The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 
 
 
 
 

X-ray studies of aspartic proteinase-statine inhibitor complexes.

The conformation of a statine-containing renin inhibitor complexed with the aspartic proteinase from the fungus Endothia parasitica (EC 3.4.23.6) has been determined by X-ray diffraction at 2.2-A resolution (R = 0.17). We describe the structure of the complex at high resolution and compare this with a 3.0-A resolution analysis of a bound inhibitor, L-364,099, containing a cyclohexylalanine analogue of statine. The inhibitors bind in extended conformations in the long active-site cleft, and the hydroxyl of the transition-state analogue, statine, interacts strongly with the catalytic aspartates via hydrogen bonds to the essential carboxyl groups. This work provides a detailed structural analysis of the role of statine in peptide inhibitors. It shows conclusively that statine should be considered a dipeptide analogue (occupying P1 to P1') despite lacking the equivalent of a P1' side chain, although other inhibitor residues (especially P2) may compensate by interacting at the unoccupied S1' specificity subsite.[1]

References

  1. X-ray studies of aspartic proteinase-statine inhibitor complexes. Cooper, J.B., Foundling, S.I., Blundell, T.L., Boger, J., Jupp, R.A., Kay, J. Biochemistry (1989) [Pubmed]
 
WikiGenes - Universities