2H8S

Solution structure of alpha-conotoxin Vc1.1


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 50 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

The Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Receptor Specificity of the {alpha}-Conotoxin Vc1.1.

Clark, R.J.Fischer, H.Nevin, S.T.Adams, D.J.Craik, D.J.

(2006) J.Biol.Chem. 281: 23254-23263

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M604550200

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The alpha-conotoxin Vc1.1 is a small disulfide-bonded peptide currently in development as a treatment for neuropathic pain. This study describes the synthesis, determination of the disulfide connectivity, and the determination of the three-dimensiona ...

    The alpha-conotoxin Vc1.1 is a small disulfide-bonded peptide currently in development as a treatment for neuropathic pain. This study describes the synthesis, determination of the disulfide connectivity, and the determination of the three-dimensional structure of Vc1.1 using NMR spectroscopy. Vc1.1 was shown to inhibit nicotine-evoked membrane currents in isolated bovine chromaffin cells in a concentration-dependent manner and preferentially targets peripheral nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subtypes over central subtypes. Specifically, Vc1.1 is selective for alpha3-containing nAChR subtypes. The three-dimensional structure of Vc1.1 comprises a small alpha-helix spanning residues Pro6 to Asp11 and is braced by the I-III, II-IV disulfide connectivity seen in other alpha-conotoxins. A comparison of the structure of Vc1.1 with other alpha-conotoxins, taken together with nAChR selectivity data, suggests that the conserved proline at position 6 is important for binding, whereas a number of residues in the C-terminal portion of the peptide contribute toward the selectivity. The structure reported here should open new opportunities for further development of Vc1.1 or analogues as analgesic agents.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute for Molecular Bioscience and School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Alpha-conotoxin Vc1A
A
17Conus victoriaeMutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for P69747 (Conus victoriae)
Go to UniProtKB:  P69747
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
NH2
Query on NH2
A
NON-POLYMERH2 N

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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 50 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
  • Olderado: 2H8S Olderado

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2006-06-27
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance