4CIB

crystal structure of cathepsin a, complexed with compound 2


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.89 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.211 
  • R-Value Work: 0.141 

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Literature

Crystal Structure of Cathepsin A, a Novel Target for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases.

Schreuder, H.A.Liesum, A.Kroll, K.Boehnisch, B.Buning, C.Ruf, S.Sadowski, T.

(2014) Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun. 445: 451

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.02.014
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The lysosomal serine carboxypeptidase cathepsin A is involved in the breakdown of peptide hormones like endothelin and bradykinin. Recent pharmacological studies with cathepsin A inhibitors in rodents showed a remarkable reduction in cardiac hypertro ...

    The lysosomal serine carboxypeptidase cathepsin A is involved in the breakdown of peptide hormones like endothelin and bradykinin. Recent pharmacological studies with cathepsin A inhibitors in rodents showed a remarkable reduction in cardiac hypertrophy and atrial fibrillation, making cathepsin A a promising target for the treatment of heart failure. Here we describe the crystal structures of activated cathepsin A without inhibitor and with two compounds that mimic the tetrahedral intermediate and the reaction product, respectively. The structure of activated cathepsin A turned out to be very similar to the structure of the inactive precursor. The only difference was the removal of a 40 residue activation domain, partially due to proteolytic removal of the activation peptide, and partially by an order-disorder transition of the peptides flanking the removed activation peptide. The termini of the catalytic core are held together by the Cys253-Cys303 disulfide bond, just before and after the activation domain. One of the compounds we soaked in our crystals reacted covalently with the catalytic Ser150 and formed a tetrahedral intermediate. The other compound got cleaved by the enzyme and a fragment, resembling one of the natural reaction products, was found in the active site. These studies establish cathepsin A as a classical serine proteinase with a well-defined oxyanion hole. The carboxylate group of the cleavage product is bound by a hydrogen-bonding network involving one aspartate and two glutamate side chains. This network can only form if at least half of the carboxylate groups involved are protonated, which explains the acidic pH optimum of the enzyme.


    Related Citations: 
    • Novel Beta-Amino Acid Derivatives as Inhibitors of Cathepsin A.
      Ruf, S.,Buning, C.,Schreuder, H.,Horstick, G.,Linz, W.,Olpp, T.,Pernerstorfer, J.,Hiss, K.,Kroll, K.,Kannt, A.,Kohlmann, M.,Linz, D.,Hubschle, T.,Rutten, H.,Wirth, K.,Schmidt, T.,Sadowski, T.
      (2012) J.Med.Chem. 55: 7636


    Organizational Affiliation

    Sanofi-Aventis Pharma Deutschland GmbH, Industriepark Höchst, 65926 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Electronic address: herman.schreuder@sanofi.com.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
LYSOSOMAL PROTECTIVE PROTEIN
A
455Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CTSA (PPGB)
EC: 3.4.16.5
Find proteins for P10619 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P10619
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
7UZ
Query on 7UZ

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A
2-(cyclohexylmethyl)propanedioic acid
C10 H16 O4
PYKSXWASTAWCSS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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A
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
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CD
Query on CD

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A
CADMIUM ION
Cd
WLZRMCYVCSSEQC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.89 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.211 
  • R-Value Work: 0.141 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 89.649α = 90.00
b = 102.527β = 100.94
c = 49.395γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
XSCALEdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-02-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-04-02
    Type: Database references