2GG8: Novel Bacterial Methionine Aminopeptidase Inhibitors

In this article we describe the application of structural biology methods to the discovery of novel potent inhibitors of methionine aminopeptidases. These enzymes are employed by the cells to cleave the N-terminal methionine from nascent peptides and proteins. As this is one of the critical steps in protein maturation, it is very likely that inhibitors of these enzymes may prove useful as novel antibacterial agents. Involvement of crystallography at the very early stages of the inhibitor design process resulted in serendipitous discovery of a new inhibitor class, the pyrazole-diamines. Atomic-resolution structures of several inhibitors bound to the enzyme illuminate a new mode of inhibitor binding.
PDB ID: 2GG8Download
MMDB ID: 39976
PDB Deposition Date: 2006/3/23
Updated in MMDB: 2012/11
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.8  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 2GG8: monomeric; determined by author
Molecular Components in 2GG8
Label Count Molecule
Protein (1 molecule)
Methionine Aminopeptidase(Gene symbol: map)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (4 molecules)
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