2GT8

Crystal structure of SARS coronavirus main peptidase (with an additional Ala at the N-terminus of each protomer) in the space group P43212


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.241 
  • R-Value Work: 0.175 

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Literature

Crystal Structures Reveal an Induced-fit Binding of a Substrate-like Aza-peptide Epoxide to SARS Coronavirus Main Peptidase.

Lee, T.W.Cherney, M.M.Liu, J.James, K.E.Powers, J.C.Eltis, L.D.James, M.N.G.

(2007) J.Mol.Biol. 366: 916-932

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2006.11.078
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The SARS coronavirus main peptidase (SARS-CoV M(pro)) plays an essential role in the life-cycle of the virus and is a primary target for the development of anti-SARS agents. Here, we report the crystal structure of M(pro) at a resolution of 1.82 Angs ...

    The SARS coronavirus main peptidase (SARS-CoV M(pro)) plays an essential role in the life-cycle of the virus and is a primary target for the development of anti-SARS agents. Here, we report the crystal structure of M(pro) at a resolution of 1.82 Angstroms, in space group P2(1) at pH 6.0. In contrast to the previously reported structure of M(pro) in the same space group at the same pH, the active sites and the S1 specificity pockets of both protomers in the structure of M(pro) reported here are in the catalytically competent conformation, suggesting their conformational flexibility. We report two crystal structures of M(pro) having an additional Ala at the N terminus of each protomer (M(+A(-1))(pro)), both at a resolution of 2.00 Angstroms, in space group P4(3)2(1)2: one unbound and one bound by a substrate-like aza-peptide epoxide (APE). In the unbound form, the active sites and the S1 specificity pockets of both protomers of M(+A(-1))(pro) are observed in a collapsed (catalytically incompetent) conformation; whereas they are in an open (catalytically competent) conformation in the APE-bound form. The observed conformational flexibility of the active sites and the S1 specificity pockets suggests that these parts of M(pro) exist in dynamic equilibrium. The structural data further suggest that the binding of APE to M(pro) follows an induced-fit model. The substrate likely also binds in an induced-fit manner in a process that may help drive the catalytic cycle.


    Organizational Affiliation

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




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
3C-like proteinase
A
307SARS coronavirus CUHK-L2Mutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for Q6T1E9 (SARS coronavirus CUHK-L2)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q6T1E9
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.241 
  • R-Value Work: 0.175 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 70.294α = 90.00
b = 70.294β = 90.00
c = 102.866γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-12-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Version format compliance