Crystal structure of pokeweed antiviral protein with well-defined sugars from seeds at 1.8 angstrom resolutionZeng, Z.H., He, X.L., Li, H.M., Hu, Z., Wang, D.C.
(2003) J Struct Biol 141: 171-178
- PubMed: 12615543
- DOI: 10.1016/s1047-8477(02)00580-4
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
- CRYSTALLIZATION AND PERLIMINARY CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC ANALYSES OF POKEWEED ANTIVIRAL PROTEIN FROM SEEDS
Li, H.M., Zeng, Z.H., Hu, Z., Wang, D.C.
(1998) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 54: 137
- CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A POKEWEED ANTIVIRAL PROTEIN FROM SEEDS OF PHYTOLACCA AMERICANA AT 0.25 NM
Zeng, Z.H., JIN, L., LI, H.M., HU, Z., Wang, D.C.
(1998) Sci China C Life Sci 41: 413
- X-ray Structure of a Pokeweed Antiviral Protein, Coded by a New Genomic Clone, at 0.23 nm resolution. A Model Structure Provides a Suitable Electrostatic Field for Substrate Binding
Ago, H., Kataoka, J., Tsuge, H., Habuka, N., Inagaki, E., Noma, M., Miyano, M.
(1994) Eur J Biochem 225: 369
- The 2.5 A Structure of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein
Monzingo, A.F., Collins, E.J., Erust, S.R., Irvin, J.D., Robertus, J.D.
(1993) J Mol Biol 233: 705
The crystal structure of pokeweed antiviral protein from seeds of Phytolacca americana (PAP-S) was solved at 1.8A. PAP-S is a one-chain ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) and distinctively contains three well-defined N-acetylglucosamines, each covalentl ...
The crystal structure of pokeweed antiviral protein from seeds of Phytolacca americana (PAP-S) was solved at 1.8A. PAP-S is a one-chain ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) and distinctively contains three well-defined N-acetylglucosamines, each covalently linked to an asparagine residue at positions, 10, 44, and 255, respectively. The high-resolution structure clearly shows the three mono-sugars to have either an alpha- or a beta-conformation. Two of sugars are located on the same side of the molecule with the active pocket. Except one hydrogen bond, there are no intermolecular interactions between the polypeptide chain and the sugars. Instead the sugar conformations appear to be stabilized by intermolecular interactions. The sugar structure defined at high resolution provides a structural basis for understanding their possible biological activity. The structural comparisons of PAP-S with other PAPs reveal that the major disparity of these homologous molecules is the different charge distribution on the upper right side of the front side near the active pocket. Based on the available structure of the 50S ribosomal subunit, the possible interactions between PAPs and the ribosome are discussed.
Center for Molecular Biology, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China.