6B6G

Crystal Structure of GABA Aminotransferase bound to (S)-3-Amino-4-(difluoromethylenyl)cyclopent-1-ene-1-carboxylic acid, an Potent Inactivatorfor the Treatment of Addiction


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.95 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.213 
  • R-Value Work: 0.168 

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Literature

Design and Mechanism of (S)-3-Amino-4-(difluoromethylenyl)cyclopent-1-ene-1-carboxylic Acid, a Highly Potent gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Aminotransferase Inactivator for the Treatment of Addiction.

Juncosa, J.I.Takaya, K.Le, H.V.Moschitto, M.J.Weerawarna, P.M.Mascarenhas, R.Liu, D.Dewey, S.L.Silverman, R.B.

(2018) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140: 2151-2164

  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10965

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Inhibition of GABA aminotransferase (GABA-AT), a pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme that degrades GABA, has been established as a possible s ...

    γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Inhibition of GABA aminotransferase (GABA-AT), a pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme that degrades GABA, has been established as a possible strategy for the treatment of substance abuse. The raised GABA levels that occur as a consequence of this inhibition have been found to antagonize the rapid release of dopamine in the ventral striatum (nucleus accumbens) that follows an acute challenge by an addictive substance. In addition, increased GABA levels are also known to elicit an anticonvulsant effect in patients with epilepsy. We previously designed the mechanism-based inactivator (1S,3S)-3-amino-4-difluoromethylenyl-1-cyclopentanoic acid (2), now called CPP-115, that is 186 times more efficient in inactivating GABA-AT than vigabatrin, the only FDA-approved drug that is an inactivator of GABA-AT. CPP-115 was found to have high therapeutic potential for the treatment of cocaine addiction and for a variety of epilepsies, has successfully completed a Phase I safety clinical trial, and was found to be effective in the treatment of infantile spasms (West syndrome). Herein we report the design, using molecular dynamics simulations, synthesis, and biological evaluation of a new mechanism-based inactivator, (S)-3-amino-4-(difluoromethylenyl)cyclopent-1-ene-1-carboxylic acid (5), which was found to be almost 10 times more efficient as an inactivator of GABA-AT than CPP-115. We also present the unexpected crystal structure of 5 bound to GABA-AT, as well as computational analyses used to assist the structure elucidation process. Furthermore, 5 was found to have favorable pharmacokinetic properties and low off-target activities. In vivo studies in freely moving rats showed that 5 was dramatically superior to CPP-115 in suppressing the release of dopamine in the corpus striatum, which occurs subsequent to either an acute cocaine or nicotine challenge. Compound 5 also attenuated increased metabolic demands (neuronal glucose metabolism) in the hippocampus, a brain region that encodes spatial information concerning the environment in which an animal receives a reinforcing or aversive drug. This multidisciplinary computational design to preclinical efficacy approach should be applicable to the design and improvement of mechanism-based inhibitors of other enzymes whose crystal structures and inactivation mechanisms are known.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery, and Center for Developmental Therapeutics, Northwestern University , Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States.,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Loyola University Chicago , Chicago, Illinois 60660, United States.,Center for Neurosciences, Laboratory for Behavioral and Molecular Neuroimaging, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore-LIJ Health System , Manhasset, New York 11030, United States.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
4-aminobutyrate aminotransferase, mitochondrial
A, B, C, D
462Sus scrofaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ABAT (GABAT)
EC: 2.6.1.19
Find proteins for P80147 (Sus scrofa)
Go to Gene View: ABAT
Go to UniProtKB:  P80147
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACT
Query on ACT

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A, C, D
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
Query on GOL

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

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A, C
FE2/S2 (INORGANIC) CLUSTER
Fe2 S2
NIXDOXVAJZFRNF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
RMT
Query on RMT

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A, B, C, D
(3R,4E)-4-[({3-hydroxy-2-methyl-5-[(phosphonooxy)methyl]pyridin-4-yl}methyl)imino]cyclopent-1-ene-1,3-dicarboxylic acid
C15 H17 N2 O9 P
ZCYQKEUHCZMBPP-IDWSFWJTSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.95 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.213 
  • R-Value Work: 0.168 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 69.633α = 90.00
b = 228.022β = 109.14
c = 70.816γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
Aimlessdata scaling
PHASERphasing
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug AbuseUnited StatesR01 DA030604
National Science Foundation (United States)United StatesNSF NNCI-1542205
Department of Energy (United States)United StatesDE-AC02-06CH11357

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-02-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-02-21
    Type: Database references