1PFZ

PROPLASMEPSIN II FROM PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.237 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.214 

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Literature

Crystal structure of the novel aspartic proteinase zymogen proplasmepsin II from plasmodium falciparum.

Bernstein, N.K.Cherney, M.M.Loetscher, H.Ridley, R.G.James, M.N.

(1999) Nat Struct Biol 6: 32-37

  • DOI: 10.1038/4905
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    1PFZ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Proplasmepsin II is the zymogen of plasmepsin II, an aspartic proteinase used by Plasmodiumfalciparum to digest hemoglobin during the blood stage of malaria. A large shift between the N-domain and the central and C-domains of proplasmepsin II opens the active site cleft, preventing the formation of a functional aspartic proteinase active site ...

    Proplasmepsin II is the zymogen of plasmepsin II, an aspartic proteinase used by Plasmodiumfalciparum to digest hemoglobin during the blood stage of malaria. A large shift between the N-domain and the central and C-domains of proplasmepsin II opens the active site cleft, preventing the formation of a functional aspartic proteinase active site. This mode of inhibition of catalytic activity has not been observed in any other aspartic proteinase zymogen. Instead of occluding a pre-formed active site, as in the gastric aspartic proteinase zymogens, the prosegment of proplasmepsin II interacts extensively with the C-domain and serves as a 'harness' to keep the domains apart. Disruption of key salt bridges at low pH may be important in activation.


    Related Citations: 
    • High Level Expression and Characterisation of Plasmepsin II, an Aspartic Proteinase from Plasmodium Falciparum
      Hill, J., Tyas, L., Phylip, L.H., Kay, J., Dunn, B.M., Berry, C.
      (1994) FEBS Lett 352: 155

    Organizational Affiliation

    Medical Research Council Group in Protein Structure and Function, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
PROPLASMEPSIN IIA, B, C, D380Plasmodium falciparumMutation(s): 0 
EC: 3.4.23.39
UniProt
Find proteins for P46925 (Plasmodium falciparum (isolate HB3))
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Go to UniProtKB:  P46925
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UniProt GroupP46925
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.85 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.237 
  • R-Value Work: 0.214 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.214 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 52.007α = 90
b = 133.223β = 98.45
c = 114.234γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
CNSrefinement
CNSphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 1999-01-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance