5HIH

Crystal structure of the macro domain in Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.66 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.177 
  • R-Value Work: 0.141 

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Literature

Structural and mutational analysis of the interaction between the Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) papain-like protease and human ubiquitin.

Lei, J.Hilgenfeld, R.

(2016) Virol Sin 31: 288-299

  • DOI: 10.1007/s12250-016-3742-4
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The papain-like protease (PL(pro)) of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has proteolytic, deubiquitinating, and deISGylating activities. The latter two are involved in the suppression of the antiviral innate immune response of th ...

    The papain-like protease (PL(pro)) of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has proteolytic, deubiquitinating, and deISGylating activities. The latter two are involved in the suppression of the antiviral innate immune response of the host cell. To contribute to an understanding of this process, we present here the X-ray crystal structure of a complex between MERS-CoV PL(pro) and human ubiquitin (Ub) that is devoid of any covalent linkage between the two proteins. Five regions of the PL(pro) bind to two areas of the Ub. The C-terminal five residues of Ub, RLRGG, are similar to the P5-P1 residues of the polyprotein substrates of the PL(pro) and are responsible for the major part of the interaction between the two macromolecules. Through sitedirected mutagenesis, we demonstrate that conserved Asp165 and non-conserved Asp164 are important for the catalytic activities of MERS-CoV PL(pro). The enzyme appears not to be optimized for catalytic efficiency; thus, replacement of Phe269 by Tyr leads to increased peptidolytic and deubiquitinating activities. Ubiquitin binding by MERS-CoV PL(pro) involves remarkable differences compared to the corresponding complex with SARS-CoV PL(pro). The structure and the mutational study help understand common and unique features of the deubiquitinating activity of MERS-CoV PL(pro).


    Organizational Affiliation

    German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), University of Lübeck, 23562, Lübeck, Germany. hilgenfeld@biochem.uni-luebeck.de.,Institute of Biochemistry, Center for Structural and Cell Biology in Medicine, University of Lübeck, 23562, Lübeck, Germany. hilgenfeld@biochem.uni-luebeck.de.,German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), University of Lübeck, 23562, Lübeck, Germany.,Institute of Biochemistry, Center for Structural and Cell Biology in Medicine, University of Lübeck, 23562, Lübeck, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
ORF1a
A
171Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (isolate United Kingdom/H123990006/2012)Mutation(s): 0 
Find proteins for K9N638 (Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (isolate United Kingdom/H123990006/2012))
Go to UniProtKB:  K9N638
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.66 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.177 
  • R-Value Work: 0.141 
  • Space Group: P 2 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 31.580α = 90.00
b = 65.170β = 90.00
c = 90.760γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
MOLREPphasing
SCALAdata scaling
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
German Research FoundationEXC306
European CommissionHEALTH-F3-2010-260644

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-01-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-06-15
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2016-08-31
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2017-09-06
    Type: Author supporting evidence