1C3B

AMPC BETA-LACTAMASE FROM E. COLI COMPLEXED WITH INHIBITOR, BENZO(B)THIOPHENE-2-BORONIC ACID (BZB)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.224 
  • R-Value Work: 0.167 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.167 

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Literature

The complexed structure and antimicrobial activity of a non-beta-lactam inhibitor of AmpC beta-lactamase.

Powers, R.A.Blazquez, J.Weston, G.S.Morosini, M.I.Baquero, F.Shoichet, B.K.

(1999) Protein Sci 8: 2330-2337

  • DOI: 10.1110/ps.8.11.2330
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Beta-lactamases are the major resistance mechanism to beta-lactam antibiotics and pose a growing threat to public health. Recently, bacteria have become resistant to beta-lactamase inhibitors, making this problem pressing. In an effort to overcome th ...

    Beta-lactamases are the major resistance mechanism to beta-lactam antibiotics and pose a growing threat to public health. Recently, bacteria have become resistant to beta-lactamase inhibitors, making this problem pressing. In an effort to overcome this resistance, non-beta-lactam inhibitors of beta-lactamases were investigated for complementarity to the structure of AmpC beta-lactamase from Escherichia coli. This led to the discovery of an inhibitor, benzo(b)thiophene-2-boronic acid (BZBTH2B), which inhibited AmpC with a Ki of 27 nM. This inhibitor is chemically dissimilar to beta-lactams, raising the question of what specific interactions are responsible for its activity. To answer this question, the X-ray crystallographic structure of BZBTH2B in complex with AmpC was determined to 2.25 A resolution. The structure reveals several unexpected interactions. The inhibitor appears to complement the conserved, R1-amide binding region of AmpC, despite lacking an amide group. Interactions between one of the boronic acid oxygen atoms, Tyr150, and an ordered water molecule suggest a mechanism for acid/base catalysis and a direction for hydrolytic attack in the enzyme catalyzed reaction. To investigate how a non-beta-lactam inhibitor would perform against resistant bacteria, BZBTH2B was tested in antimicrobial assays. BZBTH2B significantly potentiated the activity of a third-generation cephalosporin against AmpC-producing resistant bacteria. This inhibitor was unaffected by two common resistance mechanisms that often arise against beta-lactams in conjunction with beta-lactamases. Porin channel mutations did not decrease the efficacy of BZBTH2B against cells expressing AmpC. Also, this inhibitor did not induce expression of AmpC, a problem with many beta-lactams. The structure of the BZBTH2B/AmpC complex provides a starting point for the structure-based elaboration of this class of non-beta-lactam inhibitors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008, USA.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CEPHALOSPORINASEA, B358Escherichia coli K-12Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ampCampAb4150JW4111
EC: 3.5.2.6
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Go to UniProtKB:  P00811
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
BZB
Query on BZB

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A, B
BENZO[B]THIOPHENE-2-BORONIC ACID
C8 H7 B O2 S
YNCYPMUJDDXIRH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
BZBKi :  27   nM  PDBBind
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.25 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.224 
  • R-Value Work: 0.167 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.167 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 118.859α = 90
b = 78.012β = 116.066
c = 98.962γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORmodel building
X-PLORrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
X-PLORphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1999-11-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance