6CQX

Crystal Structure of Recombinant Human Acetylcholinesterase Inhibited by VX(+)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.187 
  • R-Value Work: 0.155 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.157 

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Literature

Structural Insights of Stereospecific Inhibition of Human Acetylcholinesterase by VX and Subsequent Reactivation by HI-6.

Bester, S.M.Guelta, M.A.Cheung, J.Winemiller, M.D.Bae, S.Y.Myslinski, J.Pegan, S.D.Height, J.J.

(2018) Chem Res Toxicol 31: 1405-1417

  • DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.8b00294
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Over 50 years ago, the toxicity of irreversible organophosphate inhibitors targeting human acetylcholinesterase (hAChE) was observed to be stereospecific. The therapeutic reversal of hAChE inhibition by reactivators has also been shown to depend on t ...

    Over 50 years ago, the toxicity of irreversible organophosphate inhibitors targeting human acetylcholinesterase (hAChE) was observed to be stereospecific. The therapeutic reversal of hAChE inhibition by reactivators has also been shown to depend on the stereochemistry of the inhibitor. To gain clarity on the mechanism of stereospecific inhibition, the X-ray crystallographic structures of hAChE inhibited by a racemic mixture of VX (P R/S ) and its enantiomers were obtained. Beyond identifying hAChE structural features that lend themselves to stereospecific inhibition, structures of the reactivator HI-6 bound to hAChE inhibited by VX enantiomers of varying toxicity, or in its uninhibited state, were obtained. Comparison of hAChE in these pre-reactivation and post-reactivation states along with enzymatic data reveals the potential influence of unproductive reactivator poses on the efficacy of these types of therapeutics. The recognition of structural features related to hAChE's stereospecificity toward VX shed light on the molecular influences of toxicity and their effect on reactivators. In addition to providing a better understanding of the innate issues with current reactivators, an avenue for improvement of reactivators is envisioned.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, United States Army , Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen , Maryland 21010 , United States.



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
AcetylcholinesteraseA, B542Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ACHE
EC: 3.1.1.7
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Go to UniProtKB:  P22303
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PHAROS  P22303
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  • Reference Sequence
Oligosaccharides
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsChain Length2D Diagram Glycosylation
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose-(1-4)-[alpha-L-fucopyranose-(1-6)]2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
C, D, E
3 N-Glycosylation
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
7PE
Query on 7PE

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A
2-(2-(2-(2-(2-(2-ETHOXYETHOXY)ETHOXY)ETHOXY)ETHOXY)ETHOXY)ETHANOL
C14 H30 O7
UKXKPKBTMYNOFS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
NAG
Query on NAG

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A
2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
C8 H15 N O6
OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-FMDGEEDCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
VX
Query on VX

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A, B
O-ETHYLMETHYLPHOSPHONIC ACID ESTER GROUP
C3 H9 O3 P
UFZOPKFMKMAWLU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.187 
  • R-Value Work: 0.155 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.157 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 104.934α = 90
b = 104.934β = 90
c = 323.903γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2018-12-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-03-27
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 2.0: 2020-07-29
    Type: Remediation
    Reason: Carbohydrate remediation
    Changes: Advisory, Atomic model, Data collection, Derived calculations, Structure summary