3Q76

Structure of human neutrophil elastase (uncomplexed)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.86 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.214 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 

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Literature

Unexpected active-site flexibility in the structure of human neutrophil elastase in complex with a new dihydropyrimidone inhibitor.

Hansen, G.Gielen-Haertwig, H.Reinemer, P.Schomburg, D.Harrenga, A.Niefind, K.

(2011) J Mol Biol 409: 681-691

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.04.047
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3Q76, 3Q77

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Human neutrophil elastase (HNE), a trypsin-type serine protease, is of pivotal importance in the onset and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD encompasses a group of slowly progressive respiratory disorders and is a major medical problem and the fifth leading cause of death worldwide ...

    Human neutrophil elastase (HNE), a trypsin-type serine protease, is of pivotal importance in the onset and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD encompasses a group of slowly progressive respiratory disorders and is a major medical problem and the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. HNE is a major target for the development of compounds that inhibit the progression of long-term lung function decline in COPD patients. Here, we present the three-dimensional structure of a potent dihydropyrimidone inhibitor (DHPI) non-covalently bound to HNE at a resolution of 2.0 Å. The inhibitor binds to the active site in a unique orientation addressing S1 and S2 subsites of the protease. To facilitate further analysis of this binding mode, we determined the structure of the uncomplexed enzyme at a resolution of 1.86 Å. Detailed comparisons of the HNE:DHPI complex with the uncomplexed HNE structure and published structures of other elastase:inhibitor complexes revealed that binding of DHPI leads to large conformational changes in residues located in the S2 subsite. The rearrangement of residues Asp95-Leu99B creates a deep, well-defined cavity, which is filled by the P2 moiety of the inhibitor molecule to almost perfect shape complementarity. The shape of the S2 subsite in complex with DHPI clearly differs from all other observed HNE structures. The observed structural flexibility of the S2 subsite is a key feature for the understanding of the binding mode of DHPIs in general and the development of new HNE selective inhibitors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cologne, Zülpicher Str. 47, D-50674 Cologne, Germany.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Neutrophil elastaseA, B218Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ELANEELA2
EC: 3.4.21.37
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PHAROS:  P08246
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation3D Interactions
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-[alpha-L-fucopyranose-(1-6)]2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranoseC, D3 N-Glycosylation Oligosaccharides Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.86 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.214 
  • R-Value Work: 0.178 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.180 
  • Space Group: P 41 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 123.224α = 90
b = 123.224β = 90
c = 68.822γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
AMoREphasing
REFMACrefinement
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
MAR345dtbdata collection

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2011-05-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2019-07-17
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Refinement description
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary