1Z6B

Crystal structure of Plasmodium falciparum FabZ at 2.1 A


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.09 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 

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Literature

The crystal structure of PfFabZ, the unique beta-hydroxyacyl-ACP dehydratase involved in fatty acid biosynthesis of Plasmodium falciparum

Kostrewa, D.Winkler, F.K.Folkers, G.Scapozza, L.Perozzo, R.

(2005) PROTEIN SCI. 14: 1570-1580

  • DOI: 10.1110/ps.051373005

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The unique beta-hydroxyacyl-ACP dehydratase in Plasmodium falciparum, PfFabZ, is involved in fatty acid biosynthesis and catalyzes the dehydration of beta-hydroxy fatty acids linked to acyl carrier protein. The structure was solved by single anomalou ...

    The unique beta-hydroxyacyl-ACP dehydratase in Plasmodium falciparum, PfFabZ, is involved in fatty acid biosynthesis and catalyzes the dehydration of beta-hydroxy fatty acids linked to acyl carrier protein. The structure was solved by single anomalous dispersion (SAD) phasing using a quick-soaking experiment with potassium iodide and refined to a resolution of 2.1 A. The crystal structure represents the first structure of a Plasmodium beta-hydroxyacyl-ACP dehydratase with broad substrate specificity. The asymmetric unit contains a hexamer that appears as a trimer of dimers. Each dimer shows the known "hot dog" fold that has been observed in only a few other protein structures. Each of the two independent active sites in the dimer is formed by equal contributions from both subunits. The active site is mainly hydrophobic and looks like an L-shaped tunnel. The catalytically important amino acids His 133 and Glu 147' (from the other subunit), together with His98', form the only hydrophilic site in this tunnel. The inner end of the active site tunnel is closed by the phenyl ring of Phe 169, which is located in a flexible, partly visible loop. In order to explain the acceptance of substrates longer than ~C-7, the phenyl ring must move away to open the tunnel. The present structure supports an enzymatic mechanism consisting of an elimination reaction catalyzed by His 133 and Glu147'. 3-decynoyl-N-acetylcysteamine, an inhibitor known to interact with the E. coli dehydratase/isomerase, turned out to interact covalently with PfFabZ. A first model of PfFabZ with this potent inhibitor is presented.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Paul Scherrer Institute, Biomolecular Research, Villigen PSI, Switzerland.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
fatty acid synthesis protein
A, B, C, D, E, F
154Plasmodium falciparumMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: fabZ
Find proteins for Q965D7 (Plasmodium falciparum)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q965D7
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B, C, D, E, F
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
CL
Query on CL

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A, B, C, D, E, F
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
CAC
Query on CAC

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A, B, C, D, E, F
CACODYLATE ION
dimethylarsinate
C2 H6 As O2
OGGXGZAMXPVRFZ-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.09 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 90.604α = 90.00
b = 127.490β = 90.00
c = 173.673γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MAR345data collection
REFMACrefinement
SHARPphasing
XDSdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-06-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-11
    Type: Refinement description