1YVG

Structural analysis of the catalytic domain of tetanus neurotoxin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.276 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 

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Literature

Structural analysis of the catalytic domain of tetanus neurotoxin.

Rao, K.N.Kumaran, D.Binz, T.Swaminathan, S.

(2005) Toxicon 45: 929-939

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2005.02.032

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Clostridium neurotoxins, comprising the tetanus neurotoxin and the seven antigenically distinct botulinum neurotoxins (BoNT/A-G), are among the known most potent bacterial protein toxins to humans. Although they have similar function, sequences and t ...

    Clostridium neurotoxins, comprising the tetanus neurotoxin and the seven antigenically distinct botulinum neurotoxins (BoNT/A-G), are among the known most potent bacterial protein toxins to humans. Although they have similar function, sequences and three-dimensional structures, the substrate specificity and the selectivity of peptide bond cleavage are different and unique. Tetanus and botulinum type B neurotoxins enzymatically cleave the same substrate, vesicle-associated membrane protein, at the same peptide bond though the optimum length of substrate peptide required for cleavage by them is different. Here, we present the first experimentally determined three-dimensional structure of the catalytic domain of tetanus neurotoxin and analyze its active site. The structure provides insight into the active site of tetanus toxin's proteolytic activity and the importance of the nucleophilic water and the role of the zinc ion. The probable reason for different modes of binding of vesicle-associated membrane protein to botulinum neurotoxin type B and the tetanus toxin is discussed. The structure provides a basis for designing a novel recombinant vaccine or structure-based drugs for tetanus.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Biology Department, Upton, NY 11973, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Tetanus toxin, light chain
A
468Clostridium tetani (strain Massachusetts / E88)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: tetX
EC: 3.4.24.68
Find proteins for P04958 (Clostridium tetani (strain Massachusetts / E88))
Go to UniProtKB:  P04958
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.276 
  • R-Value Work: 0.218 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 106.610α = 90.00
b = 177.280β = 90.00
c = 54.550γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SHARPphasing
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
SOLVEphasing
CBASSdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-03-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2011-11-16
    Type: Atomic model