3EDR

The crystal structure of caspase-7 in complex with Acetyl-LDESD-CHO


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.45 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.201 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.231 

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Literature

Structural basis for executioner caspase recognition of P5 position in substrates.

Fu, G.Chumanevich, A.A.Agniswamy, J.Fang, B.Harrison, R.W.Weber, I.T.

(2008) Apoptosis 13: 1291-1302

  • DOI: 10.1007/s10495-008-0259-9
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3EDQ, 3EDR

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Caspase-3, -6 and -7 cleave many proteins at specific sites to induce apoptosis. Their recognition of the P5 position in substrates has been investigated by kinetics, modeling and crystallography. Caspase-3 and -6 recognize P5 in pentapeptides as shown b ...

    Caspase-3, -6 and -7 cleave many proteins at specific sites to induce apoptosis. Their recognition of the P5 position in substrates has been investigated by kinetics, modeling and crystallography. Caspase-3 and -6 recognize P5 in pentapeptides as shown by enzyme activity data and interactions observed in the crystal structure of caspase-3/LDESD and in a model for caspase-6. In caspase-3 the P5 main-chain was anchored by interactions with Ser209 in loop-3 and the P5 Leu side-chain interacted with Phe250 and Phe252 in loop-4 consistent with 50% increased hydrolysis of LDEVD relative to DEVD. Caspase-6 formed similar interactions and showed a preference for polar P5 in QDEVD likely due to interactions with polar Lys265 and hydrophobic Phe263 in loop-4. Caspase-7 exhibited no preference for P5 residue in agreement with the absence of P5 interactions in the caspase-7/LDESD crystal structure. Initiator caspase-8, with Pro in the P5-anchoring position and no loop-4, had only 20% activity on tested pentapeptides relative to DEVD. Therefore, caspases-3 and -6 bind P5 using critical loop-3 anchoring Ser/Thr and loop-4 side-chain interactions, while caspase-7 and -8 lack P5-binding residues.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology, Molecular Basis of Disease Program, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Caspase-7 AC173Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CASP7MCH3
EC: 3.4.22.60
Find proteins for P55210 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS:  P55210
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Caspase-7 BD97Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CASP7MCH3
EC: 3.4.22.60
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Entity ID: 3
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Inhibitor Ac-ldesd-cho peptide EF6Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288CMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: YKR018C
Find proteins for P36114 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (strain ATCC 204508 / S288c))
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Biologically Interesting Molecules (External Reference) 1 Unique
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.45 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.201 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.231 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 88.637α = 90
b = 88.637β = 90
c = 187.708γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
PHASERphasing
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2008-09-03 
  • Released Date: 2008-10-28 
  • Deposition Author(s): Agniswamy, J.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-10-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Atomic model, Database references, Derived calculations, Non-polymer description, Structure summary, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2013-02-27
    Changes: Other