4FDL

Crystal structure of Caspase-7


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.801 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 

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Literature

A class of allosteric caspase inhibitors identified by high-throughput screening.

Feldman, T.Kabaleeswaran, V.Jang, S.B.Antczak, C.Djaballah, H.Wu, H.Jiang, X.

(2012) Mol.Cell 47: 585-595

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2012.06.007
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Caspase inhibition is a promising approach for treating multiple diseases. Using a reconstituted assay and high-throughput screening, we identified a group of nonpeptide caspase inhibitors. These inhibitors share common chemical scaffolds, suggesting ...

    Caspase inhibition is a promising approach for treating multiple diseases. Using a reconstituted assay and high-throughput screening, we identified a group of nonpeptide caspase inhibitors. These inhibitors share common chemical scaffolds, suggesting the same mechanism of action. They can inhibit apoptosis in various cell types induced by multiple stimuli; they can also inhibit caspase-1-mediated interleukin generation in macrophages, indicating potential anti-inflammatory application. While these compounds inhibit all the tested caspases, kinetic analysis indicates they do not compete for the catalytic sites of the enzymes. The cocrystal structure of one of these compounds with caspase-7 reveals that it binds to the dimerization interface of the caspase, another common structural element shared by all active caspases. Consistently, biochemical analysis demonstrates that the compound abates caspase-8 dimerization. Based on these kinetic, biochemical, and structural analyses, we suggest that these compounds are allosteric caspase inhibitors that function through binding to the dimerization interface of caspases.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Cell Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Caspase-7
A, B
305Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CASP7 (MCH3)
EC: 3.4.22.60
Find proteins for P55210 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: CASP7
Go to UniProtKB:  P55210
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.801 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.239 
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 88.423α = 90.00
b = 88.423β = 90.00
c = 185.523γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement
MOLREPphasing
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2012-05-28 
  • Released Date: 2012-08-01 
  • Deposition Author(s): Kabaleeswaran, V.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2012-08-01
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-09-12
    Type: Database references