1QMT

Recombinant Human Eosinophil Cationic Protein


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.229 
  • R-Value Work: 0.176 

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Literature

The Crystal Structure of Eosinophil Cationic Protein at 2.4 A Resolution

Boix, E.Leonidas, D.D.Nikolovski, Z.Nogues, M.V.Cuchillo, C.M.Acharya, K.R.

(1999) Biochemistry 38: 16794


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) is located in the matrix of the eosinophil's large specific granule and has marked toxicity for a variety of helminth parasites, hemoflagellates, bacteria, single-stranded RNA virus, and mammalian cells and tissues. ...

    Eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) is located in the matrix of the eosinophil's large specific granule and has marked toxicity for a variety of helminth parasites, hemoflagellates, bacteria, single-stranded RNA virus, and mammalian cells and tissues. It belongs to the bovine pancreatic ribonuclease A (RNase A) family and exhibits ribonucleolytic activity which is about 100-fold lower than that of a related eosinophil ribonuclease, the eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (EDN). The crystal structure of human ECP, determined at 2.4 A, is similar to that of RNase A and EDN. It reveals that residues Gln-14, His-15, Lys-38, Thr-42, and His-128 at the active site are conserved as in all other RNase A homologues. Nevertheless, evidence for considerable divergence of ECP is also implicit in the structure. Amino acid residues Arg-7, Trp-10, Asn-39, His-64, and His-82 appear to play a key part in the substrate specificity and low catalytic activity of ECP. The structure also shows how the cationic residues are distributed on the surface of the ECP molecule that may have implications for an understanding of the cytotoxicity of this enzyme.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
EOSINOPHIL CATIONIC PROTEIN
A
134Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: RNASE3 (ECP, RNS3)
EC: 3.1.27.-
Find proteins for P12724 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: RNASE3
Go to UniProtKB:  P12724
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.229 
  • R-Value Work: 0.176 
  • Space Group: P 63
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 100.159α = 90.00
b = 100.159β = 90.00
c = 31.281γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling
X-PLORrefinement
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2000-02-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance