1Z76: Crystal Structure Of An Acidic Phospholipase A2 (Btha-I) From Bothrops Jararacussu Venom Complexed With P- Bromophenacyl Bromide

The crystal structure of an acidic phospholipase A(2) isolated from Bothrops jararacussu venom (BthA-I) chemically modified with p-bromophenacyl bromide (BPB) has been determined at 1.85 Angstroms resolution. The catalytic, platelet-aggregation inhibition, anticoagulant and hypotensive activities of BthA-I are abolished by ligand binding. Electron-density maps permitted unambiguous identification of inhibitor covalently bound to His48 in the substrate-binding cleft. The BthA-I-BPB complex contains three structural regions that are modified after inhibitor binding: the Ca(2+)-binding loop, beta-wing and C-terminal regions. Comparison of BthA-I-BPB with two other BPB-inhibited PLA(2) structures suggests that in the absence of Na(+) ions at the Ca(2+)-binding loop, this loop and other regions of the PLA(2)s undergo structural changes. The BthA-I-BPB structure reveals a novel oligomeric conformation. This conformation is more energetically and conformationally stable than the native structure and the abolition of pharmacological activities by the ligand may be related to the oligomeric structural changes. A residue of the ;pancreatic' loop (Lys69), which is usually attributed as providing the anticoagulant effect, is in the dimeric interface of BthA-I-BPB, leading to a new hypothesis regarding the abolition of this activity by BPB.
PDB ID: 1Z76Download
MMDB ID: 37910
PDB Deposition Date: 2005/3/24
Updated in MMDB: 2007/10
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.85  Å
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Biological Unit for 1Z76: dimeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 1Z76
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (2 molecules)
Phospholipase A2
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Chemicals (2 molecules)
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