4KQ8

Structure of Recombinant Human Cytochrome P450 Aromatase


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.29 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 

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Literature

Structural basis for the functional roles of critical residues in human cytochrome p450 aromatase.

Lo, J.Di Nardo, G.Griswold, J.Egbuta, C.Jiang, W.Gilardi, G.Ghosh, D.

(2013) Biochemistry 52: 5821-5829

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi400669h

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Cytochrome P450 aromatase (CYP19A1) is the only enzyme known to catalyze the biosynthesis of estrogens from androgens. The crystal structure of human placental aromatase (pArom) has paved the way toward understanding the structure-function relationsh ...

    Cytochrome P450 aromatase (CYP19A1) is the only enzyme known to catalyze the biosynthesis of estrogens from androgens. The crystal structure of human placental aromatase (pArom) has paved the way toward understanding the structure-function relationships of this remarkable enzyme. Using an amino terminus-truncated recombinant human aromatase (rArom) construct, we investigate the roles of key amino acids in the active site, at the intermolecular interface, inside the access channel, and at the lipid-protein boundary for their roles in enzyme function and higher-order organization. Replacing the active site residue D309 with an N yields an inactive enzyme, consistent with its proposed involvement in aromatization. Mutation of R192 at the lipid interface, pivotal to the proton relay network in the access channel, results in the loss of enzyme activity. In addition to the distal catalytic residues, we show that mutation of K440 and Y361 of the heme-proximal region critically interferes with substrate binding, enzyme activity, and heme stability. The D-E loop deletion mutant Del7 that disrupts the intermolecular interaction significantly reduces enzyme activity. However, the less drastic Del4 and point mutants E181A and E181K do not. Furthermore, native gel electrophoresis, size-exclusion chromatography, and analytical ultracentrifugation are used to show that mutations in the intermolecular interface alter the quaternary organization of the enzyme in solution. As a validation for interpretation of the mutational results in the context of the innate molecule, we determine the crystal structure of rArom to show that the active site, tertiary, and quaternary structures are identical to those of pArom.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pharmacology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York 13210, United States.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Cytochrome P450 19A1
A
473Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CYP19A1 (ARO1, CYAR, CYP19)
EC: 1.14.14.14
Find proteins for P11511 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: CYP19A1
Go to UniProtKB:  P11511
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
PO4
Query on PO4

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A
PHOSPHATE ION
O4 P
NBIIXXVUZAFLBC-UHFFFAOYSA-K
 Ligand Interaction
HEM
Query on HEM

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A
PROTOPORPHYRIN IX CONTAINING FE
HEME
C34 H32 Fe N4 O4
KABFMIBPWCXCRK-RGGAHWMASA-L
 Ligand Interaction
ASD
Query on ASD

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A
4-ANDROSTENE-3-17-DIONE
C19 H26 O2
AEMFNILZOJDQLW-QAGGRKNESA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
ASDIC50: 300 nM (99) BINDINGDB
ASDKi: 20 nM (99) BINDINGDB
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.29 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.248 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 140.821α = 90.00
b = 140.821β = 90.00
c = 116.477γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
HKL-3000data reduction
REFMACrefinement
ADSCdata collection
HKL-3000data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-08-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-09-11
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-15
    Type: Refinement description