2JZQ

Design of an Active Ultra-Stable Single-Chain Insulin Analog 20 Structures


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 40 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

Design of an active ultrastable single-chain insulin analog: synthesis, structure, and therapeutic implications.

Hua, Q.X.Nakagawa, S.H.Jia, W.Huang, K.Phillips, N.B.Hu, S.Q.Weiss, M.A.

(2008) J.Biol.Chem. 283: 14703-14716

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M800313200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Single-chain insulin (SCI) analogs provide insight into the inter-relation of hormone structure, function, and dynamics. Although compatible with wild-type structure, short connecting segments (<3 residues) prevent induced fit upon receptor binding a ...

    Single-chain insulin (SCI) analogs provide insight into the inter-relation of hormone structure, function, and dynamics. Although compatible with wild-type structure, short connecting segments (<3 residues) prevent induced fit upon receptor binding and so are essentially without biological activity. Substantial but incomplete activity can be regained with increasing linker length. Here, we describe the design, structure, and function of a single-chain insulin analog (SCI-57) containing a 6-residue linker (GGGPRR). Native receptor-binding affinity (130 +/- 8% relative to the wild type) is achieved as hindrance by the linker is offset by favorable substitutions in the insulin moiety. The thermodynamic stability of SCI-57 is markedly increased (DeltaDeltaG(u) = 0.7 +/- 0.1 kcal/mol relative to the corresponding two-chain analog and 1.9 +/- 0.1 kcal/mol relative to wild-type insulin). Analysis of inter-residue nuclear Overhauser effects demonstrates that a native-like fold is maintained in solution. Surprisingly, the glycine-rich connecting segment folds against the insulin moiety: its central Pro contacts Val(A3) at the edge of the hydrophobic core, whereas the final Arg extends the A1-A8 alpha-helix. Comparison between SCI-57 and its parent two-chain analog reveals striking enhancement of multiple native-like nuclear Overhauser effects within the tethered protein. These contacts are consistent with wild-type crystal structures but are ordinarily attenuated in NMR spectra of two-chain analogs, presumably due to conformational fluctuations. Linker-specific damping of fluctuations provides evidence for the intrinsic flexibility of an insulin monomer. In addition to their biophysical interest, ultrastable SCIs may enhance the safety and efficacy of insulin replacement therapy in the developing world.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Insulin
A
57Homo sapiensMutation(s): 4 
Gene Names: INS
Find proteins for P01308 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P01308
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 40 
  • Conformers Submitted: 20 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 
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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-02-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance