Human 5-HT3A -- Ser 198

Species Original Mutated to Mutation
Human Ser 198  

 

Rat Equivalent Ser 203    
Mouse Equivalent Ser 203

Ala

Thr

S203A

S203T

mSer203Ala mSer203Thr

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.

The S203A (Kd=0.08 +/- 0.02 nM) mutant 5-HT3A receptor bound [3H]granisteron with an increased affinity. The wild type receptor bound [3H]granisetron with a Kd = 0.31 +/- 0.04 nM. The S203T (Kd = 0.26 +/- 0.11 nM) mutation did not significantly alter the affinity of [3H]granisetron binding. Threonine, like serine is a polar residue which is presumably 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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