Design of specific peptide inhibitors of phospholipase A2: structure of a complex formed between Russell's viper phospholipase A2 and a designed peptide Leu-Ala-Ile-Tyr-Ser (LAIYS).Chandra, V., Jasti, J., Kaur, P., Dey, S., Srinivasan, A., Betzel, C.h., Singh, T.P.
(2002) ACTA CRYSTALLOGR.,SECT.D 58: 1813-1819
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- Structural basis of phospholipase A2 inhibition for the synthesis of prostaglandins by the plant alkaloid aristolochic acid from a 1.7 A crystal structure
Chandra, V.,Jasti, J.,Kaur, P.,Srinivasan, A.,Betzel, C.,Singh, T.P.
(2002) Biochemistry 41: 10914
- Three-dimensional structure of a presynaptic neurotoxic phospholipase A2 from Daboia russelli pulchella at 2.4 resolution
Chandra, V.,Kaur, P.,Srinivasan, A.,Singh, T.P.
(2000) J.Mol.Biol. 296: 1117
- First structural evidence of a specific inhibition of phospholipase A2 by alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) and its implications in inflammation: crystal structure of the complex formed between phospholipase A2 and alpha-tocopherol at 1.8 A resolution
Chandra, V.,Jasti, J.,Kaur, P.,Betzel, C.,Srinivasan, A.,Singh, T.P.
(2002) J.Mol.Biol. 320: 215
- Regulation of catalytic function by molecular association: structure of phospholipase A2 from Daboia russelli pulchella (DPLA2) at 1.9 A resolution
Chandra, V.,Kaur, P.,Jasti, J.,Betzel, C.,Singh, T.P.
(2001) Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.D 57: 1793
Phospholipase A(2) (EC 188.8.131.52) is a key enzyme of the cascade mechanism involved in the production of proinflammatory compounds known as eicosanoids. The binding of phospholipase A(2) to membrane surfaces and the hydrolysis of phospholipids are thou ...
Phospholipase A(2) (EC 184.108.40.206) is a key enzyme of the cascade mechanism involved in the production of proinflammatory compounds known as eicosanoids. The binding of phospholipase A(2) to membrane surfaces and the hydrolysis of phospholipids are thought to involve the formation of a hydrophobic channel into which a single substrate molecule diffuses before cleavage. In order to regulate the production of proinflammatory compounds, a specific peptide inhibitor of PLA(2), Leu-Ala-Ile-Tyr-Ser, has been designed. Phospholipase A(2) from Daboia russelli pulchella (DPLA(2)) and peptide Leu-Ala-Ile-Tyr-Ser (LAIYS) have been co-crystallized. The structure of the complex has been determined and refined to 2.0 A resolution. The structure contains two crystallographically independent molecules of DPLA(2), with one molecule of peptide specifically bound to one of them. The overall conformations of the two molecules are essentially similar except in three regions; namely, the calcium-binding loop including Trp31 (residues 25-34), the beta-wing consisting of two antiparallel beta-strands (residues 74-85) and the C-terminal region (residues 119-133). Of these, the most striking difference pertains to the orientation of Trp31 in the two molecules. The conformation of Trp31 in molecule A was suitable to allow the binding of peptide LAIYS, while that in molecule B prevented the entry of the ligand into the hydrophobic channel. The structure of the complex clearly showed that the OH group of Tyr of the inhibitor formed hydrogen bonds with both His48 N(delta1) and Asp49 O(delta1), while O(gamma)H of Ser was involved in a hydrogen bond with Trp31. Other peptide backbone atoms interact with protein through water molecules, while Leu, Ala and Ile form strong hydrophobic interactions with the residues of the hydrophobic channel.
Department of Biophysics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India.