7MOB

Cryo-EM structure of 2:2 c-MET/NK1 complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 5.00 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Structural basis of the activation of c-MET receptor.

Uchikawa, E.Chen, Z.Xiao, G.Y.Zhang, X.Bai, X.C.

(2021) Nat Commun 12: 4074-4074

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24367-3
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    7MO9, 7MOB

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    The c-MET receptor is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) that plays essential roles in normal cell development and motility. Aberrant activation of c-MET can lead to both tumors growth and metastatic progression of cancer cells. C-MET can be activated by either hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), or its natural isoform NK1. Here, we report the cryo-EM structures of c-MET/HGF and c-MET/NK1 complexes in the active state. The c-MET/HGF complex structure reveals that, by utilizing two distinct interfaces, one HGF molecule is sufficient to induce a specific dimerization mode of c-MET for receptor activation. The binding of heparin as well as a second HGF to the 2:1 c-MET:HGF complex further stabilize this active conformation. Distinct to HGF, NK1 forms a stable dimer, and bridges two c-METs in a symmetrical manner for activation. Collectively, our studies provide structural insights into the activation mechanisms of c-MET, and reveal how two isoforms of the same ligand use dramatically different mechanisms to activate the receptor.


  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biophysics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.


Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Hepatocyte growth factor
A, B
210Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HGFHPTA
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PHAROS:  P14210
GTEx:  ENSG00000019991 
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UniProt GroupP14210
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Hepatocyte growth factor receptor
C, D
1,390Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MET
EC: 2.7.10.1
UniProt & NIH Common Fund Data Resources
Find proteins for P08581 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P08581
PHAROS:  P08581
GTEx:  ENSG00000105976 
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UniProt GroupP08581
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 5.00 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 
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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2021-06-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2021-07-28
    Changes: Database references