PDBsum entry 2vj2

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Protein-binding PDB id
Protein chains
149 a.a. *
Waters ×208
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Protein-binding
Title: Human jagged-1, domains dsl and egfs1-3
Structure: Jagged-1. Chain: a, b. Fragment: dsl domain and egfs1-3, residues 185-335. Synonym: jagged1, hj1, cd339 antigen, jagged-1. Engineered: yes
Source: Homo sapiens. Human. Organism_taxid: 9606. Expressed in: escherichia coli. Expression_system_taxid: 562.
2.50Å     R-factor:   0.221     R-free:   0.239
Authors: S.Johnson,J.Cordle,J.Z.Tay,P.Roversi,P.A.Handford,S.M.Lea
Key ref:
J.Cordle et al. (2008). A conserved face of the Jagged/Serrate DSL domain is involved in Notch trans-activation and cis-inhibition. Nat Struct Biol, 15, 849-857. PubMed id: 18660822 DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.1457
06-Dec-07     Release date:   29-Jul-08    
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Protein chains
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P78504  (JAG1_HUMAN) -  Protein jagged-1
1218 a.a.
149 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     membrane   1 term 
  Biological process     cell communication   1 term 
  Biochemical function     calcium ion binding     1 term  


DOI no: 10.1038/nsmb.1457 Nat Struct Biol 15:849-857 (2008)
PubMed id: 18660822  
A conserved face of the Jagged/Serrate DSL domain is involved in Notch trans-activation and cis-inhibition.
J.Cordle, S.Johnson, J.Z.Tay, P.Roversi, M.B.Wilkin, Madrid, H.Shimizu, S.Jensen, P.Whiteman, B.Jin, C.Redfield, M.Baron, S.M.Lea, P.A.Handford.
The Notch receptor and its ligands are key components in a core metazoan signaling pathway that regulates the spatial patterning, timing and outcome of many cell-fate decisions. Ligands contain a disulfide-rich Delta/Serrate/LAG-2 (DSL) domain required for Notch trans-activation or cis-inhibition. Here we report the X-ray structure of a receptor binding region of a Notch ligand, the DSL-EGF3 domains of human Jagged-1 (J-1(DSL-EGF3)). The structure reveals a highly conserved face of the DSL domain, and we show, by functional analysis of Drosophila melanogster ligand mutants, that this surface is required for both cis- and trans-regulatory interactions with Notch. We also identify, using NMR, a surface of Notch-1 involved in J-1(DSL-EGF3) binding. Our data imply that cis- and trans-regulation may occur through the formation of structurally distinct complexes that, unexpectedly, involve the same surfaces on both ligand and receptor.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 2.
(a) The overall structure of J-1[DSL-EGF3] is shown in a cartoon representation colored from blue at the N terminus (residue 187) to red at the C terminus (residue 335). Disulfide bonds are shown in yellow stick representations, and two views differing by a rotation of 90° about the long axis are shown. (b) Stereo view of the DSL domain fold. (c) Sequences of the four J-1[DSL-EGF3] domains with disulfide bond pairings indicated. (d) Crystallographic structure of N-1[11–13] shown as in a. The bound Ca^2+ in each EGF domain is shown in a space-filling representation. All structural figures were generated with PyMol (
Figure 3.
Analysis of an alignment of the Jagged/Delta family DSL domains representing various species (H. sapiens Jagged-1, residues 187–229; D. melanogaster Serrate, residues 237–279; H. sapiens Jagged-2, residues 198–240; H. sapiens Delta-like 1, residues 179–221; D. melanogaster Delta, residues 184–226; H. sapiens Delta-like 4, residues 175–217; C. elegans LAG-2, residues 124–166; H. sapiens Delta-like 3, residues 178–215) (a) and the DSL structure (b) reveals a series of highly conserved, but surface-exposed, residues. Residues that are conserved and predicted to form a Notch binding face are shown in red, cysteines in yellow and a nonconserved residue on the opposite face in blue. (c) Electrostatic surface potential of J-1[DSL-EGF3] and N-1[11–13] plotted at 4 kT e^-1 using APBS^54. Note the positively charged patch (blue) within the DSL domain of Jagged-1 and the negatively charged surface (red) of Notch. The surfaces predicted by sequence/structure analysis (J-1[DSL-EGF3]) and NMR studies (N-1[11–13]) to be involved in binding are highlighted by green bands.
  The above figures are reprinted from an Open Access publication published by Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nat Struct Biol (2008, 15, 849-857) copyright 2008.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

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  BMC Struct Biol, 9, 43.
PDB code: 2kb9
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PDB code: 2w86
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