Cavities of alpha(1)-antitrypsin that play structural and functional roles.


Abstract

The native form of inhibitory serine protease inhibitors (serpins) is strained, which is critical for their inhibitory activity. Previous studies on stabilizing mutations of alpha(1)-antitrypsin, a prototype of serpins, indicated that cavities provide a structural basis for the native strain of the molecule. We have systematically mapped the cavities of alpha(1)-antitrypsin that play such structural and functional roles by designing cavity-filling mutations at residues that line the walls of the cavities. Results show that energetically unfavorable cavities are distributed throughout the alpha(1)-antitrypsin molecule, and the cavity-filling mutations stabilized the native conformation at 8 out of 10 target sites. The stabilization effect of the individual cavity-filling mutations of alpha(1)-antitrypsin varied (0.2-1.9 kcal/mol for each additional methylene group) and appeared to depend largely on the structural flexibility of the cavity environment. Cavity-filling mutations that decreased inhibitory activity of alpha(1)-antitrypsin were localized in the loop regions that interact with beta-sheet A distal from the reactive center loop. The results are consistent with the notion that beta-sheet A and the structure around it mobilize when alpha(1)-antitrypsin forms a complex with a target protease. Study holds ProTherm entries: 11578, 11579, 11580, 11581, 11582, 11583, 11584, 11585, 11586, 11587, 11588, 11589, 11590, 11591, 11592, 11593, 11594, 11595, 11596, 11597, 11598, 11599, 11600, 11601, 11602, 11603, 11604, 11605 Extra Details: additive : EDTA(1 mM), alpha1-antitrypsin; cavity-filling mutations; conformational stability;,native strain; molecular packing

Submission Details

ID: bGQQcUSY3

Submitter: Connie Wang

Submission Date: April 24, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Version: 1

Publication Details
Lee C;Maeng JS;Kocher JP;Lee B;Yu MH,Protein Sci. (2001) Cavities of alpha(1)-antitrypsin that play structural and functional roles. PMID:11420446
Additional Information

Structure view and single mutant data analysis

Study data

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Data Distribution

Studies with similar sequences (approximate matches)

Correlation with other assays (exact sequence matches)


Relevant PDB Entries

Structure ID Release Date Resolution Structure Title
3NDD 2010-07-28 1.5 Cleaved antitrypsin with P10 Pro, and P9-P6 Asp
5NBU 2018-03-21 1.67 Crystal structure of native alpha-1-antitrypsin with seven stabilising mutations
5NBV 2018-03-21 1.73 Crystal structure of native alpha-1-antitrypsin with seven stabilising mutations
3NE4 2011-12-14 1.81 1.8 Angstrom structure of intact native wild-type alpha-1-antitrypsin
4PYW 2015-06-10 1.91 1.92 angstrom crystal structure of A1AT:TTAI ternary complex
1QLP 1999-09-27 2.0 2.0 ANGSTROM STRUCTURE OF INTACT ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN: A CANONICAL TEMPLATE FOR ACTIVE SERPINS
2QUG 2008-08-12 2.0 Crystal structure of alpha-1-antitrypsin, crystal form A
1HP7 2001-03-14 2.1 A 2.1 ANGSTROM STRUCTURE OF AN UNCLEAVED ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN SHOWS VARIABILITY OF THE REACTIVE CENTER AND OTHER LOOPS
1IZ2 2003-02-11 2.2 Interactions causing the kinetic trap in serpin protein folding
3DRM 2009-03-31 2.2 2.2 Angstrom Crystal Structure of Thr114Phe Alpha1-Antitrypsin
1OPH 2003-08-05 2.3 NON-COVALENT COMPLEX BETWEEN ALPHA-1-PI-PITTSBURGH AND S195A TRYPSIN
3CWL 2008-09-23 2.44 Crystal structure of alpha-1-antitrypsin, crystal form B
3CWM 2008-09-23 2.51 Crystal structure of alpha-1-antitrypsin complexed with citrate
1EZX 2000-10-25 2.6 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A SERPIN:PROTEASE COMPLEX
1QMB 2000-02-06 2.6 Cleaved alpha-1-antitrypsin polymer
1OO8 2003-08-05 2.65 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A1PI-PITTSBURGH IN THE NATIVE CONFORMATION
1ATU 1997-08-20 2.7 UNCLEAVED ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN
3NDF 2010-07-28 2.7 Cleaved antitrypsin with P8-P6 Asp
1PSI 1996-12-07 2.92 Intact recombined alpha1-antitrypsin mutant PHE 51 to LEU
1D5S 2000-04-02 3.0 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF CLEAVED ANTITRYPSIN POLYMER
7API 1990-10-15 3.0 THE S VARIANT OF HUMAN ALPHA1-ANTITRYPSIN, STRUCTURE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUNCTION AND METABOLISM
9API 1990-10-15 3.0 THE S VARIANT OF HUMAN ALPHA1-ANTITRYPSIN, STRUCTURE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUNCTION AND METABOLISM
8API 1990-10-15 3.1 THE S VARIANT OF HUMAN ALPHA1-ANTITRYPSIN, STRUCTURE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUNCTION AND METABOLISM
3DRU 2009-03-31 3.2 Crystal Structure of Gly117Phe Alpha1-Antitrypsin
2D26 2005-11-29 3.3 Active site distortion is sufficient for proteinase inhibit second crystal structure of covalent serpin-proteinase complex
5IO1 2016-06-08 3.34 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF RECOMBINANT HUMAN Z ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN
1KCT 1997-01-11 3.46 ALPHA1-ANTITRYPSIN
3T1P 2011-08-17 3.9 Crystal structure of an alpha-1-antitrypsin trimer

Relevant UniProtKB Entries

Percent Identity Matching Chains Protein Accession Entry Name
93.1 Alpha-1-antitrypsin O00394 A1AT_CHLAE
92.4 Alpha-1-antitrypsin P01010 A1AT_PAPAN
96.4 Alpha-1-antitrypsin Q5RCW5 A1AT_PONAB
100.0 Alpha-1-antitrypsin P01009 A1AT_HUMAN