6QMS

NF-YB/C Heterodimer in Complex with NF-YA-derived Peptide Stabilized with C11-Hydrocarbon Linker


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.204 

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Literature

Constrained Peptides with Fine-Tuned Flexibility Inhibit NF-Y Transcription Factor Assembly.

Jeganathan, S.Wendt, M.Kiehstaller, S.Brancaccio, D.Kuepper, A.Pospiech, N.Carotenuto, A.Novellino, E.Hennig, S.Grossmann, T.N.

(2019) Angew.Chem.Int.Ed.Engl. 58: 17351-17358

  • DOI: 10.1002/anie.201907901
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Protein complex formation highly depends on the interplay between preorganization and flexibility of involved binding epitopes. The design of epitope mimetics mainly focuses on the stabilization of a particular bioactive conformation often not consid ...

    Protein complex formation highly depends on the interplay between preorganization and flexibility of involved binding epitopes. The design of epitope mimetics mainly focuses on the stabilization of a particular bioactive conformation often not considering the conformational dynamics. This limits the potential of peptidomimetics in particular when aiming for challenging targets such as transcription factors. Here, we report the first peptide-derived inhibitor of the NF-Y transcription factor by first constraining the conformation of an epitope using the hydrocarbon stapling approach and then fine-tuning its flexibility. In the initial set of constrained peptides, we observed a severe effect of a single non-interacting α-methyl group on complex stability. The combination of X-ray and NMR structures as well as isothermal titration calorimetry and CD spectroscopy reveal how this methyl group affects the conformation of the peptide in its bound state. Adaption of the methylation pattern results in a peptide which inhibits transcription factor assembly and its subsequent recruitment to the target DNA. These results highlight the importance of residual conformational freedom when constraining protein fragments in their bioactive conformation.


    Organizational Affiliation

    CGC Dortmund, GERMANY.,University of Naples "Federico II", ITALY.,VU University Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS.,University of Naples Federico II, ITALY.,VU Universtity Amsterdam, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, De Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HZ, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nuclear transcription factor Y subunit beta
B
95Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NFYB (HAP3)
Find proteins for P25208 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: NFYB
Go to UniProtKB:  P25208
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nuclear transcription factor Y subunit gamma
C
96Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NFYC
Find proteins for Q13952 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: NFYC
Go to UniProtKB:  Q13952
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Nuclear transcription factor Y subunit alpha
A
21Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NFYA
Find proteins for P23511 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: NFYA
Go to UniProtKB:  P23511
Small Molecules
Modified Residues  4 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
NH2
Query on NH2
A
NON-POLYMERH2 N

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J7H
Query on J7H
A
D-peptide linkingC8 H17 N O2

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MKD
Query on MKD
A
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC9 H19 N O2

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ACE
Query on ACE
A
NON-POLYMERC2 H4 O

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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.8 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.204 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 48.950α = 90.00
b = 49.760β = 90.00
c = 74.500γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XDSdata reduction
XDSdata scaling
PHASERphasing
PHENIXrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
European Research CouncilBelgium678623

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2019-10-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-10-30
    Type: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-11-27
    Type: Database references