Development of selective RabGGTase inhibitors and crystal structure of a RabGGTase-inhibitor complex.

Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Physiologie, Abt. Physikalische Biochemie, Otto-Hahn-Strasse 11, 44227 Dortmund, Germany.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Impact Factor: 11.34). 02/2008; 47(20):3747-50. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200705795
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ABSTRACT Ende des Transfers: Ausgehend von der Struktur von Pepticinnamin E wurden Inhibitoren der Rab-Geranylgeranyltransferase (RabGGTase) mit zellulärer Aktivität entwickelt. Die erste Kristallstruktur des Enzyms im Komplex mit einem Inhibitor wird vorgestellt (siehe die Struktur des Inhibitors und seine Positionierung im aktiven Zentrum des Enzyms). Die Ergebnisse sind wichtig für chemisch-biologische Studien zur Prenylierung und zum vesikulären Transport und zur Beteiligung von RabGGTase an der Entstehung von Krankheiten.

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