The structure of a complex between carbonic anhydrase II and a new inhibitor, trifluoromethane sulphonamide.Hakansson, K., Liljas, A.
(1994) FEBS Lett 350: 319-322
- PubMed: 8070585
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/0014-5793(94)00798-5
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- PubMed Abstract:
It has recently been shown that aliphatic sulphonamides are good inhibitors of carbonic anhydrase (CA) provided that the pK of the sulphonamide is low. We have determined the structure of the complex between CAII and CF3SO2NH2 by X-ray crystallographic methods. The nitrogen of the sulphonamide is bound to the zinc ion of the enzyme in the usual manner. The other parts of the inhibitor show a different mode of binding from aromatic sulphonamides since the trifluoromethyl group is bound at the hydrophobic part of the active site instead of pointing out from the active site. It should be possible to design new inhibitors specific for the different isoenzymes, starting from the present structure.
Department of Molecular Biophysics, University of Lund, Sweden.