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CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A BINARY COMPLEX OF E. COLI DIHYDROPTEROATE SYNTHASE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.169 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the anti-bacterial sulfonamide drug target dihydropteroate synthase.

Achari, A.Somers, D.O.Champness, J.N.Bryant, P.K.Rosemond, J.Stammers, D.K.

(1997) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 4: 490-497

  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Sulfonamides were amongst the first clinically useful antibacterial agents to be discovered. The identification of sulfanilamide as the active component of the dye Prontosil rubrum led to the synthesis of clinically useful analogues. Today sulfametho ...

    Sulfonamides were amongst the first clinically useful antibacterial agents to be discovered. The identification of sulfanilamide as the active component of the dye Prontosil rubrum led to the synthesis of clinically useful analogues. Today sulfamethoxazole (in combination with trimethoprim), is used to treat urinary tract infections caused by bacteria such as Escherichia coli and is also a first-line treatment for pneumonia caused by the fungus Pneumocystis carinii, a common condition in AIDS patients. The site of action is the de novo folate biosynthesis enzyme dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS) where sulfonamides act as analogues of one of the substrates, para-aminobenzoic acid (pABA). We report here the crystal structure of E.coli DHPS at 2.0 A resolution refined to an R-factor of 0.185. The single domain of 282 residues forms an eight-stranded alpha/beta-barrel. The 7,8-dihydropterin pyrophosphate (DHPPP) substrate binds in a deep cleft in the barrel, whilst sulfanilamide binds closer to the surface. The DHPPP ligand site is highly conserved amongst prokaryotic and eukaryotic DHPSs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Glaxo Wellcome Research & Development, Beckenham, Kent, UK. aa37795@ggr.co.uk




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
DIHYDROPTEROATE SYNTHASE
A
282Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: folP (dhpS)
EC: 2.5.1.15
Find proteins for P0AC13 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0AC13
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
2PH
Query on 2PH

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A
[7,8-DIHYDRO-PTERIN-6-YL METHANYL]-PHOSPHONOPHOSPHATE
C7 H11 N5 O8 P2
FCQGJGLSOWZZON-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.169 
  • Space Group: C 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 93.500α = 90.00
b = 60.940β = 114.80
c = 59.930γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORmodel building
X-PLORrefinement
XENGENdata scaling
XENGENdata reduction
X-PLORphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1998-05-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance