1M72

Crystal Structure of Caspase-1 from Spodoptera frugiperda


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.232 
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 

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Literature

Crystal structure of an invertebrate caspase.

Forsyth, C.M.Lemongello, D.LaCount, D.J.Friesen, P.D.Fisher, A.J.

(2004) J.Biol.Chem. 279: 7001-7008

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M312472200

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Caspases play an essential role in the execution of apoptosis. These cysteine proteases are highly conserved among metazoans and are translated as inactive zymogens, which are activated by proteolytic cleavages to generate the large and small subunit ...

    Caspases play an essential role in the execution of apoptosis. These cysteine proteases are highly conserved among metazoans and are translated as inactive zymogens, which are activated by proteolytic cleavages to generate the large and small subunits and remove the N-terminal prodomain. The 2.3 A resolution crystal structure of active Sf-caspase-1, the principal effector caspase of the insect Spodoptera frugiperda, is presented here. The structure represents the first nonhuman caspase to be resolved. The structure of the cleaved and active protease was determined with the tetrapeptide inhibitor N-acetyl-Asp-Glu-Val-Asp-chloromethylketone covalently bonded to the active site cysteine. As expected, the overall fold of Sf-caspase-1 is exceedingly similar to that of the five active caspases from humans solved to date. The overall structure and active site arrangement of Sf-caspase-1 is most comparable with that of the human effector caspases, with which it shares highest sequence homology. The most prominent structural difference with Sf-caspase-1 is the position of the N-terminal region of the large subunit. Unlike the N terminus of human caspases, the N terminus of Sf-caspase-1 originates from the active site side where it interacts with active site loop L2 and then extends to the backside of the heterodimer. This unusual structural arrangement raises the possibility that the N-terminal prodomain plays a regulatory role during effector caspase activation or enzyme activity in insects.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, Section of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Caspase-1
A, B, C
272Spodoptera frugiperdaEC: 3.4.22.-
Find proteins for P89116 (Spodoptera frugiperda)
Go to UniProtKB:  P89116
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ace-Asp-Glu-Val-Asp-chloromethylketone
D, E, F
6N/AN/A
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
EDO
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A, B, C
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Biologically Interesting Molecules 1 Unique
IDChainsNameType/Class2D Diagram3D Interactions
PRD_000238
Query on PRD_000238
D,E,FAc-Asp-Glu-Val-Asp-CMKPeptide-like / Inhibitor

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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.3 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.232 
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 151.730α = 90.00
b = 151.730β = 90.00
c = 79.460γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
AMoREphasing
CNSrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2004-01-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-28
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Atomic model, Database references, Derived calculations, Non-polymer description, Structure summary, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2013-02-27
    Type: Other