PMID: 15451669 , Related PDB ids: 1W50, 1W51
Patel S, Vuillard L, Cleasby A, Murray CW, Yon J
Apo and inhibitor complex structures of BACE (beta-secretase).
J Mol Biol. 2004 Oct 15;343(2):407-16.
Human BACE, also known as beta-secretase, shows promise as a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease. We determined the apo structure of BACE to 1.75 A, and a structure of a hydroxyethylamine inhibitor complex derived by soaking. These show significant active-site movements compared to previously described BACE structures. Additionally, the structures reveal two pockets that could be targeted by structure-based drug design.