1Z2B

Tubulin-colchicine-vinblastine: stathmin-like domain complex


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.269 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 

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Literature

Structural basis for the regulation of tubulin by vinblastine.

Gigant, B.Wang, C.Ravelli, R.B.Roussi, F.Steinmetz, M.O.Curmi, P.A.Sobel, A.Knossow, M.

(2005) Nature 435: 519-522

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature03566

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Vinblastine is one of several tubulin-targeting Vinca alkaloids that have been responsible for many chemotherapeutic successes since their introduction in the clinic as antitumour drugs. In contrast with the two other classes of small tubulin-binding ...

    Vinblastine is one of several tubulin-targeting Vinca alkaloids that have been responsible for many chemotherapeutic successes since their introduction in the clinic as antitumour drugs. In contrast with the two other classes of small tubulin-binding molecules (Taxol and colchicine), the binding site of vinblastine is largely unknown and the molecular mechanism of this drug has remained elusive. Here we report the X-ray structure of vinblastine bound to tubulin in a complex with the RB3 protein stathmin-like domain (RB3-SLD). Vinblastine introduces a wedge at the interface of two tubulin molecules and thus interferes with tubulin assembly. Together with electron microscopical and biochemical data, the structure explains vinblastine-induced tubulin self-association into spiral aggregates at the expense of microtubule growth. It also shows that vinblastine and the amino-terminal part of RB3-SLD binding sites share a hydrophobic groove on the alpha-tubulin surface that is located at an intermolecular contact in microtubules. This is an attractive target for drugs designed to perturb microtubule dynamics by interfacial interference, for which tubulin seems ideally suited because of its propensity to self-associate.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratoire d'Enzymologie et Biochimie Structurales, UPR 9063, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, B√Ętiment 34, 1 avenue de la Terrasse, 91198 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Tubulin alpha chain
A, C
448Bos taurusGene Names: TUBA1D
Find proteins for Q2HJ86 (Bos taurus)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q2HJ86
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Tubulin beta chain
B, D
445Bos taurusGene Names: TUBB2B
Find proteins for Q6B856 (Bos taurus)
Go to Gene View: TUBB2B
Go to UniProtKB:  Q6B856
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
RB3 STATHMIN-LIKE DOMAIN 4
E
142Rattus norvegicusGene Names: Stmn4
Find proteins for P63043 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P63043
Small Molecules
Ligands 5 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GDP
Query on GDP

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B, D
GUANOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O11 P2
QGWNDRXFNXRZMB-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GTP
Query on GTP

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A, C
GUANOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O14 P3
XKMLYUALXHKNFT-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A, C
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CN2
Query on CN2

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B, D
2-MERCAPTO-N-[1,2,3,10-TETRAMETHOXY-9-OXO-5,6,7,9-TETRAHYDRO-BENZO[A]HEPTALEN-7-YL]ACETAMIDE
C22 H25 N O6 S
TYDIWMTWTXFWSY-HNNXBMFYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
VLB
Query on VLB

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C
(2ALPHA,2'BETA,3BETA,4ALPHA,5BETA)-VINCALEUKOBLASTINE
VINBLASTINE
C46 H58 N4 O9
JXLYSJRDGCGARV-CFWMRBGOSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
VLBIC50: 1.1 nM (98) BINDINGDB
VLBKi: >100000 nM (99) BINDINGDB
VLBKd: 400 nM PDBBIND
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 4.1 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.269 
  • R-Value Work: 0.209 
  • Space Group: P 65
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 324.852α = 90.00
b = 324.852β = 90.00
c = 54.208γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2005-05-31
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-30
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Advisory, Version format compliance