2.2 A crystal structure of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase from Burkholderia pseudomallei

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.21 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.261 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.212 

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Probing conformational states of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase by fragment screening.

Begley, D.W.Davies, D.R.Hartley, R.C.Hewitt, S.N.Rychel, A.L.Myler, P.J.Van Voorhis, W.C.Staker, B.L.Stewart, L.J.

(2011) Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 67: 1060-1069

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S1744309111014436
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3D6B, 3EOM, 3EON, 3GNC, 3GQT

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Glutaric acidemia type 1 is an inherited metabolic disorder which can cause macrocephaly, muscular rigidity, spastic paralysis and other progressive movement disorders in humans. The defects in glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH) associated with this disease are thought to increase holoenzyme instability and reduce cofactor binding. Here, the first structural analysis of a GCDH enzyme in the absence of the cofactor flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) is reported. The apo structure of GCDH from Burkholderia pseudomallei reveals a loss of secondary structure and increased disorder in the FAD-binding pocket relative to the ternary complex of the highly homologous human GCDH. After conducting a fragment-based screen, four small molecules were identified which bind to GCDH from B. pseudomallei. Complex structures were determined for these fragments, which cause backbone and side-chain perturbations to key active-site residues. Structural insights from this investigation highlight differences from apo GCDH and the utility of small-molecular fragments as chemical probes for capturing alternative conformational states of preformed protein crystals.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (http://www.ssgcid.org), USA. dbegley@embios.com

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase
A, B, C, D
395Burkholderia pseudomallei 1710bMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BURPS1710b_3237
Find proteins for Q3JP94 (Burkholderia pseudomallei (strain 1710b))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q3JP94
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupQ3JP94
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
Query on 54D

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E [auth C]methyl thiophene-2-carboxylate
C6 H6 O2 S
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.21 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.261 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.212 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 98.503α = 90
b = 107.472β = 90
c = 144.313γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MAR345data collection
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

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Entry History 

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  • Version 1.0: 2008-06-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Source and taxonomy, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-09-21
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-10-25
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.4: 2024-02-21
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations