nature they are among the least structurally characterized species. We focused on the amyloidogenic protein beta2-microglobulin (β2m) whose early oligomers are still a matter of debate. An intermolecular interaction between D strands of facing β2m molecules was repeatedly observed, suggesting that such interface may be relevant for β2m dimerization. In this study, by mutating Ser33 to Cys, and assembling the disulphide-stabilized β2m homodimer (DimC33), such DD strand interface was locked. Although the isolated DimC33 display a stability similar to wt β2m under native conditions, it shows enhanced amyloid aggregation propensity. Three distinct crystal structures of DimC33 suggest that dimerization through the DD interface is instrumental for enhancing DimC33 aggregation propensity. Furthermore, the crystal structure of DimC33 in complex with the amyloid-specific dye Thioflavin-T pinpoints a second interface, which likely participates in the first steps of β2m aggregation. The present data provide new insight into β2m early steps of amyloid aggregation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Dipartimento di Bioscienze, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 26, 20133 Milan, Italy.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Beta-2-microglobulinA100Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: B2MCDABP0092HDCMA22PNM_004048
Find proteins for P61769 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P61769
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PHAROS  P61769
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  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.209 
  • R-Value Work: 0.166 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.169 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 32.349α = 90
b = 47.704β = 90
c = 119.65γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MxCuBEdata collection
BALBESphasing
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction
Aimlessdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2015-09-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2015-09-23
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2015-11-04
    Changes: Database references