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Crystal structure of Apaf-1 CARD and caspase-9 CARD complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.226 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.211 

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Literature

Molecular determinants of caspase-9 activation by the Apaf-1 apoptosome.

Hu, Q.Wu, D.Chen, W.Yan, Z.Yan, C.He, T.Liang, Q.Shi, Y.

(2014) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111: 16254-16261

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1418000111
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Autocatalytic activation of an initiator caspase triggers the onset of apoptosis. In dying cells, caspase-9 activation is mediated by a multimeric adaptor complex known as the Apaf-1 apoptosome. The molecular mechanism by which caspase-9 is activated ...

    Autocatalytic activation of an initiator caspase triggers the onset of apoptosis. In dying cells, caspase-9 activation is mediated by a multimeric adaptor complex known as the Apaf-1 apoptosome. The molecular mechanism by which caspase-9 is activated by the Apaf-1 apoptosome remains largely unknown. Here we demonstrate that the previously reported 1:1 interaction between Apaf-1 caspase recruitment domain (CARD) and caspase-9 CARD is insufficient for the activation of caspase-9. Rather, formation of a multimeric CARD:CARD assembly between Apaf-1 and caspase-9, which requires three types of distinct interfaces, underlies caspase-9 activation. Importantly, an additional surface area on the multimeric CARD assembly is essential for caspase-9 activation. Together, these findings reveal mechanistic insights into the activation of caspase-9 by the Apaf-1 apoptosome and support the induced conformation model for initiator caspase activation by adaptor complexes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Ministry of Education Protein Science Laboratory, Center for Structural Biology, Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences and School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China; and shi-lab@tsinghua.edu.cn.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Apoptotic protease-activating factor 1
A, B, C, D
97Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: APAF1KIAA0413
Find proteins for O14727 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  O14727
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PHAROS  O14727
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Caspase-9
E, F
108Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CASP9MCH6
EC: 3.4.22.62
Find proteins for P55211 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P55211
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PHAROS  P55211
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B, C, D
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
CL
Query on CL

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B, D
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.226 
  • R-Value Work: 0.210 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.211 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 64.531α = 90
b = 92.52β = 109.12
c = 68.031γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CrystalCleardata collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-10-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-10-17
    Changes: Data collection, Database references