PDBsum entry 1ltj

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Blood clotting PDB id
Protein chains
65 a.a. *
298 a.a. *
299 a.a. *
58 a.a. *
_CA ×4
Waters ×250
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Blood clotting
Title: Crystal structure of recombinant human fibrinogen fragment d peptide ligands gly-pro-arg-pro-amide and gly-his-arg-pro-a
Structure: Fibrinogen alpha/alpha-e chain. Chain: a, d. Fragment: fragment d (residues 126-191). Engineered: yes. Fibrinogen beta chain. Chain: b, e. Fragment: fragment d (residues 149-461). Engineered: yes. Fibrinogen gamma chain.
Source: Homo sapiens. Human. Organism_taxid: 9606. Expressed in: cricetulus griseus. Expression_system_taxid: 10029. Expression_system_cell_line: cho cells. Synthetic: yes. Synthetic: yes
Biol. unit: Pentamer (from PQS)
2.80Å     R-factor:   0.212     R-free:   0.270
Authors: M.S.Kostelansky,L.Betts,O.V.Gorkun,S.T.Lord
Key ref:
M.S.Kostelansky et al. (2002). 2.8 A crystal structures of recombinant fibrinogen fragment D with and without two peptide ligands: GHRP binding to the "b" site disrupts its nearby calcium-binding site. Biochemistry, 41, 12124-12132. PubMed id: 12356313 DOI: 10.1021/bi0261894
20-May-02     Release date:   06-Nov-02    
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Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P02671  (FIBA_HUMAN) -  Fibrinogen alpha chain
866 a.a.
65 a.a.
Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P02675  (FIBB_HUMAN) -  Fibrinogen beta chain
491 a.a.
298 a.a.
Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P02679  (FIBG_HUMAN) -  Fibrinogen gamma chain
453 a.a.
299 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P02671  (FIBA_HUMAN) -  Fibrinogen alpha chain
866 a.a.
58 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  PfamB domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     fibrinogen complex   1 term 
  Biological process     signal transduction   3 terms 
  Biochemical function     receptor binding     2 terms  


DOI no: 10.1021/bi0261894 Biochemistry 41:12124-12132 (2002)
PubMed id: 12356313  
2.8 A crystal structures of recombinant fibrinogen fragment D with and without two peptide ligands: GHRP binding to the "b" site disrupts its nearby calcium-binding site.
M.S.Kostelansky, L.Betts, O.V.Gorkun, S.T.Lord.
We report two crystal structures, each at a resolution of 2.8 A, of recombinant human fibrinogen fragment D (rfD) in the absence and presence of peptide ligands. The bound ligands, Gly-Pro-Arg-Pro-amide and Gly-His-Arg-Pro-amide, mimic the interactions of the thrombin exposed polymerization sites, "A" and "B", respectively. This report is the first to describe the structure of fragment D in the presence of both peptide ligands. The structures reveal that recombinant fibrinogen is nearly identical to the plasma protein but with minor changes, like the addition of a proximal fucose to the carbohydrate linked to residue betaGln364, and slightly different relative positions of the beta- and gamma-modules. Of major interest in our structures is that a previously identified calcium site in plasma fibrinogen is absent when Gly-His-Arg-Pro-amide is bound. The peptide-dependent loss of this calcium site may have significant biological implications that are further discussed. These structures provide a foundation for the detailed structural analysis of variant recombinant fibrinogens that were used to identify critical functional residues within fragment D.

Literature references that cite this PDB file's key reference

  PubMed id Reference
19914710 A.S.Soon, S.E.Stabenfeldt, W.E.Brown, and T.H.Barker (2010).
Engineering fibrin matrices: the engagement of polymerization pockets through fibrin knob technology for the delivery and retention of therapeutic proteins.
  Biomaterials, 31, 1944-1954.  
20484082 S.E.Stabenfeldt, J.J.Gossett, and T.H.Barker (2010).
Building better fibrin knob mimics: an investigation of synthetic fibrin knob peptide structures in solution and their dynamic binding with fibrinogen/fibrin holes.
  Blood, 116, 1352-1359.  
19650644 S.R.Bowley, N.Okumura, and S.T.Lord (2009).
Impaired protofibril formation in fibrinogen gamma N308K is due to altered D:D and "A:a" interactions.
  Biochemistry, 48, 8656-8663.
PDB code: 3hus
19075185 S.R.Bowley, and S.T.Lord (2009).
Fibrinogen variant BbetaD432A has normal polymerization but does not bind knob "B".
  Blood, 113, 4425-4430.
PDB code: 3e1i
18779330 S.Lancellotti, S.Rutella, V.De Filippis, N.Pozzi, B.Rocca, and R.De Cristofaro (2008).
Fibrinogen-elongated {gamma} Chain Inhibits Thrombin-induced Platelet Response, Hindering the Interaction with Different Receptors.
  J Biol Chem, 283, 30193-30204.  
18710925 T.A.Springer, J.Zhu, and T.Xiao (2008).
Structural basis for distinctive recognition of fibrinogen gammaC peptide by the platelet integrin alphaIIbbeta3.
  J Cell Biol, 182, 791-800.
PDB codes: 2vc2 2vdk 2vdl 2vdm 2vdn 2vdo 2vdp 2vdq 2vdr
17090548 A.A.Amelot, M.Tagzirt, G.Ducouret, R.L.Kuen, and B.F.Le Bonniec (2007).
Platelet factor 4 (CXCL4) seals blood clots by altering the structure of fibrin.
  J Biol Chem, 282, 710-720.  
17922803 J.W.Weisel (2007).
Which knobs fit into which holes in fibrin polymerization?
  J Thromb Haemost, 5, 2340-2343.  
16940416 R.I.Litvinov, O.V.Gorkun, D.K.Galanakis, S.Yakovlev, L.Medved, H.Shuman, and J.W.Weisel (2007).
Polymerization of fibrin: Direct observation and quantification of individual B:b knob-hole interactions.
  Blood, 109, 130-138.  
16689770 L.Betts, B.K.Merenbloom, and S.T.Lord (2006).
The structure of fibrinogen fragment D with the 'A' knob peptide GPRVVE.
  J Thromb Haemost, 4, 1139-1141.
PDB code: 2ffd
16838278 M.Sebbag, N.Moinard, I.Auger, C.Clavel, J.Arnaud, L.Nogueira, J.Roudier, and G.Serre (2006).
Epitopes of human fibrin recognized by the rheumatoid arthritis-specific autoantibodies to citrullinated proteins.
  Eur J Immunol, 36, 2250-2263.  
15723073 P.Petzelbauer, P.A.Zacharowski, Y.Miyazaki, P.Friedl, G.Wickenhauser, F.J.Castellino, M.Gröger, K.Wolff, and K.Zacharowski (2005).
The fibrin-derived peptide Bbeta15-42 protects the myocardium against ischemia-reperfusion injury.
  Nat Med, 11, 298-304.  
15998829 R.I.Litvinov, O.V.Gorkun, S.F.Owen, H.Shuman, and J.W.Weisel (2005).
Polymerization of fibrin: specificity, strength, and stability of knob-hole interactions studied at the single-molecule level.
  Blood, 106, 2944-2951.  
12871291 R.F.Doolittle (2003).
X-ray crystallographic studies on fibrinogen and fibrin.
  J Thromb Haemost, 1, 1559-1565.  
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