6FX9

The X-ray structure of the ferritin nanocage containing Au and Pt, obtained upon encapsulation of a single heterobimetallic compound within the protein cage (synchrtron data)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.183 
  • R-Value Work: 0.152 

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Literature

Caged noble metals: Encapsulation of a cytotoxic platinum(II)-gold(I) compound within the ferritin nanocage.

Ferraro, G.Petruk, G.Maiore, L.Pane, F.Amoresano, A.Cinellu, M.A.Monti, D.M.Merlino, A.

(2018) Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 115: 1116-1121

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.04.142
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The encapsulation of Pt and Au-based anticancer agents within a protein cage is a promising way to enhance the selectivity of these potential drugs. Here a cytotoxic organometallic compound containing platinum(II) and gold(I) has been encapsulated wi ...

    The encapsulation of Pt and Au-based anticancer agents within a protein cage is a promising way to enhance the selectivity of these potential drugs. Here a cytotoxic organometallic compound containing platinum(II) and gold(I) has been encapsulated within a ferritin nanocage (AFt). Inductively plasma coupled mass spectrometry data, collected to evaluate the amount of Pt and Au within the cage, indicate disruption of the starting heterobimetallic complex upon encapsulation within the nanocage. The drug-loaded protein (Pt(II)/Au(I)-AFt) has been characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, circular dichroism and X-ray diffraction analysis. Data indicate that the protein maintains its fold upon encapsulation of the metallodrug and that Au(I) and Pt(II)-containing fragments are encapsulated within the AFt cage, with Au(I) ion that binds the side chain of Cys126 and Pt(II) in the bulk, respectively. The in vitro cytotoxicity of Pt(II)Au(I)-AFt, as well as that of the free heterobimetallic complex, has been comparatively evaluated on human cervix and breast cancer cells and against cardiomyoblasts and keratinocytes non-tumorigenic cells. Our data demonstrate that it is possible to obtain a protein nanocarrier containing both Pt and Au atoms starting from a bimetallic compound, opening the way for the design and development of new potential drugs based on protein nanocarriers.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Ferritin light chain
A
174Equus caballusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: FTL
Find proteins for P02791 (Equus caballus)
Go to Gene View: FTL
Go to UniProtKB:  P02791
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
SO4
Query on SO4

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A
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
CL
Query on CL

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A
CHLORIDE ION
Cl
VEXZGXHMUGYJMC-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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

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A
GOLD ION
Au
ZBKIUFWVEIBQRT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CD
Query on CD

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A
CADMIUM ION
Cd
WLZRMCYVCSSEQC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.5 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.183 
  • R-Value Work: 0.152 
  • Space Group: F 4 3 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 181.680α = 90.00
b = 181.680β = 90.00
c = 181.680γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement
iMOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-05-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-05-23
    Type: Data collection, Database references