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Structure and inhibition of the CO2-sensing carbonic anhydrase Can2 from the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.34 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.185 

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Literature

Structure and Inhibition of the Co(2)-Sensing Carbonic Anhydrase Can2 from the Pathogenic Fungus Cryptococcus Neoformans.

Schlicker, C.Hall, R.A.Vullo, D.Middelhaufe, S.Gertz, M.Supuran, C.T.Muehlschlegel, F.A.Steegborn, C.

(2009) J.Mol.Biol. 385: 1207

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.11.037
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, a CO(2)-sensing system is essential for survival in the natural environment (approximately 0.03% CO(2)) and mediates the switch to virulent growth in the human host (approximately 5% CO(2)). This syst ...

    In the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans, a CO(2)-sensing system is essential for survival in the natural environment (approximately 0.03% CO(2)) and mediates the switch to virulent growth in the human host (approximately 5% CO(2)). This system is composed of the carbonic anhydrase (CA) Can2, which catalyzes formation of bicarbonate, and the fungal, bicarbonate-stimulated adenylyl cyclase Cac1. The critical role of these enzymes for fungal metabolism and pathogenesis identifies them as targets for antifungal drugs. Here, we prove functional similarity of Can2 to the CA Nce103 from Candida albicans and describe its biochemical and structural characterization. The crystal structure of Can2 reveals that the enzyme belongs to the "plant-type" beta-CAs but carries a unique N-terminal extension that can interact with the active-site entrance of the dimer. We further tested a panel of compounds, identifying nanomolar Can2 inhibitors, and present the structure of a Can2 complex with the inhibitor and product analog acetate, revealing insights into interactions with physiological ligands and inhibitors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Physiological Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, Universitätsstrasse 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CARBONIC ANHYDRASE 2
A
243Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubiiMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CAN2
EC: 4.2.1.1
Find proteins for Q3I4V7 (Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q3I4V7
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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CL
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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.34 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.185 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 55.190α = 90.00
b = 55.190β = 90.00
c = 134.590γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
PHASERphasing
HKL-2000data scaling
SHELXL-97refinement

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-12-30
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance