5JQ3

Crystal structure of Ebola glycoprotein


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.23 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.222 

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Literature

Toremifene interacts with and destabilizes the Ebola virus glycoprotein.

Zhao, Y.Ren, J.Harlos, K.Jones, D.M.Zeltina, A.Bowden, T.A.Padilla-Parra, S.Fry, E.E.Stuart, D.I.

(2016) Nature 535: 168-172

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature18615
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
  • Also Cited By: 6F6S, 6F6N, 6F6I

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Ebola viruses (EBOVs) are responsible for repeated outbreaks of fatal infections, including the recent deadly epidemic in West Africa. There are currently no approved therapeutic drugs or vaccines for the disease. EBOV has a membrane envelope decorat ...

    Ebola viruses (EBOVs) are responsible for repeated outbreaks of fatal infections, including the recent deadly epidemic in West Africa. There are currently no approved therapeutic drugs or vaccines for the disease. EBOV has a membrane envelope decorated by trimers of a glycoprotein (GP, cleaved by furin to form GP1 and GP2 subunits), which is solely responsible for host cell attachment, endosomal entry and membrane fusion. GP is thus a primary target for the development of antiviral drugs. Here we report the first, to our knowledge, unliganded structure of EBOV GP, and high-resolution complexes of GP with the anticancer drug toremifene and the painkiller ibuprofen. The high-resolution apo structure gives a more complete and accurate picture of the molecule, and allows conformational changes introduced by antibody and receptor binding to be deciphered. Unexpectedly, both toremifene and ibuprofen bind in a cavity between the attachment (GP1) and fusion (GP2) subunits at the entrance to a large tunnel that links with equivalent tunnels from the other monomers of the trimer at the three-fold axis. Protein–drug interactions with both GP1 and GP2 are predominately hydrophobic. Residues lining the binding site are highly conserved among filoviruses except Marburg virus (MARV), suggesting that MARV may not bind these drugs. Thermal shift assays show up to a 14 °C decrease in the protein melting temperature after toremifene binding, while ibuprofen has only a marginal effect and is a less potent inhibitor. These results suggest that inhibitor binding destabilizes GP and triggers premature release of GP2, thereby preventing fusion between the viral and endosome membranes. Thus, these complex structures reveal the mechanism of inhibition and may guide the development of more powerful anti-EBOV drugs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Structural Biology, University of Oxford, The Henry Wellcome Building for Genomic Medicine, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7BN, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Envelope glycoprotein 1,Envelope glycoprotein 1,Envelope glycoprotein 1
A
332Zaire ebolavirus (strain Mayinga-76)Mutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: GP
Find proteins for Q05320 (Zaire ebolavirus (strain Mayinga-76))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q05320
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Envelope glycoprotein 2
B
168Zaire ebolavirus (strain Mayinga-76)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: GP
Find proteins for Q05320 (Zaire ebolavirus (strain Mayinga-76))
Go to UniProtKB:  Q05320
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GOL
Query on GOL

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A
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MAN
Query on MAN

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B
ALPHA-D-MANNOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-PQMKYFCFSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BMA
Query on BMA

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B
BETA-D-MANNOSE
C6 H12 O6
WQZGKKKJIJFFOK-RWOPYEJCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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A, B
N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
UNK
Query on UNK
A
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC4 H9 N O2

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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.23 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.246 
  • R-Value Work: 0.222 
  • Space Group: H 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 114.258α = 90.00
b = 114.258β = 90.00
c = 307.377γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
MOLREPphasing
xia2data reduction
xia2data scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-06-29
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-07-13
    Type: Database references