3VJB

Crystal structure of the human squalene synthase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.05 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.169 

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Literature

Binding modes of zaragozic acid A to human squalene synthase and staphylococcal dehydrosqualene synthase

Liu, C.I.Jeng, W.Y.Chang, W.J.Ko, T.P.Wang, A.H.J.

(2012) J.Biol.Chem. 287: 18750-18757

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.351254
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Zaragozic acids (ZAs) belong to a family of fungal metabolites with nanomolar inhibitory activity toward squalene synthase (SQS). The enzyme catalyzes the committed step of sterol synthesis and has attracted attention as a potential target for antili ...

    Zaragozic acids (ZAs) belong to a family of fungal metabolites with nanomolar inhibitory activity toward squalene synthase (SQS). The enzyme catalyzes the committed step of sterol synthesis and has attracted attention as a potential target for antilipogenic and antiinfective therapies. Here, we have determined the structure of ZA-A complexed with human SQS. ZA-A binding induces a local conformational change in the substrate binding site, and its C-6 acyl group also extends over to the cofactor binding cavity. In addition, ZA-A effectively inhibits a homologous bacterial enzyme, dehydrosqualene synthase (CrtM), which synthesizes the precursor of staphyloxanthin in Staphylococcus aureus to cope with oxidative stress. Size reduction at Tyr(248) in CrtM further increases the ZA-A binding affinity, and it reveals a similar overall inhibitor binding mode to that of human SQS/ZA-A except for the C-6 acyl group. These structures pave the way for further improving selectivity and development of a new generation of anticholesterolemic and antimicrobial inhibitors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Squalene synthase
A, B, C, D, E, F
343Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: FDFT1
EC: 2.5.1.21
Find proteins for P37268 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: FDFT1
Go to UniProtKB:  P37268
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.05 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.227 
  • R-Value Work: 0.169 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 85.610α = 90.00
b = 153.860β = 91.68
c = 91.516γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-2000data collection
MOLREPphasing
HKL-2000data reduction
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-04-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-07-24
    Type: Database references