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NMR STRUCTURE OF THE LEECH CARBOXYPEPTIDASE INHIBITOR (LCI)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 15 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Structure of a novel leech carboxypeptidase inhibitor determined free in solution and in complex with human carboxypeptidase A2.

Reverter, D.Fernandez-Catalan, C.Baumgartner, R.Pfander, R.Huber, R.Bode, W.Vendrell, J.Holak, T.A.Aviles, F.X.

(2000) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 7: 322-328

  • DOI: 10.1038/74092
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1DTD
  • Also Cited By: 1ZFI, 1ZFL, 2ABZ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Leech carboxypeptidase inhibitor (LCI) is a novel protein inhibitor present in the medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis. The structures of LCI free and bound to carboxypeptidase A2 (CPA2)have been determined by NMR and X-ray crystallography, respective ...

    Leech carboxypeptidase inhibitor (LCI) is a novel protein inhibitor present in the medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis. The structures of LCI free and bound to carboxypeptidase A2 (CPA2)have been determined by NMR and X-ray crystallography, respectively. The LCI structure defines a new protein motif that comprises a five-stranded antiparallel beta-sheet and one short alpha-helix. This structure is preserved in the complex with human CPA2 in the X-ray structure, where the contact regions between the inhibitor and the protease are defined. The C-terminal tail of LCI becomes rigid upon binding the protease as shown in the NMR relaxation studies, and it interacts with the carboxypeptidase in a substrate-like manner. The homology between the C-terminal tails of LCI and the potato carboxypeptidase inhibitor represents a striking example of convergent evolution dictated by the target protease. These new structures are of biotechnological interest since they could elucidate the control mechanism of metallo-carboxypeptidases and could be used as lead compounds for the search of fibrinolytic drugs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular, Unitat de Ciències and Institut de Biologia Fonamental, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CARBOXYPEPTIDASE INHIBITOR
A
67Hirudo medicinalisN/A
Find proteins for P81511 (Hirudo medicinalis)
Go to UniProtKB:  P81511
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 15 
  • Conformers Submitted: 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2000-07-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance