Cell Reports volume 3, issue 6, P1885-1892 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.06.009 View full text
Weng Chuan Peng, Wim de Lau, Federico Forneris, Joke C.M. Granneman, Meritxell Huch, Hans Clevers, Piet Gros

Abstract: Leucine-rich repeat-containing G protein-coupled receptors 4-6 (LGR4-LGR6) are receptors for R-spondins, potent Wnt agonists that exert profound trophic effects on Wnt-driven stem cells compartments. We present crystal structures of a signaling-competent fragment of R-spondin 1 (Rspo1) at a resolution of 2.0 Å and its complex with the LGR5 ectodomain at a resolution of 3.2 Å. Ecto-LGR5 binds Rspo1 at its concave leucine-rich-repeat (LRR) surface, forming a dimeric 2:2 complex. Fully conserved residues on LGR4-…

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