Structure of a Kunitz-type potato cathepsin D inhibitor

Structure of a Kunitz-type potato cathepsin D inhibitor Potato cathepsin D inhibitor (PDI) is a glycoprotein of 188 amino acids which can inhibit both the aspartic protease cathepsin D and the serine protease trypsin. Here we report the first X-ray structure of PDI at a resolution of 2.1Å showing that PDI adopts a β-trefoil fold, which is typical of the Kunitz-family protease inhibitors, with the inhibitory loops protruding from the core. Possible reactive-site loops including one involving a unique disulphide and another involving a protruding 310 helix are identified and docking studies indicate the mode of action of this unusual bi-functional inhibitor. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Structural Biology Elsevier

Structure of a Kunitz-type potato cathepsin D inhibitor

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc.
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1047-8477
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1095-8657
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10.1016/j.jsb.2015.10.020
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Abstract

Potato cathepsin D inhibitor (PDI) is a glycoprotein of 188 amino acids which can inhibit both the aspartic protease cathepsin D and the serine protease trypsin. Here we report the first X-ray structure of PDI at a resolution of 2.1Å showing that PDI adopts a β-trefoil fold, which is typical of the Kunitz-family protease inhibitors, with the inhibitory loops protruding from the core. Possible reactive-site loops including one involving a unique disulphide and another involving a protruding 310 helix are identified and docking studies indicate the mode of action of this unusual bi-functional inhibitor.

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Journal of Structural BiologyElsevier

Published: Dec 1, 2015

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