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- Crystal structure of human PNP complexed with guanine
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Ctr Appl Toxinol
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
- Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio Grande Sul
- Purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) catalyzes the phosphorolysis of the N-ribosidic bonds of purine nucleosides and deoxynucleosides. PNP is a target for inhibitor development aiming at T-cell immune response modulation and has been submitted to extensive structure-based drug design. More recently, the 3-D structure of human PNP has been refined to 2.3 Angstrom resolution, which allowed a redefinition of the residues involved in the substrate-binding sites and provided a more reliable model for structure-based design of inhibitors. This work reports crystallographic study of the complex of Human PNP:guanine (HsPNP:Gua) solved at 2.7 Angstrom resolution using synchrotron radiation. Analysis of the structural differences among the HsPNP:Gua complex, PNP apoenzyme, and HsPNP:immucillin-H provides explanation for inhibitor binding, refines the purine-binding site, and can be used for future inhibitor design. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. San Diego: Academic Press Inc. Elsevier B.V., v. 312, n. 3, p. 767-772, 2003.
- Elsevier B.V.
- synchrotron radiation
- drug design
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