2ZWS

Crystal Structure Analysis of neutral ceramidase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.176 

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Literature

Mechanistic insights into the hydrolysis and synthesis of ceramide by neutral ceramidase.

Inoue, T.Okino, N.Kakuta, Y.Hijikata, A.Okano, H.Goda, H.M.Tani, M.Sueyoshi, N.Kambayashi, K.Matsumura, H.Kai, Y.Ito, M.

(2009) J Biol Chem 284: 9566-9577

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M808232200
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2ZXC, 2ZWS

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ceramidase (CDase; EC 3.5.1.23) hydrolyzes ceramide to generate sphingosine and fatty acid. The enzyme plays a regulatory role in a variety of physiological events in eukaryotes and also functions as an exotoxin in particular bacteria. The crystal structures of neutral CDase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PaCD) in the C2-ceramide-bound and -unbound forms were determined at 2 ...

    Ceramidase (CDase; EC 3.5.1.23) hydrolyzes ceramide to generate sphingosine and fatty acid. The enzyme plays a regulatory role in a variety of physiological events in eukaryotes and also functions as an exotoxin in particular bacteria. The crystal structures of neutral CDase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PaCD) in the C2-ceramide-bound and -unbound forms were determined at 2.2 and 1.4 A resolutions, respectively. PaCD consists of two domains, and the Zn(2+)- and Mg(2+)/Ca(2+)-binding sites are found within the center of the N-terminal domain and the interface between the domains, respectively. The structural comparison between the C2-ceramide-bound and unbound forms revealed an open-closed conformational change occurring to loop I upon binding of C2-ceramide. In the closed state, this loop sits above the Zn(2+) coordination site and over the opening to the substrate binding site. Mutational analyses of residues surrounding the Zn(2+) of PaCD and rat neutral CDase revealed that the cleavage or creation of the N-acyl linkage of ceramide follows a similar mechanism as observed for the Zn(2+)-dependent carboxypeptidases. The results provide an understanding of the molecular mechanism of hydrolysis and synthesis of ceramide by the enzyme. Furthermore, insights into the actions of PaCD and eukaryotic neutral CDases as an exotoxin and mediators of sphingolipid signaling are also revealed, respectively.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan. inouet@chem.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Neutral ceramidaseA646Pseudomonas aeruginosaMutation(s): 0 
EC: 3.5.1.23
Find proteins for Q9I596 (Pseudomonas aeruginosa (strain ATCC 15692 / DSM 22644 / CIP 104116 / JCM 14847 / LMG 12228 / 1C / PRS 101 / PAO1))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q9I596
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
PLM
Query on PLM

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G [auth A]PALMITIC ACID
C16 H32 O2
IPCSVZSSVZVIGE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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H [auth A] , I [auth A] , J [auth A] , K [auth A] , L [auth A] , M [auth A] , N [auth A] , O [auth A] , 
H [auth A],  I [auth A],  J [auth A],  K [auth A],  L [auth A],  M [auth A],  N [auth A],  O [auth A],  P [auth A],  Q [auth A],  R [auth A],  S [auth A],  T [auth A],  U [auth A],  V [auth A],  W [auth A],  X [auth A]
GLYCEROL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ZN
Query on ZN

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B [auth A]ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
FMT
Query on FMT

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D [auth A], E [auth A], F [auth A]FORMIC ACID
C H2 O2
BDAGIHXWWSANSR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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C [auth A]MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.206 
  • R-Value Work: 0.174 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.176 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 182.175α = 90
b = 59.292β = 102.16
c = 70.976γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
ADSCdata collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2009-03-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance