4EJ5

Crystal structure of the catalytic domain of botulinum neurotoxin BoNT/A wild-type


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.87 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.208 
  • R-Value Work: 0.161 

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Literature

Structural Framework for Covalent Inhibition of Clostridium botulinum Neurotoxin A by Targeting Cys165.

Stura, E.A.Le Roux, L.Guitot, K.Garcia, S.Bregant, S.Beau, F.Vera, L.Collet, G.Ptchelkine, D.Bakirci, H.Dive, V.

(2012) J.Biol.Chem. 287: 33607-33614

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.396697
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) is one of the most potent toxins for humans and a major biothreat agent. Despite intense chemical efforts over the past 10 years to develop inhibitors of its catalytic domain (catBoNT/A), highly potent ...

    Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) is one of the most potent toxins for humans and a major biothreat agent. Despite intense chemical efforts over the past 10 years to develop inhibitors of its catalytic domain (catBoNT/A), highly potent and selective inhibitors are still lacking. Recently, small inhibitors were reported to covalently modify catBoNT/A by targeting Cys(165), a residue located in the enzyme active site just above the catalytic zinc ion. However, no direct proof of Cys(165) modification was reported, and the poor accessibility of this residue in the x-ray structure of catBoNT/A raises concerns about this proposal. To clarify this issue, the functional role of Cys(165) was first assessed through a combination of site-directed mutagenesis and structural studies. These data suggested that Cys(165) is more involved in enzyme catalysis rather than in structural property. Then by peptide mass fingerprinting and x-ray crystallography, we demonstrated that a small compound containing a sulfonyl group acts as inhibitor of catBoNT/A through covalent modification of Cys(165). The crystal structure of this covalent complex offers a structural framework for developing more potent covalent inhibitors catBoNT/A. Other zinc metalloproteases can be founded in the protein database with a cysteine at a similar location, some expressed by major human pathogens; thus this work should find broader applications for developing covalent inhibitors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, iBiTec-S, Service d'Ingénierie Moléculaire des Protéines, CE-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, Cedex, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Botulinum neurotoxin A light chain
A
445Clostridium botulinum (strain Hall / ATCC 3502 / NCTC 13319 / Type A)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: botA (bna)
Find proteins for P0DPI1 (Clostridium botulinum (strain Hall / ATCC 3502 / NCTC 13319 / Type A))
Go to UniProtKB:  P0DPI1
Small Molecules
Ligands 6 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
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A
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
Query on EDO

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A
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
IMD
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A
IMIDAZOLE
C3 H5 N2
RAXXELZNTBOGNW-UHFFFAOYSA-O
 Ligand Interaction
CO3
Query on CO3

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A
CARBONATE ION
C O3
BVKZGUZCCUSVTD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.87 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.208 
  • R-Value Work: 0.161 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 49.950α = 90.00
b = 66.370β = 98.24
c = 64.720γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
DNAdata collection
MOLREPphasing
PHENIXrefinement
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-08-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-08-29
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2012-10-17
    Type: Database references