6GBX

Crystal structure of human glutaminyl cyclase variant Y115E-Y117E in complex with SEN177


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.72 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.183 
  • R-Value Work: 0.158 

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Literature

The structure of the human glutaminyl cyclase-SEN177 complex indicates routes for developing new potent inhibitors as possible agents for the treatment of neurological disorders.

Pozzi, C.Di Pisa, F.Benvenuti, M.Mangani, S.

(2018) J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 23: 1219-1226

  • DOI: 10.1007/s00775-018-1605-1

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Recent evidence links the role of human glutaminyl cyclase (hQC) to the amyloidogenic process involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD). hQC is a zinc enzyme present in neuronal tissue and its activity is responsible for the cyclization of N-terminal Gln ...

    Recent evidence links the role of human glutaminyl cyclase (hQC) to the amyloidogenic process involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD). hQC is a zinc enzyme present in neuronal tissue and its activity is responsible for the cyclization of N-terminal Gln or Glu β-amyloid peptides, leading to N-pyroglutamic acid peptides (pE-Aβ) that is probably a crucial event in the initiation and progress of the disease. Indeed, pE-containing peptides exhibit an elevated neurotoxicity and a tendency to aggregate. These observations render hQC inhibition an attractive strategy for developing new molecules active against AD. We present here the crystal structure of hQC in complex with SEN177, a newly designed molecule. The SEN177-binding mode to hQC differs from that of the known hQC inhibitors. SEN177 K i on hQC is 20 nM, comparable or better than that of the most potent known hQC inhibitors PBD150 and PQ912. In addition, SEN177 already demonstrated relevant pharmacological properties in in vivo models of Huntington's disease. All these properties make SEN177 an important scaffold for developing molecules acting on AD and related diseases.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Department of Excellence 2018-2022, University of Siena, via Aldo Moro, 2, 53100, Siena, SI, Italy. stefano.mangani@unisi.it.,Department of Biosciences, University of Milan, Milan, 20133, Italy.,Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Department of Excellence 2018-2022, University of Siena, via Aldo Moro, 2, 53100, Siena, SI, Italy.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Glutaminyl-peptide cyclotransferase
A, B, C
329Homo sapiensMutation(s): 2 
Gene Names: QPCT
EC: 2.3.2.5
Find proteins for Q16769 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: QPCT
Go to UniProtKB:  Q16769
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A, B, C
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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A, B, C
SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
Query on EDO

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A, B, C
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
S77
Query on S77

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A, B, C
2-fluoranyl-5-[2-[4-(4-methyl-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)piperidin-1-yl]pyridin-3-yl]pyridine
C18 H19 F N6
AJIAMIPUWJQSPR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.72 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.183 
  • R-Value Work: 0.158 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 86.140α = 90.00
b = 149.810β = 97.18
c = 95.980γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
MOLREPphasing
MOSFLMdata reduction
Aimlessdata scaling
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-09-19
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-12-05
    Type: Data collection, Database references