1F4B

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF ESCHERICHIA COLI THYMIDYLATE SYNTHASE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.244 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 

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Literature

Site-directed ligand discovery.

Erlanson, D.A.Braisted, A.C.Raphael, D.R.Randal, M.Stroud, R.M.Gordon, E.M.Wells, J.A.

(2000) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97: 9367-9372

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.97.17.9367
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1F4F, 1F4E, 1F4D, 1F4C, 1F4B, 1F4G

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We report a strategy (called "tethering") to discover low molecular weight ligands ( approximately 250 Da) that bind weakly to targeted sites on proteins through an intermediary disulfide tether. A native or engineered cysteine in a protein is allowed to react reversibly with a small library of disulfide-containing molecules ( approximately 1,200 compounds) at concentrations typically used in drug screening (10 to 200 microM) ...

    We report a strategy (called "tethering") to discover low molecular weight ligands ( approximately 250 Da) that bind weakly to targeted sites on proteins through an intermediary disulfide tether. A native or engineered cysteine in a protein is allowed to react reversibly with a small library of disulfide-containing molecules ( approximately 1,200 compounds) at concentrations typically used in drug screening (10 to 200 microM). The cysteine-captured ligands, which are readily identified by MS, are among the most stable complexes, even though in the absence of the covalent tether the ligands may bind very weakly. This method was applied to generate a potent inhibitor for thymidylate synthase, an essential enzyme in pyrimidine metabolism with therapeutic applications in cancer and infectious diseases. The affinity of the untethered ligand (K(i) approximately 1 mM) was improved 3,000-fold by synthesis of a small set of analogs with the aid of crystallographic structures of the tethered complex. Such site-directed ligand discovery allows one to nucleate drug design from a spatially targeted lead fragment.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA. erlanson@sunesis-pharma.com



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
THYMIDYLATE SYNTHASEA264Escherichia coliMutation(s): 1 
EC: 2.1.1.45
Find proteins for P0A884 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P0A884
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
CXM
Query on CXM
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC6 H11 N O4 SMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.75 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.244 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.200 
  • Space Group: I 21 3
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 131.17α = 90
b = 131.17β = 90
c = 131.17γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
d*TREKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2000-06-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Derived calculations, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-04
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.4: 2018-01-31
    Changes: Experimental preparation