Crystal structure of human Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV (DPP-IV)

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.266 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.217 

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Structural Basis of Proline-Specific Exopeptidase Activity as Observed in Human Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV.

Thoma, R.Loeffler, B.Stihle, M.Huber, W.Ruf, A.Hennig, M.

(2003) Structure 11: 947-959

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(03)00160-6
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1NU6, 1NU8

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV), the main glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1)-degrading enzyme, has been proposed for the treatment of type II diabetes. We expressed and purified the ectodomain of human DPP-IV in Pichia pastoris and determined the X-ray structure at 2.1 A resolution. The enzyme consists of two domains, the catalytic domain, with an alpha/beta hydrolase fold, and a beta propeller domain with an 8-fold repeat of a four-strand beta sheet motif. The beta propeller domain contributes two important functions to the molecule that have not been reported for such structures, an extra beta sheet motif that forms part of the dimerization interface and an additional short helix with a double Glu sequence motif. The Glu motif provides recognition and a binding site for the N terminus of the substrates, as revealed by the complex structure with diprotin A, a substrate with low turnover that is trapped in the tetrahedral intermediate of the reaction in the crystal.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Pharma Research Discovery, 4070 Basel, Switzerland.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV
A, B
728Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
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PHAROS:  P27487
GTEx:  ENSG00000197635 
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupP27487
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
Query on NAG

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C [auth A]
D [auth A]
E [auth A]
F [auth A]
J [auth B]
C [auth A],
D [auth A],
E [auth A],
F [auth A],
J [auth B],
K [auth B],
L [auth B],
M [auth B]
C8 H15 N O6
Query on HG

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G [auth A]
H [auth A]
I [auth A]
N [auth B]
O [auth B]
G [auth A],
H [auth A],
I [auth A],
N [auth B],
O [auth B],
P [auth B]
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.266 
  • R-Value Work: 0.215 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.217 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 65.496α = 90
b = 68.24β = 90
c = 419.289γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2003-08-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-29
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2014-04-23
    Changes: Experimental preparation
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Advisory, Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Non-polymer description, Structure summary