2C3L

Identification of a buried pocket for potent and selective inhibition of Chk1: prediction and verification


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.279 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.189 

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Literature

Identification of a Buried Pocket for Potent and Selective Inhibition of Chk1: Prediction and Verification.

Foloppe, N.Fisher, L.M.Francis, G.Howes, R.Kierstan, P.Potter, A.

(2006) Bioorg Med Chem 14: 1792

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2005.10.022
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2C3L, 2C3K, 2C3J

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Inhibition of the Chk1 kinase by small molecules binding to its active site is a strategy of great therapeutic interest for oncology. We report how computational modelling predicted the binding mode of ligands of special interest to the Chk1 ATP site, for representatives of an indazole series and debromohymenialdisine ...

    Inhibition of the Chk1 kinase by small molecules binding to its active site is a strategy of great therapeutic interest for oncology. We report how computational modelling predicted the binding mode of ligands of special interest to the Chk1 ATP site, for representatives of an indazole series and debromohymenialdisine. These binding modes were subsequently confirmed by X-ray crystallography. The binding mode of a potent indazole derivative involves non-conventional C-H...O and N-H...pi-aromatic interactions with the protein. These interactions are formed in a buried pocket at the periphery of the ATP-binding site, the importance of which has previously been overlooked for ligand design against Chk1. It is demonstrated that filling this pocket can confer ligands with dramatically enhanced affinity for Chk1. Structural arguments in conjunction with assay data explain why targeting this pocket is also advantageous for selective binding to Chk1. Structural overlays of known inhibitors complexed with Chk1 show that only the indazole series utilizes the pocket of interest. Therefore, the analysis presented here should prove helpful in guiding future structure-based ligand design efforts against Chk1.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Vernalis (R&D) Ltd, Granta Park, Abington, Cambridge CB1 6GB, UK. nfoloppe@vernalis.com



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
SERINE/THREONINE-PROTEIN KINASE CHK1A297Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: CHEK1CHK1
EC: 2.7.1.37 (PDB Primary Data), 2.7.11.1 (UniProt)
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Go to UniProtKB:  O14757
PHAROS:  O14757
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
IDZ
Query on IDZ

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B [auth A]3-(1H-BENZIMIDAZOL-2-YL)-1H-INDAZOLE
C14 H10 N4
JTKFRFMSUBOCIQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
SO4
Query on SO4

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C [auth A]SULFATE ION
O4 S
QAOWNCQODCNURD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
IDZKi :  8580   nM  PDBBind
IDZKi:  8580   nM  BindingDB
IDZIC50:  6296   nM  BindingDB
IDZKi:  8580   nM  Binding MOAD
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.279 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.189 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 44.98α = 90
b = 65.862β = 94.63
c = 58.086γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
d*TREKdata reduction
d*TREKdata scaling
AMoREphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2005-11-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-07
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-07-12
    Changes: Data collection