4PRO

ALPHA-LYTIC PROTEASE COMPLEXED WITH PRO REGION


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.238 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 

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Literature

Structure of alpha-lytic protease complexed with its pro region.

Sauter, N.K.Mau, T.Rader, S.D.Agard, D.A.

(1998) Nat.Struct.Mol.Biol. 5: 945-950

  • DOI: 10.1038/2919
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • While the majority of proteins fold rapidly and spontaneously to their native states, the extracellular bacterial protease alpha-lytic protease (alphaLP) has a t(1/2) for folding of approximately 2,000 years, corresponding to a folding barrier of 30 ...

    While the majority of proteins fold rapidly and spontaneously to their native states, the extracellular bacterial protease alpha-lytic protease (alphaLP) has a t(1/2) for folding of approximately 2,000 years, corresponding to a folding barrier of 30 kcal mol(-1). AlphaLP is synthesized as a pro-enzyme where its pro region (Pro) acts as a foldase to stabilize the transition state for the folding reaction. Pro also functions as a potent folding catalyst when supplied as a separate polypeptide chain, accelerating the rate of alphaLP folding by a factor of 3 x 10(9). In the absence of Pro, alphaLP folds only partially to a stable molten globule-like intermediate state. Addition of Pro to this intermediate leads to rapid formation of native alphaLP. Here we report the crystal structures of Pro and of the non-covalent inhibitory complex between Pro and native alphaLP. The C-shaped Pro surrounds the C-terminal beta-barrel domain of the folded protease, forming a large complementary interface. Regions of extensive hydration in the interface explain how Pro binds tightly to the native state, yet even more tightly to the folding transition state. Based on structural and functional data we propose that a specific structural element in alphaLP is largely responsible for the folding barrier and suggest how Pro can overcome this barrier.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco, 94143-0448, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ALPHA-LYTIC PROTEASE
A, B
198Lysobacter enzymogenesMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: alpha-LP
EC: 3.4.21.12
Find proteins for P00778 (Lysobacter enzymogenes)
Go to UniProtKB:  P00778
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ALPHA-LYTIC PROTEASE
C, D
166Lysobacter enzymogenesMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: alpha-LP
EC: 3.4.21.12
Find proteins for P00778 (Lysobacter enzymogenes)
Go to UniProtKB:  P00778
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.4 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.238 
  • R-Value Work: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 53.800α = 109.40
b = 61.900β = 99.20
c = 72.600γ = 102.40
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORphasing
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
X-PLORrefinement
X-PLORmodel building

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1999-05-18
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-25
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Derived calculations, Version format compliance