5ERD

Crystal structure of human Desmoglein-2 ectodomain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.287 
  • R-Value Work: 0.241 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.244 

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Literature

Structural basis of adhesive binding by desmocollins and desmogleins.

Harrison, O.J.Brasch, J.Lasso, G.Katsamba, P.S.Ahlsen, G.Honig, B.Shapiro, L.

(2016) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113: 7160-7165

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1606272113
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Desmosomes are intercellular adhesive junctions that impart strength to vertebrate tissues. Their dense, ordered intercellular attachments are formed by desmogleins (Dsgs) and desmocollins (Dscs), but the nature of trans-cellular interactions between ...

    Desmosomes are intercellular adhesive junctions that impart strength to vertebrate tissues. Their dense, ordered intercellular attachments are formed by desmogleins (Dsgs) and desmocollins (Dscs), but the nature of trans-cellular interactions between these specialized cadherins is unclear. Here, using solution biophysics and coated-bead aggregation experiments, we demonstrate family-wise heterophilic specificity: All Dsgs form adhesive dimers with all Dscs, with affinities characteristic of each Dsg:Dsc pair. Crystal structures of ectodomains from Dsg2 and Dsg3 and from Dsc1 and Dsc2 show binding through a strand-swap mechanism similar to that of homophilic classical cadherins. However, conserved charged amino acids inhibit Dsg:Dsg and Dsc:Dsc interactions by same-charge repulsion and promote heterophilic Dsg:Dsc interactions through opposite-charge attraction. These findings show that Dsg:Dsc heterodimers represent the fundamental adhesive unit of desmosomes and provide a structural framework for understanding desmosome assembly.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032; Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032 bh6@cumc.columbia.edu shapiro@convex.hhmi.columbia.edu.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Desmoglein-2A, B559Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: DSG2CDHF5
Find proteins for Q14126 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS  Q14126
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  • Reference Sequence
Oligosaccharides
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation
beta-D-mannopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
C, D, G
3 N-Glycosylation
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation
beta-D-mannopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-[alpha-L-fucopyranose-(1-6)]2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
E
4 N-Glycosylation
Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
F, H, I
2 N-Glycosylation
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAG
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A, B
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MAN
Query on MAN

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A, B
alpha-D-mannopyranose
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-PQMKYFCFSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
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A
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
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A, B
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.90 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.287 
  • R-Value Work: 0.241 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.244 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 90.968α = 90
b = 114.476β = 90
c = 226.127γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction
Aimlessdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS)United StatesR01 GM062270

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-06-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-06-29
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2016-07-13
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-09-20
    Changes: Author supporting evidence, Database references, Derived calculations
  • Version 1.4: 2019-12-25
    Changes: Author supporting evidence, Data collection
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Advisory, Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary