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3cki, resolution 2.30Å ()
Ligands: ,
Gene: ADAM17, CSVP, TACE (Homo sapiens), TIMP3 (Homo sapiens)
Activity: ADAM 17 endopeptidase, with EC number
Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, RCSB, PDBsum
Coordinates: save as pdb, mmCIF, xml


Crystal structure of the TACE-N-TIMP-3 complex

Publication Abstract from PubMed

TIMP-3 (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 3) is unique among the TIMP inhibitors, in that it effectively inhibits the TNF-alpha converting enzyme (TACE). In order to understand this selective capability of inhibition, we crystallized the complex formed by the catalytic domain of recombinant human TACE and the N-terminal domain of TIMP-3 (N-TIMP-3), and determined its molecular structure with X-ray data to 2.3 A resolution. The structure reveals that TIMP-3 exhibits a fold similar to those of TIMP-1 and TIMP-2, and interacts through its functional binding edge, which consists of the N-terminal segment and other loops, with the active-site cleft of TACE in a manner similar to that of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Therefore, the mechanism of TIMP-3 binding toward TACE is not fundamentally different from that previously elucidated for the MMPs. The Phe34 phenyl side chain situated at the tip of the relatively short sA-sB loop of TIMP-3 extends into a unique hydrophobic groove of the TACE surface, and two Leu residues in the adjacent sC-connector and sE-sF loops are tightly packed in the interface allowing favourable interactions, in agreement with predictions obtained by systematic mutations by Gillian Murphy's group. The combination of favourable functional epitopes together with a considerable flexibility renders TIMP-3 an efficient TACE inhibitor. This structure might provide means to design more efficient TIMP inhibitors of TACE.

Structural determinants of the ADAM inhibition by TIMP-3: crystal structure of the TACE-N-TIMP-3 complex., Wisniewska M, Goettig P, Maskos K, Belouski E, Winters D, Hecht R, Black R, Bode W, J Mol Biol. 2008 Sep 19;381(5):1307-19. Epub 2008 Jul 7. PMID:18638486

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


[ADA17_HUMAN] Defects in ADAM17 are a cause of neonatal inflammatory skin and bowel disease (NISBD) [MIM:614328]. NISBD is a disorder characterized by inflammatory features with neonatal onset, involving the skin, hair, and gut. The skin lesions involve perioral and perianal erythema, psoriasiform erythroderma, with flares of erythema, scaling, and widespread pustules. Gastrointestinal symptoms include malabsorptive diarrhea that is exacerbated by intercurrent gastrointestinal infections. The hair is short or broken, and the eyelashes and eyebrows are wiry and disorganized.[1] [TIMP3_HUMAN] Defects in TIMP3 are the cause of Sorsby fundus dystrophy (SFD) [MIM:136900]. SFD is a rare autosomal dominant macular disorder with an age of onset in the fourth decade. It is characterized by loss of central vision from subretinal neovascularization and atrophy of the ocular tissues. Generally, macular disciform degeneration develops in the patients eye within 6 months to 6 years.[2][3][4][5][6]


[ADA17_HUMAN] Cleaves the membrane-bound precursor of TNF-alpha to its mature soluble form. Responsible for the proteolytical release of soluble JAM3 from endothelial cells surface. Responsible for the proteolytic release of several other cell-surface proteins, including p75 TNF-receptor, interleukin 1 receptor type II, p55 TNF-receptor, transforming growth factor-alpha, L-selectin, growth hormone receptor, MUC1 and the amyloid precursor protein. Also involved in the activation of Notch pathway (By similarity).[7][8] [TIMP3_HUMAN] Complexes with metalloproteinases (such as collagenases) and irreversibly inactivates them by binding to their catalytic zinc cofactor. May form part of a tissue-specific acute response to remodeling stimuli. Known to act on MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-7, MMP-9, MMP-13, MMP-14 and MMP-15.

About this Structure

3cki is a 2 chain structure with sequence from Homo sapiens. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.

See Also


  • Wisniewska M, Goettig P, Maskos K, Belouski E, Winters D, Hecht R, Black R, Bode W. Structural determinants of the ADAM inhibition by TIMP-3: crystal structure of the TACE-N-TIMP-3 complex. J Mol Biol. 2008 Sep 19;381(5):1307-19. Epub 2008 Jul 7. PMID:18638486 doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2008.06.088
  1. Blaydon DC, Biancheri P, Di WL, Plagnol V, Cabral RM, Brooke MA, van Heel DA, Ruschendorf F, Toynbee M, Walne A, O'Toole EA, Martin JE, Lindley K, Vulliamy T, Abrams DJ, MacDonald TT, Harper JI, Kelsell DP. Inflammatory skin and bowel disease linked to ADAM17 deletion. N Engl J Med. 2011 Oct 20;365(16):1502-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1100721. PMID:22010916 doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1100721
  2. Weber BH, Vogt G, Pruett RC, Stohr H, Felbor U. Mutations in the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 (TIMP3) in patients with Sorsby's fundus dystrophy. Nat Genet. 1994 Dec;8(4):352-6. PMID:7894485 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng1294-352
  3. Felbor U, Stohr H, Amann T, Schonherr U, Weber BH. A novel Ser156Cys mutation in the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 (TIMP3) in Sorsby's fundus dystrophy with unusual clinical features. Hum Mol Genet. 1995 Dec;4(12):2415-6. PMID:8634721
  4. Jacobson SG, Cideciyan AV, Regunath G, Rodriguez FJ, Vandenburgh K, Sheffield VC, Stone EM. Night blindness in Sorsby's fundus dystrophy reversed by vitamin A. Nat Genet. 1995 Sep;11(1):27-32. PMID:7550309 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng0995-27
  5. Felbor U, Stohr H, Amann T, Schonherr U, Apfelstedt-Sylla E, Weber BH. A second independent Tyr168Cys mutation in the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 (TIMP3) in Sorsby's fundus dystrophy. J Med Genet. 1996 Mar;33(3):233-6. PMID:8728699
  6. Felbor U, Suvanto EA, Forsius HR, Eriksson AW, Weber BH. Autosomal recessive Sorsby fundus dystrophy revisited: molecular evidence for dominant inheritance. Am J Hum Genet. 1997 Jan;60(1):57-62. PMID:8981947
  7. Thathiah A, Blobel CP, Carson DD. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha converting enzyme/ADAM 17 mediates MUC1 shedding. J Biol Chem. 2003 Jan 31;278(5):3386-94. Epub 2002 Nov 18. PMID:12441351 doi:10.1074/jbc.M208326200
  8. Rabquer BJ, Amin MA, Teegala N, Shaheen MK, Tsou PS, Ruth JH, Lesch CA, Imhof BA, Koch AE. Junctional adhesion molecule-C is a soluble mediator of angiogenesis. J Immunol. 2010 Aug 1;185(3):1777-85. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1000556. Epub 2010, Jun 30. PMID:20592283 doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1000556

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