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1d2v, resolution 1.75Å ()
Ligands: , , , , , , , ,
Non-Standard Residues:
Activity: Peroxidase, with EC number
Related: 1mhl, 1myp, 1cxp
Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, RCSB, PDBsum
Coordinates: save as pdb, mmCIF, xml



Publication Abstract from PubMed

The x-ray crystal structure of human myeloperoxidase has been extended to 1.8 A resolution, using x-ray data recorded at -180 degrees C (r = 0.197, free r = 0.239). Results confirm that the heme is covalently attached to the protein via two ester linkages between the carboxyl groups of Glu(242) and Asp(94) and modified methyl groups on pyrrole rings A and C of the heme as well as a sulfonium ion linkage between the sulfur atom of Met(243) and the beta-carbon of the vinyl group on pyrrole ring A. In the native enzyme a bound chloride ion has been identified at the amino terminus of the helix containing the proximal His(336). Determination of the x-ray crystal structure of a myeloperoxidase-bromide complex (r = 0.243, free r = 0.296) has shown that this chloride ion can be replaced by bromide. Bromide is also seen to bind, at partial occupancy, in the distal heme cavity, in close proximity to the distal His(95), where it replaces the water molecule hydrogen bonded to Gln(91). The bromide-binding site in the distal cavity appears to be the halide-binding site responsible for shifts in the Soret band of the absorption spectrum of myeloperoxidase. It is proposed that halide binding to this site inhibits the enzyme by effectively competing with H(2)O(2) for access to the distal histidine, whereas in compound I, the same site may be the halide substrate-binding site.

X-ray crystal structure and characterization of halide-binding sites of human myeloperoxidase at 1.8 A resolution., Fiedler TJ, Davey CA, Fenna RE, J Biol Chem. 2000 Apr 21;275(16):11964-71. PMID:10766826

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


[PERM_HUMAN] Defects in MPO are the cause of myeloperoxidase deficiency (MPOD) [MIM:254600]. A disorder characterized by decreased myeloperoxidase activity in neutrophils and monocytes that results in disseminated candidiasis.[1][2][3][4][5]


[PERM_HUMAN] Part of the host defense system of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. It is responsible for microbicidal activity against a wide range of organisms. In the stimulated PMN, MPO catalyzes the production of hypohalous acids, primarily hypochlorous acid in physiologic situations, and other toxic intermediates that greatly enhance PMN microbicidal activity.

About this Structure

1d2v is a 4 chain structure with sequence from Homo sapiens. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.

See Also


  • Fiedler TJ, Davey CA, Fenna RE. X-ray crystal structure and characterization of halide-binding sites of human myeloperoxidase at 1.8 A resolution. J Biol Chem. 2000 Apr 21;275(16):11964-71. PMID:10766826
  • Blasiak LC, Drennan CL. Structural perspective on enzymatic halogenation. Acc Chem Res. 2009 Jan 20;42(1):147-55. PMID:18774824 doi:10.1021/ar800088r
  1. Kizaki M, Miller CW, Selsted ME, Koeffler HP. Myeloperoxidase (MPO) gene mutation in hereditary MPO deficiency. Blood. 1994 Apr 1;83(7):1935-40. PMID:8142659
  2. Nauseef WM, Brigham S, Cogley M. Hereditary myeloperoxidase deficiency due to a missense mutation of arginine 569 to tryptophan. J Biol Chem. 1994 Jan 14;269(2):1212-6. PMID:7904599
  3. Nauseef WM, Cogley M, McCormick S. Effect of the R569W missense mutation on the biosynthesis of myeloperoxidase. J Biol Chem. 1996 Apr 19;271(16):9546-9. PMID:8621627
  4. DeLeo FR, Goedken M, McCormick SJ, Nauseef WM. A novel form of hereditary myeloperoxidase deficiency linked to endoplasmic reticulum/proteasome degradation. J Clin Invest. 1998 Jun 15;101(12):2900-9. PMID:9637725 doi:10.1172/JCI2649
  5. Romano M, Dri P, Dadalt L, Patriarca P, Baralle FE. Biochemical and molecular characterization of hereditary myeloperoxidase deficiency. Blood. 1997 Nov 15;90(10):4126-34. PMID:9354683

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