PDBe 3lxs

X-ray diffraction
1.5Å resolution

Crystal structure analysis of cruzain bound to vinyl sulfone derived inhibitor (WRR483)


Function and Biology Details

Reaction catalysed:
Broad endopeptidase specificity similar to that of cathepsin L. 
Biochemical function:
Biological process:
Cellular component:
  • not assigned

Structure analysis Details

Assembly composition:
monomeric (preferred)
Entry contents:
1 distinct polypeptide molecule
Cruzipain Chains: A, C
Molecule details ›
Chains: A, C
Length: 215 amino acids
Theoretical weight: 22.72 KDa
Source organism: Trypanosoma cruzi
Expression system: Escherichia coli
  • Canonical: P25779 (Residues: 123-337; Coverage: 48%)
Sequence domains: Papain family cysteine protease
Structure domains: Cysteine proteinases

Ligands and Environments

3 bound ligands:

No modified residues

Experiments and Validation Details

Entry percentile scores
X-ray source: SSRL BEAMLINE BL9-1
Spacegroup: C2
Unit cell:
a: 134.35Å b: 38.15Å c: 95.16Å
α: 90° β: 114.36° γ: 90°
R R work R free
0.124 0.122 0.158
Expression system: Escherichia coli