4ZC6: Crystal Structure Of Human Ggt1 In Complex With Serine Borate

gamma-Glutamyl transpeptidase 1 (GGT1) is a cell surface, N-terminal nucleophile hydrolase that cleaves glutathione and other gamma-glutamyl compounds. GGT1 expression is essential in cysteine homeostasis, and its induction has been implicated in the pathology of asthma, reperfusion injury, and cancer. In this study, we report four new crystal structures of human GGT1 (hGGT1) that show conformational changes within the active site as the enzyme progresses from the free enzyme to inhibitor-bound tetrahedral transition states and finally to the glutamate-bound structure prior to the release of this final product of the reaction. The structure of the apoenzyme shows flexibility within the active site. The serine-borate-bound hGGT1 crystal structure demonstrates that serine-borate occupies the active site of the enzyme, resulting in an enzyme-inhibitor complex that replicates the enzyme's tetrahedral intermediate/transition state. The structure of GGsTop-bound hGGT1 reveals its interactions with the enzyme and why neutral phosphonate diesters are more potent inhibitors than monoanionic phosphonates. These structures are the first structures for any eukaryotic GGT that include a molecule in the active site covalently bound to the catalytic Thr-381. The glutamate-bound structure shows the conformation of the enzyme prior to release of the final product and reveals novel information regarding the displacement of the main chain atoms that form the oxyanion hole and movement of the lid loop region when the active site is occupied. These data provide new insights into the mechanism of hGGT1-catalyzed reactions and will be invaluable in the development of new classes of hGGT1 inhibitors for therapeutic use.
PDB ID: 4ZC6Download
MMDB ID: 129806
PDB Deposition Date: 2015/4/15
Updated in MMDB: 2017/10
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 2.1  Å
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Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 4ZC6: dimeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 4ZC6
Label Count Molecule
Proteins (2 molecules)
Gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase 1 Heavy Chain(Gene symbol: GGT1)
Molecule annotation
Gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase 1 Light Chain(Gene symbol: GGT1)
Molecule annotation
Chemicals (10 molecules)
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