3MMR

Structure of Plasmodium falciparum Arginase in complex with ABH


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.14 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.186 
  • R-Value Work: 0.155 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.159 

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Literature

Crystal structure of arginase from Plasmodium falciparum and implications for L-arginine depletion in malarial infection .

Dowling, D.P.Ilies, M.Olszewski, K.L.Portugal, S.Mota, M.M.Llinas, M.Christianson, D.W.

(2010) Biochemistry 49: 5600-5608

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi100390z
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3MMR

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The 2.15 A resolution crystal structure of arginase from Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes cerebral malaria, is reported in complex with the boronic acid inhibitor 2(S)-amino-6-boronohexanoic acid (ABH) (K(d) = 11 microM). This is the f ...

    The 2.15 A resolution crystal structure of arginase from Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes cerebral malaria, is reported in complex with the boronic acid inhibitor 2(S)-amino-6-boronohexanoic acid (ABH) (K(d) = 11 microM). This is the first crystal structure of a parasitic arginase. Various protein constructs were explored to identify an optimally active enzyme form for inhibition and structural studies and to probe the structure and function of two polypeptide insertions unique to malarial arginase: a 74-residue low-complexity region contained in loop L2 and an 11-residue segment contained in loop L8. Structural studies indicate that the low-complexity region is largely disordered and is oriented away from the trimer interface; its deletion does not significantly compromise enzyme activity. The loop L8 insertion is located at the trimer interface and makes several intra- and intermolecular interactions important for enzyme function. In addition, we also demonstrate that arg- Plasmodium berghei sporozoites show significantly decreased liver infectivity in vivo. Therefore, inhibition of malarial arginase may serve as a possible candidate for antimalarial therapy against liver-stage infection, and ABH may serve as a lead for the development of inhibitors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Roy and Diana Vagelos Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6323, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
ArginaseA413Plasmodium falciparum 3D7Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: PFI0320wPF3D7_0906500
EC: 3.5.3.1
Find proteins for Q8I384 (Plasmodium falciparum (isolate 3D7))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q8I384
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ABH
Query on ABH

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A
2(S)-AMINO-6-BORONOHEXANOIC ACID
C6 H15 B N O5
BLVGFZFOWWBCCZ-YFKPBYRVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BME
Query on BME

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A
BETA-MERCAPTOETHANOL
C2 H6 O S
DGVVWUTYPXICAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MN
Query on MN

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A
MANGANESE (II) ION
Mn
WAEMQWOKJMHJLA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
ABHKd :  11000   nM  PDBBind
ABHKd:  11000   nM  Binding MOAD
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.14 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.186 
  • R-Value Work: 0.155 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.159 
  • Space Group: H 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 112.594α = 90
b = 112.594β = 90
c = 228.9γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CBASSdata collection
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-06-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance