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STRUCTURE OF VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS PROTEASE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.223 

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Literature

Crystal structure of varicella-zoster virus protease.

Qiu, X.Janson, C.A.Culp, J.S.Richardson, S.B.Debouck, C.Smith, W.W.Abdel-Meguid, S.S.

(1997) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 94: 2874-2879


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Varicella-zoster virus (VZV), an alpha-herpes virus, is the causative agent of chickenpox, shingles, and postherpetic neuralgia. The three-dimensional crystal structure of the serine protease from VZV has been determined at 3.0-A resolution. The VZV ...

    Varicella-zoster virus (VZV), an alpha-herpes virus, is the causative agent of chickenpox, shingles, and postherpetic neuralgia. The three-dimensional crystal structure of the serine protease from VZV has been determined at 3.0-A resolution. The VZV protease is essential for the life cycle of the virus and is a potential target for therapeutic intervention. The structure reveals an overall fold that is similar to that recently reported for the serine protease from cytomegalovirus (CMV), a herpes virus of the beta subfamily. The VZV protease structure provides further evidence to support the finding that herpes virus proteases have a fold and active site distinct from other serine proteases. The VZV protease catalytic triad consists of a serine and two histidines. The distal histidine is proposed to properly orient the proximal histidine. The identification of an alpha-helical segment in the VZV protease that was mostly disordered in the CMV protease provides a better definition of the postulated active site cavity and reveals an elastase-like S' region. Structural differences between the VZV and CMV proteases also suggest potential differences in their oligomerization states.


    Related Citations: 
    • Unique Fold and Active Site in Cytomegalovirus Protease
      Qiu, X.,Culp, J.S.,Dilella, A.G.,Hellmig, B.,Hoog, S.S.,Janson, C.A.,Smith, W.W.,Abdel-Meguid, S.S.
      (1996) Nature 383: 275


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Macromolecular Sciences, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS PROTEASE
A
221Varicella-zoster virus (strain Dumas)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: 33
Find proteins for P09286 (Varicella-zoster virus (strain Dumas))
Go to UniProtKB:  P09286
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.223 
  • Space Group: P 64 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 90.000α = 90.00
b = 90.000β = 90.00
c = 117.400γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORrefinement
XENGENdata scaling
X-PLORphasing
X-PLORmodel building
XENGENdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1998-09-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance