2VYV

Structure of E.Coli GAPDH Rat Sperm GAPDH heterotetramer


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.38 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 

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Literature

Structure of Insoluble Rat Sperm Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (Gapdh) Via Heterotetramer Formation with Escherichia Coli Gapdh Reveals Target for Contraceptive Design.

Frayne, J.Taylor, A.Cameron, G.Hadfield, A.T.

(2009) J.Biol.Chem. 284: 22703

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.004648
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Sperm glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase has been shown to be a successful target for a non-hormonal contraceptive approach, but the agents tested to date have had unacceptable side effects. Obtaining the structure of the sperm-specific isoform ...

    Sperm glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase has been shown to be a successful target for a non-hormonal contraceptive approach, but the agents tested to date have had unacceptable side effects. Obtaining the structure of the sperm-specific isoform to allow rational inhibitor design has therefore been a goal for a number of years but has proved intractable because of the insoluble nature of both native and recombinant protein. We have obtained soluble recombinant sperm glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase as a heterotetramer with the Escherichia coli glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase in a ratio of 1:3 and have solved the structure of the heterotetramer which we believe represents a novel strategy for structure determination of an insoluble protein. A structure was also obtained where glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate binds in the P(s) pocket in the active site of the sperm enzyme subunit in the presence of NAD. Modeling and comparison of the structures of human somatic and sperm-specific glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase revealed few differences at the active site and hence rebut the long presumed structural specificity of 3-chlorolactaldehyde for the sperm isoform. The contraceptive activity of alpha-chlorohydrin and its apparent specificity for the sperm isoform in vivo are likely to be due to differences in metabolism to 3-chlorolactaldehyde in spermatozoa and somatic cells. However, further detailed analysis of the sperm glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase structure revealed sites in the enzyme that do show significant difference compared with published somatic glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase structures that could be exploited by structure-based drug design to identify leads for novel male contraceptives.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol School of Medical Sciences, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD, United Kingdom. jan.frayne@bristol.ac.uk




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
GLYCERALDEHYDE-3-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE
A, B, C
331Escherichia coli (strain K12)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: gapA
EC: 1.2.1.12
Find proteins for P0A9B2 (Escherichia coli (strain K12))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0A9B2
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
GLYCERALDEHYDE-3-PHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE
D
334Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Gapdhs (Gapd-s, Gapds)
EC: 1.2.1.12
Find proteins for Q9ESV6 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9ESV6
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
FMT
Query on FMT

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A, B, C, D
FORMIC ACID
C H2 O2
BDAGIHXWWSANSR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAD
Query on NAD

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A, B, C, D
NICOTINAMIDE-ADENINE-DINUCLEOTIDE
C21 H27 N7 O14 P2
BAWFJGJZGIEFAR-NNYOXOHSSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
1GP
Query on 1GP

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D
SN-GLYCEROL-1-PHOSPHATE
C3 H9 O6 P
AWUCVROLDVIAJX-VKHMYHEASA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  2 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
CSX
Query on CSX
D
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC3 H7 N O3 SCYS
CSD
Query on CSD
A, B, C, D
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC3 H7 N O4 SCYS
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.38 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.180 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 68.445α = 90.00
b = 103.562β = 90.00
c = 177.832γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
REFMACrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-08-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-07
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2018-10-31
    Type: Data collection, Source and taxonomy