1H, 13C and 15N resonance assignment of backbone and IVL-methyl side chain of the S135A mutant NS3pro/NS2B protein of Dengue II virus reveals unique secondary structure features in solution

Biomol NMR Assign. 2022 Apr;16(1):135-145. doi: 10.1007/s12104-022-10071-w. Epub 2022 Feb 12.


The serotype II Dengue (DENV 2) virus is the most prevalent of all four known serotypes. Herein, we present nearly complete 1H, 15N, and 13C backbone and 1H, 13C isoleucine, valine, and leucine methyl resonance assignment of the apo S135A catalytically inactive variant of the DENV 2 protease enzyme folded as a tandem formed between the serine protease domain NS3pro and the cofactor NS2B, as well as the secondary structure prediction of this complex based on the assigned chemical shifts using the TALOS-N software. Our results provide a solid ground for future elucidation of the structure and dynamic of the apo NS3pro/NS2B complex, key for adequate development of inhibitors, and a thorough molecular understanding of their function(s).

Keywords: Backbone dynamics; Dengue 2 virus; Flavivirus protease; Methyl assignment; NMR chemical shifts assignment; NS3 protease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Dengue Virus* / chemistry
  • Dengue Virus* / metabolism
  • Dengue*
  • Humans
  • Mutant Proteins
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Viral Nonstructural Proteins / chemistry


  • Mutant Proteins
  • Viral Nonstructural Proteins