2CL5

Catechol-O-methyltransferase in complex with an inhibitor


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.178 
  • R-Value Work: 0.149 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.151 

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Literature

Comparative Study of Ortho- and Meta-Nitrated Inhibitors of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase: Interactions with the Active Site and Regioselectivity of O-Methylation.

Palma, P.N.Rodrigues, M.L.Archer, M.Bonifacio, M.J.Loureiro, A.I.Learmonth, D.A.Carrondo, M.A.Soares-Da-Silva, P.

(2006) Mol Pharmacol 70: 143

  • DOI: 10.1124/mol.106.023119
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In this work, we present a comparative case study of "ortho-" and "meta-nitrated" catecholic inhibitors of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), with regard to their interaction with the catalytic site of the enzyme and the in vitro regioselective for ...

    In this work, we present a comparative case study of "ortho-" and "meta-nitrated" catecholic inhibitors of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), with regard to their interaction with the catalytic site of the enzyme and the in vitro regioselective formation of their mono-O-methyl ether metabolites. In particular, the effects of altering the attachment position of the inhibitors' side-chain substituent, within the classic nitrocatechol pharmacophore, were investigated. For this purpose, we compared two simple regioisomeric nitrocatechol-type inhibitors of COMT, BIA 3-228 and BIA 8-176, which contain the benzoyl substituent attached at the meta and ortho positions, respectively, relative to the nitro group. The two compounds were slowly O-methylated by COMT in vitro, but the particular substitution pattern of each compound was shown to have a profound impact on the regioselectivity of their O-methylation. To provide a plausible interpretation of these results, a comprehensive analysis of the protein-inhibitor interactions and of the relative chemical susceptibility to O-methylation of the catechol hydroxyl groups was performed by means of docking simulations and ab initio molecular orbital calculations. The major structural and chemical factors that determine the enzyme regioselectivity of O-methylation were identified, and the X-ray structure of the complex of COMT with S-adenosyl-l-methionine and BIA 8-176 is herein disclosed. This is the first reported structure of the soluble form of COMT complexed with a nitrocatecholic inhibitor having a bulky substituent group in adjacent position (ortho) to the nitro group. Structural and dynamic aspects of this complex are analyzed and discussed, in the context of the present study.


    Related Citations: 
    • Crystallization and Preliminary X-Ray Diffraction Studies of a Catechol-O-Methyltransferase-Inhibitor Complex
      Rodrigues, M.L., Bonifacio, M.J., Soares-Da-Silva, P., Carrondo, M.A., Archer, M.
      (2005) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 61: 118

    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Research and Development, Bial., A. Av. da Siderurgia Nacional, 4745-457 S. Mamede do Coronado, Trofa, Portugal. nuno.palma@bial.com



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CATECHOL O-METHYLTRANSFERASE
A, B
221Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Comt
EC: 2.1.1.6
Find proteins for P22734 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P22734
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SAM
Query on SAM

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A, B
S-ADENOSYLMETHIONINE
C15 H22 N6 O5 S
MEFKEPWMEQBLKI-FCKMPRQPSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BIE
Query on BIE

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A, B
(3,4-DIHYDROXY-2-NITROPHENYL)(PHENYL)METHANONE
C13 H9 N O5
ICLKAUQIPVFHOI-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MES
Query on MES

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B
2-(N-MORPHOLINO)-ETHANESULFONIC ACID
C6 H13 N O4 S
SXGZJKUKBWWHRA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BU3
Query on BU3

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A, B
(R,R)-2,3-BUTANEDIOL
C4 H10 O2
OWBTYPJTUOEWEK-QWWZWVQMSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A, B
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.60 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.178 
  • R-Value Work: 0.149 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.151 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 52.767α = 90
b = 79.627β = 91.14
c = 61.54γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-06-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance