5CS7

The crystal structure of wt beta2-microglobulin at room temperature


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.238 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 

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Literature

Conformational dynamics in crystals reveal the molecular bases for D76N beta-2 microglobulin aggregation propensity.

Le Marchand, T.de Rosa, M.Salvi, N.Sala, B.M.Andreas, L.B.Barbet-Massin, E.Sormanni, P.Barbiroli, A.Porcari, R.Sousa Mota, C.de Sanctis, D.Bolognesi, M.Emsley, L.Bellotti, V.Blackledge, M.Camilloni, C.Pintacuda, G.Ricagno, S.

(2018) Nat Commun 9: 1658-1658

  • DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04078-y
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4RMW, 4RMU, 4RMV, 5CSB, 5CS7, 5CSG

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Spontaneous aggregation of folded and soluble native proteins in vivo is still a poorly understood process. A prototypic example is the D76N mutant of beta-2 microglobulin (β2m) that displays an aggressive aggregation propensity. Here we investigate ...

    Spontaneous aggregation of folded and soluble native proteins in vivo is still a poorly understood process. A prototypic example is the D76N mutant of beta-2 microglobulin (β2m) that displays an aggressive aggregation propensity. Here we investigate the dynamics of β2m by X-ray crystallography, solid-state NMR, and molecular dynamics simulations to unveil the effects of the D76N mutation. Taken together, our data highlight the presence of minor disordered substates in crystalline β2m. The destabilization of the outer strands of D76N β2m accounts for the increased aggregation propensity. Furthermore, the computational modeling reveals a network of interactions with residue D76 as a keystone: this model allows predicting the stability of several point mutants. Overall, our study shows how the study of intrinsic dynamics in crystallo can provide crucial answers on protein stability and aggregation propensity. The comprehensive approach here presented may well be suited for the study of other folded amyloidogenic proteins.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Dipartimento di Bioscienze, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133, Milano, Italy. stefano.ricagno@unimi.it.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Beta-2-microglobulinA100Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: B2MCDABP0092HDCMA22P
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Go to UniProtKB:  P61769
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PHAROS  P61769
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.238 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 
  • Space Group: I 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 59.63α = 90
b = 29.24β = 102.89
c = 65.956γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
Aimlessdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-08-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-06-27
    Changes: Data collection, Database references