1GY8

Trypanosoma brucei UDP-galactose 4' epimerase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 

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Literature

High-Resolution Crystal Structure of Trypanosoma Brucei Udp-Galactose 4'-Epimerase: A Potential Target for Structure-Based Development of Novel Trypanocides

Shaw, M.P.Bond, C.S.Roper, J.R.Gourley, D.G.Ferguson, M.A.J.Hunter, W.N.

(2003) Mol.Biochem.Parasitol. 126: 173


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The crystal structure of UDP-galactose 4'-epimerase from the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei in complex with the cofactor NAD(+) and a fragment of the substrates, UDP, has been determined at 2.0 A resolution (1 A = 0.1 nm). This enzyme, recentl ...

    The crystal structure of UDP-galactose 4'-epimerase from the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei in complex with the cofactor NAD(+) and a fragment of the substrates, UDP, has been determined at 2.0 A resolution (1 A = 0.1 nm). This enzyme, recently proven to be essential for this pathogenic parasite, shares 33% sequence identity with the corresponding enzyme in the human host. Structural comparisons indicate that many of the protein-ligand interactions are conserved between the two enzymes. However, in the UDP-binding pocket there is a non-conservative substitution from Gly237 in the human enzyme to Cys266 in the T. brucei enzyme. Such a significant difference could be exploited by the structure-based design of selective inhibitors using the structure of the trypanosomatid enzyme as a template.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
UDP-GALACTOSE 4-EPIMERASE
A, B, C, D
397Trypanosoma bruceiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: galE
Find proteins for Q8T8E9 (Trypanosoma brucei)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q8T8E9
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
NAD
Query on NAD

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A, B, C, D
NICOTINAMIDE-ADENINE-DINUCLEOTIDE
C21 H27 N7 O14 P2
BAWFJGJZGIEFAR-NNYOXOHSSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
UDP
Query on UDP

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A, B, C, D
URIDINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C9 H14 N2 O12 P2
XCCTYIAWTASOJW-XVFCMESISA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 102.185α = 90.00
b = 112.533β = 90.00
c = 160.591γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2003-05-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance