4DP3

Quadruple mutant (N51I+C59R+S108N+I164L) plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase-thymidylate synthase (PfDHFR-TS) complexed with P218 and NADPH


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 

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Literature

Malarial dihydrofolate reductase as a paradigm for drug development against a resistance-compromised target

Yuthavong, Y.Tarnchompoo, B.Vilaivan, T.Chitnumsub, P.Kamchonwongpaisan, S.Charman, S.A.McLennan, D.N.White, K.L.Vivas, L.Bongard, E.Thongphanchang, C.Taweechai, S.Vanichtanankul, J.Rattanajak, R.Arwon, U.Fantauzzi, P.Yuvaniyama, J.Charman, W.N.Matthews, D.

(2012) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 109: 16823-16828

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1204556109
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  4DDR, 4DPD, 4DPH

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Malarial dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is the target of antifolate antimalarial drugs such as pyrimethamine and cycloguanil, the clinical efficacy of which have been compromised by resistance arising through mutations at various sites on the enzyme. ...

    Malarial dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is the target of antifolate antimalarial drugs such as pyrimethamine and cycloguanil, the clinical efficacy of which have been compromised by resistance arising through mutations at various sites on the enzyme. Here, we describe the use of cocrystal structures with inhibitors and substrates, along with efficacy and pharmacokinetic profiling for the design, characterization, and preclinical development of a selective, highly efficacious, and orally available antimalarial drug candidate that potently inhibits both wild-type and clinically relevant mutated forms of Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) DHFR. Important structural characteristics of P218 include pyrimidine side-chain flexibility and a carboxylate group that makes charge-mediated hydrogen bonds with conserved Arg122 (PfDHFR-TS amino acid numbering). An analogous interaction of P218 with human DHFR is disfavored because of three species-dependent amino acid substitutions in the vicinity of the conserved Arg. Thus, P218 binds to the active site of PfDHFR in a substantially different fashion from the human enzyme, which is the basis for its high selectivity. Unlike pyrimethamine, P218 binds both wild-type and mutant PfDHFR in a slow-on/slow-off tight-binding mode, which prolongs the target residence time. P218, when bound to PfDHFR-TS, resides almost entirely within the envelope mapped out by the dihydrofolate substrate, which may make it less susceptible to resistance mutations. The high in vivo efficacy in a SCID mouse model of P. falciparum malaria, good oral bioavailability, favorable enzyme selectivity, and good safety characteristics of P218 make it a potential candidate for further development.


    Organizational Affiliation

    BIOTEC, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand Science Park, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand. yongyuth@biotec.or.th




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Bifunctional dihydrofolate reductase-thymidylate synthase
A, B
608Plasmodium falciparumGene Names: DHFR-TS
Find proteins for D9N170 (Plasmodium falciparum)
Go to UniProtKB:  D9N170
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
PO4
Query on PO4

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A, B
PHOSPHATE ION
O4 P
NBIIXXVUZAFLBC-UHFFFAOYSA-K
 Ligand Interaction
NDP
Query on NDP

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A, B
NADPH DIHYDRO-NICOTINAMIDE-ADENINE-DINUCLEOTIDE PHOSPHATE
C21 H30 N7 O17 P3
ACFIXJIJDZMPPO-NNYOXOHSSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MMV
Query on MMV

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A, B
3-(2-{3-[(2,4-diamino-6-ethylpyrimidin-5-yl)oxy]propoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid
C18 H24 N4 O4
VDGXZSSDCDPCRF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
MMVKi: 0.54 nM BINDINGMOAD
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.205 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 58.499α = 90.00
b = 156.198β = 90.00
c = 164.586γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CNSrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection
SCALEPACKdata scaling
DENZOdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-11-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-11-15
    Type: Refinement description