2HX4

Rat nNOS heme domain complexed with 4-N-(Nw-nitro-L-argininyl)-trans-4-hydroxyamino-L-proline amide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.203 

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Literature

Structure-Based Design and Synthesis of N(omega)-Nitro-l-Arginine-Containing Peptidomimetics as Selective Inhibitors of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase. Displacement of the Heme Structural Water.

Seo, J.Igarashi, J.Li, H.Martasek, P.Roman, L.J.Poulos, T.L.Silverman, R.B.

(2007) J.Med.Chem. 50: 2089-2099

  • DOI: 10.1021/jm061305c
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The neuronal isoform of nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), the enzyme responsible for the production of nitric oxide in the central nervous system, represents an attractive target for the treatment of various neurodegenerative disorders. X-ray crystal str ...

    The neuronal isoform of nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), the enzyme responsible for the production of nitric oxide in the central nervous system, represents an attractive target for the treatment of various neurodegenerative disorders. X-ray crystal structures of complexes of nNOS with two nNOS-selective inhibitors, (4S)-N-{4-amino-5-[(2-aminoethylamino]pentyl}-N'-nitroguanidine (1) and 4-N-(Nomega-nitro-l-argininyl)-trans-4-amino-l-proline amide (2), led to the discovery of a conserved structural water molecule that was hydrogen bonded between the two heme propionates and the inhibitors (Figure 2). On the basis of this observation, we hypothesized that by attaching a hydrogen bond donor group to the amide nitrogen of 2 or to the secondary amine nitrogen of 1, the inhibitor molecules could displace the structural water molecule and obtain a direct interaction with the heme cofactor. To test this hypothesis, peptidomimetic analogues 3-5, which have either an N-hydroxyl (3 and 5) or N-amino (4) donor group, were designed and synthesized. X-ray crystal structures of nNOS with inhibitors 3 and 5 bound verified that the N-hydroxyl group had, indeed, displaced the structural water molecule and provided a direct interaction with the heme propionate moiety (Figures 5 and 6). Surprisingly, in vitro activity assay results indicated that the addition of a hydroxyl group (3) only increased the potency slightly against the neuronal isoform over the parent compound (1). Rationalizations for the small increase in potency are consistent with other changes in the crystal structures.


    Related Citations: 
    • Structural basis for dipeptide amide isoform-selective inhibition of neuronal nitric oxide synthase.
      Flinspach, M.,Li, H.,Jamal, J.,Yang, W.,Huang, H.,Hah, J.M.,Gomez-Vidal, A.,Litzinger, E.A.,Silverman, R.B.,Poulos, T.L.
      (2004) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 11: 54


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208-3113, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nitric-oxide synthase
A, B
422Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Nos1 (Bnos)
EC: 1.14.13.39
Find proteins for P29476 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P29476
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
4HX
Query on 4HX

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A, B
(4R)-4-(HYDROXY{N~5~-[IMINO(NITROAMINO)METHYL]-L-ORNITHYL}AMINO)-L-PROLINAMIDE
4-N-(NW-NITRO-L-ARGININYL)-TRANS-4-HYDROXYAMINO-L-PROLINE AMIDE
C11 H22 N8 O5
CTHMJCQUZVLLJU-CSMHCCOUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ACT
Query on ACT

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A, B
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
HEM
Query on HEM

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A, B
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
H4B
Query on H4B

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A, B
5,6,7,8-TETRAHYDROBIOPTERIN
C9 H15 N5 O3
FNKQXYHWGSIFBK-RPDRRWSUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
4HXKi: 310 nM BINDINGMOAD
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.15 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.245 
  • R-Value Work: 0.203 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 51.920α = 90.00
b = 111.000β = 90.00
c = 164.350γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSphasing
CNSrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2007-04-24
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-01
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance