Crystal structure of the Bromo domain 1 in human Bromodomain Containing Protein 4 (BRD4)

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.174 
  • R-Value Work: 0.149 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.150 

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Histone recognition and large-scale structural analysis of the human bromodomain family.

Filippakopoulos, P.Picaud, S.Mangos, M.Keates, T.Lambert, J.P.Barsyte-Lovejoy, D.Felletar, I.Volkmer, R.Muller, S.Pawson, T.Gingras, A.C.Arrowsmith, C.H.Knapp, S.

(2012) Cell 149: 214-231

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2012.02.013
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2NXB, 2OO1, 2OSS, 2OUO, 2RFJ, 3D7C, 3DAI, 3DWY, 3GG3, 3HME, 3HMF, 3HMH, 3I3J, 3IU5, 3IU6, 3LXJ, 3MB3, 3MB4, 3MQM, 3NXB, 3P1C, 3P1D, 3Q2E, 3RCW, 3TLP, 3UV2, 3UV4, 3UV5, 3UVD, 3UVW, 3UVX, 3UVY, 3UW9

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Bromodomains (BRDs) are protein interaction modules that specifically recognize ε-N-lysine acetylation motifs, a key event in the reading process of epigenetic marks. The 61 BRDs in the human genome cluster into eight families based on structure/sequence similarity. Here, we present 29 high-resolution crystal structures, covering all BRD families. Comprehensive crossfamily structural analysis identifies conserved and family-specific structural features that are necessary for specific acetylation-dependent substrate recognition. Screening of more than 30 representative BRDs against systematic histone-peptide arrays identifies new BRD substrates and reveals a strong influence of flanking posttranslational modifications, such as acetylation and phosphorylation, suggesting that BRDs recognize combinations of marks rather than singly acetylated sequences. We further uncovered a structural mechanism for the simultaneous binding and recognition of diverse diacetyl-containing peptides by BRD4. These data provide a foundation for structure-based drug design of specific inhibitors for this emerging target family.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus Research Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK. panagis.filippakopoulos@sgc.ox.ac.uk

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Bromodomain-containing protein 4127Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BRD4HUNK1
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Go to UniProtKB:  O60885
PHAROS:  O60885
GTEx:  ENSG00000141867 
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UniProt GroupO60885
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.174 
  • R-Value Work: 0.149 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.150 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 37.418α = 90
b = 44.139β = 90
c = 78.413γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2007-02-20
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-05-01
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2012-04-11
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.4: 2017-10-18
    Changes: Refinement description
  • Version 1.5: 2023-08-30
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Refinement description