2XCY

Crystal structure of Aspergillus fumigatus sialidase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.84 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.194 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 

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Literature

The Aspergillus Fumigatus Sialidase is a Kdnase: Structural and Mechanistic Insights.

Telford, J.C.Yeung, J.H.Xu, G.Kiefel, M.J.Watts, A.G.Hader, S.Chan, J.Bennet, A.J.Moore, M.M.Taylor, G.L.

(2011) J.Biol.Chem. 286: 10783

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M110.207043
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  2XZI, 2XZJ, 2XZK

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Aspergillus fumigatus is a filamentous fungus that can cause severe respiratory disease in immunocompromised individuals. A putative sialidase from A. fumigatus was recently cloned and shown to be relatively poor in cleaving N-acetylneuraminic acid ( ...

    Aspergillus fumigatus is a filamentous fungus that can cause severe respiratory disease in immunocompromised individuals. A putative sialidase from A. fumigatus was recently cloned and shown to be relatively poor in cleaving N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) in comparison with bacterial sialidases. Here we present the first crystal structure of a fungal sialidase. When the apo structure was compared with bacterial sialidase structures, the active site of the Aspergillus enzyme suggested that Neu5Ac would be a poor substrate because of a smaller pocket that normally accommodates the acetamido group of Neu5Ac in sialidases. A sialic acid with a hydroxyl in place of an acetamido group is 2-keto-3-deoxynononic acid (KDN). We show that KDN is the preferred substrate for the A. fumigatus sialidase and that A. fumigatus can utilize KDN as a sole carbon source. A 1.45-Å resolution crystal structure of the enzyme in complex with KDN reveals KDN in the active site in a boat conformation and nearby a second binding site occupied by KDN in a chair conformation, suggesting that polyKDN may be a natural substrate. The enzyme is not inhibited by the sialidase transition state analog 2-deoxy-2,3-dehydro-N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac2en) but is inhibited by the related 2,3-didehydro-2,3-dideoxy-D-glycero-D-galacto-nonulosonic acid that we show bound to the enzyme in a 1.84-Å resolution crystal structure. Using a fluorinated KDN substrate, we present a 1.5-Å resolution structure of a covalently bound catalytic intermediate. The A. fumigatus sialidase is therefore a KDNase with a similar catalytic mechanism to Neu5Ac exosialidases, and this study represents the first structure of a KDNase.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
EXTRACELLULAR SIALIDASE/NEURAMINIDASE, PUTATIVE
A, B
386Neosartorya fumigata (strain ATCC MYA-4609 / Af293 / CBS 101355 / FGSC A1100)EC: 3.2.1.18
Find proteins for Q4WQS0 (Neosartorya fumigata (strain ATCC MYA-4609 / Af293 / CBS 101355 / FGSC A1100))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q4WQS0
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CL
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A, B
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
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A
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
A, B
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.84 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.194 
  • R-Value Work: 0.153 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 75.890α = 90.00
b = 58.190β = 100.01
c = 94.700γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOSFLMdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
SCALAdata scaling
SHELXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-05-12
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-09-21
    Type: Database references, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-06-28
    Type: Data collection