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The refined 2.3 A crystal structure of human leukocyte elastase in a complex with a valine chloromethyl ketone inhibitor.


PMID 3391280

Abstract

The stoichiometric complex formed between human leukocyte elastase and a synthetic MeO-Suc-Ala-Ala-Pro-Val chloromethyl ketone inhibitor was co-crystallized and its X-ray structure determined, using Patterson search methods. Its structure has been crystallographically refined to a final R value of 0.145 (8.0 and 2.3 A). The enzyme structure is very similar to that recently observed in a complex formed with the ovomucoid third domain from turkey [(1986) EMBO J. 5,2453-2458]. The rms deviation of all alpha-carbon atoms is 0.32 A. The peptidic inhibitor is bound in a similar overall conformation as the ovomucoid binding segment. Covalent bonds are formed between Val-P1 of the inhibitor and His-57 NE2 and Ser-195 OG of the enzyme. The carbonyl carbon is tetrahedrally deformed to a hemiketal. The valine side chain is arranged in the S1 pocket in the g-conformation.

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N-(Methoxysuccinyl)-Ala-Ala-Pro-Val-chloromethyl ketone, elastase inhibitor
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