5FIC

Open form of murine Acid Sphingomyelinase in presence of lipid


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 

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Literature

Crystal structure of mammalian acid sphingomyelinase.

Gorelik, A.Illes, K.Heinz, L.X.Superti-Furga, G.Nagar, B.

(2016) Nat Commun 7: 12196-12196

  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12196
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    5HQN, 5FIC, 5FIB, 5FI9

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Acid sphingomyelinase (ASMase, ASM, SMPD1) converts sphingomyelin into ceramide, modulating membrane properties and signal transduction. Inactivating mutations in ASMase cause Niemann-Pick disease, and its inhibition is also beneficial in models of depre ...

    Acid sphingomyelinase (ASMase, ASM, SMPD1) converts sphingomyelin into ceramide, modulating membrane properties and signal transduction. Inactivating mutations in ASMase cause Niemann-Pick disease, and its inhibition is also beneficial in models of depression and cancer. To gain a better understanding of this critical therapeutic target, we determined crystal structures of mammalian ASMase in various conformations. The catalytic domain adopts a calcineurin-like fold with two zinc ions and a hydrophobic track leading to the active site. Strikingly, the membrane interacting saposin domain assumes either a closed globular conformation independent from the catalytic domain, or an open conformation, which establishes an interface with the catalytic domain essential for activity. Structural mapping of Niemann-Pick mutations reveals that most of them likely destabilize the protein's fold. This study sheds light on the molecular mechanism of ASMase function, and provides a platform for the rational development of ASMase inhibitors and therapeutic use of recombinant ASMase.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Groupe de Recherche Axé sur la Structure des Protéines, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 0B1.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase ABCD538Mus musculusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Smpd1Asm
EC: 3.1.4.12
Find proteins for Q04519 (Mus musculus)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q04519
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Oligosaccharides

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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation3D Interactions
beta-D-mannopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
E, I
3 N-Glycosylation Oligosaccharides Interaction
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation3D Interactions
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-[alpha-L-fucopyranose-(1-6)]2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
F, J
3 N-Glycosylation Oligosaccharides Interaction
Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation3D Interactions
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
G, H
2 N-Glycosylation Oligosaccharides Interaction
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
6E0
Query on 6E0

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A, D
octadecylphosphonic acid
C18 H39 O3 P
FTMKAMVLFVRZQX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
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B, C
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
PO4
Query on PO4

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A, B, C, D
PHOSPHATE ION
O4 P
NBIIXXVUZAFLBC-UHFFFAOYSA-K
 Ligand Interaction
ZN
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A, B, C, D
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CL
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A, B, C, D
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.80 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.236 
  • R-Value Work: 0.189 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.191 
  • Space Group: P 41
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 101.75α = 90
b = 101.75β = 90
c = 401.83γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-07-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-08-03
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2018-06-20
    Changes: Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary