4PWF: Crystal Structure Of V30m Mutant Human Transthyretin Complexed With Ferulic Acid Phenethyl Ester

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Abstract
Transthyretin (TTR) is a homotetrameric serum protein associated with amyloidoses such as familial amyloid polyneuropathy and senile systemic amyloidosis. The amyloid fibril formation of TTR can be inhibited through stabilization of the TTR tetramer by the binding of small molecules. In this study, we examined the inhibitory potency of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and its derivatives. Thioflavin T assay showed that CAPE suppressed the amyloid fibril formation of TTR. Comparative analysis of the inhibitory potencies revealed that phenethyl ferulate was the most potent among the CAPE derivatives. The binding of phenethyl ferulate and the selected compounds to TTR were confirmed by the 8-anilino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid displacement and X-ray crystallography. It was also demonstrated that Bio 30, which is a CAPE-rich commercially available New Zealand propolis, inhibited TTR amyloidogenesis and stabilized the TTR tetramer. These results suggested that a propolis may be efficient for preventing TTR amyloidosis.
PDB ID: 4PWFDownload
MMDB ID: 125052
PDB Deposition Date: 2014/3/20
Updated in MMDB: 2014/11
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 1.6  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 4PWF: tetrameric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 4PWF
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (4 molecules)
4
Transthyretin(Gene symbol: TTR)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (2 molecules)
1
2
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