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The crystal structures of glutathione S-transferases isozymes 1-3 and 1-4 from Anopheles dirus species B

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are dimeric proteins that play an important role in cellular detoxification. Four GSTs from the mosquito Anopheles dirus species B (Ad), an important malaria vector in South East Asia, are produced by alternate splicing of a single transcription product and were previously shown to have detoxifying activity towards pesticides such as DDT. We have determined the crystal structures for two of these alternatively spliced proteins, AdGST1-3 (complexed with glutathione) and AdGST1-4 (apo form), at 1.75 and 2.45 �� resolution, respectively. These GST isozymes show differences from the related GST from the Australian sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina; in particular, the presence of a C-terminal helix forming part of the active site. This helix causes the active site of the Anopheles GSTs to be enclosed. The glutathione-binding helix ��2 and flanking residues are disordered in the AdGST1-4 (apo) structure, yet ordered in the AdGST1-3 (GSH-bound) structure, suggesting that insect GSTs operate with an induced fit mechanism similar to that found in the plant phi- and human pi-class GSTs. Despite the high overall sequence identities, the active site residues of AdGST1-4 and AdGST1-3 have different conformations.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Oakley, A. J., Harnnoi, T., Udomsinprasert, R., Jirajaroenrat, K., Ketterman, A. J., & Wilce, M. C. J. (2001). The crystal structures of glutathione S-transferases isozymes 1-3 and 1-4 from Anopheles dirus species B. Protein Science, 10(11), 2176-2185. doi:10.1110/ps.ps.21201

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0034778978

Start Page


  • 2176

End Page


  • 2185

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are dimeric proteins that play an important role in cellular detoxification. Four GSTs from the mosquito Anopheles dirus species B (Ad), an important malaria vector in South East Asia, are produced by alternate splicing of a single transcription product and were previously shown to have detoxifying activity towards pesticides such as DDT. We have determined the crystal structures for two of these alternatively spliced proteins, AdGST1-3 (complexed with glutathione) and AdGST1-4 (apo form), at 1.75 and 2.45 �� resolution, respectively. These GST isozymes show differences from the related GST from the Australian sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina; in particular, the presence of a C-terminal helix forming part of the active site. This helix causes the active site of the Anopheles GSTs to be enclosed. The glutathione-binding helix ��2 and flanking residues are disordered in the AdGST1-4 (apo) structure, yet ordered in the AdGST1-3 (GSH-bound) structure, suggesting that insect GSTs operate with an induced fit mechanism similar to that found in the plant phi- and human pi-class GSTs. Despite the high overall sequence identities, the active site residues of AdGST1-4 and AdGST1-3 have different conformations.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Oakley, A. J., Harnnoi, T., Udomsinprasert, R., Jirajaroenrat, K., Ketterman, A. J., & Wilce, M. C. J. (2001). The crystal structures of glutathione S-transferases isozymes 1-3 and 1-4 from Anopheles dirus species B. Protein Science, 10(11), 2176-2185. doi:10.1110/ps.ps.21201

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0034778978

Start Page


  • 2176

End Page


  • 2185

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication