Structure of the human TRPV3 channel in the apo conformation

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 3.40 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Conformational ensemble of the human TRPV3 ion channel.

Zubcevic, L.Herzik Jr., M.A.Wu, M.Borschel, W.F.Hirschi, M.Song, A.S.Lander, G.C.Lee, S.Y.

(2018) Nat Commun 9: 4773-4773

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07117-w
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6MHO, 6MHS, 6MHV, 6MHW, 6MHX

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Transient receptor potential vanilloid channel 3 (TRPV3), a member of the thermosensitive TRP (thermoTRPV) channels, is activated by warm temperatures and serves as a key regulator of normal skin physiology through the release of pro-inflammatory messengers. Mutations in trpv3 have been identified as the cause of the congenital skin disorder, Olmsted syndrome. Unlike other members of the thermoTRPV channel family, TRPV3 sensitizes upon repeated stimulation, yet a lack of structural information about the channel precludes a molecular-level understanding of TRPV3 sensitization and gating. Here, we present the cryo-electron microscopy structures of apo and sensitized human TRPV3, as well as several structures of TRPV3 in the presence of the common thermoTRPV agonist 2-aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB). Our results show α-to-π-helix transitions in the S6 during sensitization, and suggest a critical role for the S4-S5 linker π-helix during ligand-dependent gating.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, 27710, NC, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 3A [auth B],
B [auth C],
C [auth A],
826Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TRPV3
Membrane Entity: Yes 
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GTEx:  ENSG00000167723 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 3.40 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 
EM Software:
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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data

Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS)United StatesR35NS097241
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIH/NIBIB)United StatesDP2EB020402
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH/NIAMS)United StatesR21AR072910

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2018-10-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-11-28
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-12-11
    Changes: Author supporting evidence
  • Version 1.3: 2024-03-13
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Refinement description