Human 5-HT3A -- Glu 124

Species Original Mutated to Mutation
Human

Glu 124

 

 

Rat Equivalent Glu 129    
Mouse Equivalent Glu 129

Ala

Asp

E129A

E129D

mGlu129Ala mGlu129Asp

Twenty six residues (I71, Y73,W90, R92, N128, E129, Y143, Y153, T179, T181, S182,W183, L184, W195, V201, R202, S203, S206, I207, F226, I228, D229, I230, Y234, E236, K238) thought to be within 5A of the 5-HT binding site were substituted with either alanine or a residue with somewhat similar physicochemical properties to the wildtype residue. The effects of these substitutions were investigated by measuring the binding of [3H]granisetron. The results were used to map the granisetron binding site within an homology model of the mouse 5-HT3A receptor based on the crystal structure of the AChBP. Mouse 5-HT3A receptors were expressed in HEK293 cells for radioligand binding.

In addition to [3H]granisetron binding, immunofluorescence was used to examine whether non-binding mutant receptors reached the cell surface. This approach demonstrated that W90A, E129A, E129D, W183A, W183Y and Y234A mutant receptors were expressed at the cell membrane even though there was no [3H]granisetron binding. The table below lists those mutations that significantly affected [3H]granisetron binding.

The E129A mutant 5-HT3A receptor did not bind to [3H]granisetron. The wild type receptor bound [3H]granisteron with a Kd = 0.31 +/- 0.04 nM. The E129D mutant did not bind to [3H]granisetron. Aspartate, like glutamate is an acid residue, a negative residue appears to be required for the correct structure of the antagonist binding site.

 

Receptor [3H]granisetron binding (Kd)
WT 0.31+/-0.04
W90A*

NB

W90Y* 0.90 +/- 0.06
R92A* 1.80 +/- 0.40
R92K 1.00 +/- 0.30
E129A* NB
E129D* NB
Y153A* 2.36 +/- 0.53
Y153F 0.90 +/- 0.20
T179A* 3.20 +/- 0.10
T179S 0.38 +/- 0.20
S181A* 0.12 +/- 0.04
S181S 0.58 +/- 0.10
S182A* 1.00 +/- 0.20
S182T* 1.80 +/- 0.09
W183A*/Y* NB
L184A* 4.11 +/- 0.94
L184I* 0.71 +/- 0.05
W195A* 5.08 +/- 0.88
W195Y* 8.70 +/- 2.40
S203A* 0.08 +/-0.02
S203T 0.26 +/- 0.11
S206A* 1.67 +/- 0.27
S206T* 4.40 +/- 0.49
I228A* 1.40 +/- 0.30
I228N 0.30 +/- 0.05
D229A* 3.80 +/- 0.26
D229E* 0.11 +/- 0.03
I230A 0.30 +/- 0.10
I230N* 1.70 +/- 0.40
Y234A* NB
Y234F 1.30 +/- 0.36

NB, No binding

* significantly different from the WT 5-HT3A receptor

 

Thompson AJ, Price KL, Reeves DC, Chan SL, Chau PL, Lummis SC(2005). Locating an antagonist in the 5-HT3 receptor binding site using modeling and radioligand binding.The Journal of Biological Chemistry 280(21):20476-82

 

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