3JZ2

Crystal structure of human thrombin mutant N143P in E* form


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 

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Literature

Mutant N143P reveals how Na+ activates thrombin

Niu, W.Chen, Z.Bush-Pelc, L.A.Bah, A.Gandhi, P.S.Di Cera, E.

(2009) J.Biol.Chem. 284: 36175-36185

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.069500
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
  • Also Cited By: 3QGN

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The molecular mechanism of thrombin activation by Na(+) remains elusive. Its kinetic formulation requires extension of the classical Botts-Morales theory for the action of a modifier on an enzyme to correctly account for the contribution of the E*, E ...

    The molecular mechanism of thrombin activation by Na(+) remains elusive. Its kinetic formulation requires extension of the classical Botts-Morales theory for the action of a modifier on an enzyme to correctly account for the contribution of the E*, E, and E:Na(+) forms. The extended scheme establishes that analysis of k(cat) unequivocally identifies allosteric transduction of Na(+) binding into enhanced catalytic activity. The thrombin mutant N143P features no Na(+)-dependent enhancement of k(cat) yet binds Na(+) with an affinity comparable to that of wild type. Crystal structures of the mutant in the presence and absence of Na(+) confirm that Pro(143) abrogates the important H-bond between the backbone N atom of residue 143 and the carbonyl O atom of Glu(192), which in turn controls the orientation of the Glu(192)-Gly(193) peptide bond and the correct architecture of the oxyanion hole. We conclude that Na(+) activates thrombin by securing the correct orientation of the Glu(192)-Gly(193) peptide bond, which is likely flipped in the absence of cation. Absolute conservation of the 143-192 H-bond in trypsin-like proteases and the importance of the oxyanion hole in protease function suggest that this mechanism of Na(+) activation is present in all Na(+)-activated trypsin-like proteases.


    Related Citations: 
    • Structural identification of the pathway of long-range communication in an allosteric enzyme
      Gandhi, P.S.,Chen, Z.,Mathews, F.S.,Di Cera, E.
      (2009) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 105: 1832
    • Molecular dissection of Na+ binding to thrombin
      Pineda, A.O.,Carrell, C.J.,Bush, L.A.,Prasad, S.,Caccia, S.,Chen, Z.,Mathews, F.S.,Di Cera, E.
      (2004) J.Biol.Chem. 279: 31842


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Thrombin light chain
A
36Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: F2
EC: 3.4.21.5
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Go to Gene View: F2
Go to UniProtKB:  P00734
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Thrombin heavy chain
B
259Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: F2
EC: 3.4.21.5
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Go to Gene View: F2
Go to UniProtKB:  P00734
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
Query on GOL

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B
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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B
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • Space Group: P 43
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 57.890α = 90.00
b = 57.890β = 90.00
c = 119.770γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data reduction
REFMACrefinement
MOLREPphasing
HKL-2000data scaling
MAR345dtbdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2009-10-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Non-polymer description, Version format compliance