Crystal Structure of the Productive Ternary Complex of Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase with Nadph and 5-Iodouracil. Implications for Mechanism of Inhibition and Electron TransferDobritzsch, D., Ricagno, S., Schneider, G., Schnackerz, K.D., Lindqvist, Y.
(2002) J.Biol.Chem. 277: 13155
- PubMed: 11796730
- DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111877200
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:  1GT8, 1GTH
- PubMed Abstract:
- Crystallization and Preliminary X-Ray Study of Pig Liver Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase
Dobritzsch, D.,Persson, K.,Schneider, G.,Lindqvist, Y.
(2001) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.D 57: 153
Dihydroprymidine dehydrogenase catalyzes the first and rate-limiting step in pyrimidine degradation by converting pyrimidines to the corresponding 5,6- dihydro compounds. The three-dimensional structures of a binary complex with the inhibitor 5-iodou ...
Dihydroprymidine dehydrogenase catalyzes the first and rate-limiting step in pyrimidine degradation by converting pyrimidines to the corresponding 5,6- dihydro compounds. The three-dimensional structures of a binary complex with the inhibitor 5-iodouracil and two ternary complexes with NADPH and the inhibitors 5-iodouracil and uracil-4-acetic acid were determined by x-ray crystallography. In the ternary complexes, NADPH is bound in a catalytically competent fashion, with the nicotinamide ring in a position suitable for hydride transfer to FAD. The structures provide a complete picture of the electron transfer chain from NADPH to the substrate, 5-iodouracil, spanning a distance of 56 A and involving FAD, four [Fe-S] clusters, and FMN as cofactors. The crystallographic analysis further reveals that pyrimidine binding triggers a conformational change of a flexible active-site loop in the alpha/beta-barrel domain, resulting in placement of a catalytically crucial cysteine close to the bound substrate. Loop closure requires physiological pH, which is also necessary for correct binding of NADPH. Binding of the voluminous competitive inhibitor uracil-4-acetic acid prevents loop closure due to steric hindrance. The three-dimensional structure of the ternary complex enzyme-NADPH-5-iodouracil supports the proposal that this compound acts as a mechanism-based inhibitor, covalently modifying the active-site residue Cys-671, resulting in S-(hexahydro-2,4-dioxo-5-pyrimidinyl)cysteine.
Division of Molecular Structural Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden.