3TQK

Structure of Phospho-2-dehydro-3-deoxyheptonate aldolase from Francisella tularensis SCHU S4


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 

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Literature

Rapid countermeasure discovery against Francisella tularensis based on a metabolic network reconstruction.

Chaudhury, S.Abdulhameed, M.D.Singh, N.Tawa, G.J.D'haeseleer, P.M.Zemla, A.T.Navid, A.Zhou, C.E.Franklin, M.C.Cheung, J.Rudolph, M.J.Love, J.Graf, J.F.Rozak, D.A.Dankmeyer, J.L.Amemiya, K.Daefler, S.Wallqvist, A.

(2013) PLoS One 8: e63369-e63369

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063369
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3TQK, 3TQV, 3TRJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • In the future, we may be faced with the need to provide treatment for an emergent biological threat against which existing vaccines and drugs have limited efficacy or availability. To prepare for this eventuality, our objective was to use a metabolic network-based approach to rapidly identify potential drug targets and prospectively screen and validate novel small-molecule antimicrobials ...

    In the future, we may be faced with the need to provide treatment for an emergent biological threat against which existing vaccines and drugs have limited efficacy or availability. To prepare for this eventuality, our objective was to use a metabolic network-based approach to rapidly identify potential drug targets and prospectively screen and validate novel small-molecule antimicrobials. Our target organism was the fully virulent Francisella tularensis subspecies tularensis Schu S4 strain, a highly infectious intracellular pathogen that is the causative agent of tularemia and is classified as a category A biological agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We proceeded with a staggered computational and experimental workflow that used a strain-specific metabolic network model, homology modeling and X-ray crystallography of protein targets, and ligand- and structure-based drug design. Selected compounds were subsequently filtered based on physiological-based pharmacokinetic modeling, and we selected a final set of 40 compounds for experimental validation of antimicrobial activity. We began screening these compounds in whole bacterial cell-based assays in biosafety level 3 facilities in the 20th week of the study and completed the screens within 12 weeks. Six compounds showed significant growth inhibition of F. tularensis, and we determined their respective minimum inhibitory concentrations and mammalian cell cytotoxicities. The most promising compound had a low molecular weight, was non-toxic, and abolished bacterial growth at 13 µM, with putative activity against pantetheine-phosphate adenylyltransferase, an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of coenzyme A, encoded by gene coaD. The novel antimicrobial compounds identified in this study serve as starting points for lead optimization, animal testing, and drug development against tularemia. Our integrated in silico/in vitro approach had an overall 15% success rate in terms of active versus tested compounds over an elapsed time period of 32 weeks, from pathogen strain identification to selection and validation of novel antimicrobial compounds.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Phospho-2-dehydro-3-deoxyheptonate aldolaseA346Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensisMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: aroGFTT_0963c
EC: 2.5.1.54
UniProt
Find proteins for Q5NG89 (Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis (strain SCHU S4 / Schu 4))
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q5NG89
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACT
Query on ACT

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C [auth A]ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
MN
Query on MN

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B [auth A]MANGANESE (II) ION
Mn
WAEMQWOKJMHJLA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
Query on CA

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D [auth A]CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
MSE
Query on MSE
AL-PEPTIDE LINKINGC5 H11 N O2 SeMET
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.30 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 84.69α = 90
b = 84.69β = 90
c = 107.387γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
SOLVEphasing
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2011-09-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-08-20
    Changes: Database references