Human transthyretin (TTR) in Apo-form

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.188 
  • R-Value Work: 0.166 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.167 

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Biochemical and structural evaluation of highly selective 2-arylbenzoxazole-based transthyretin amyloidogenesis inhibitors.

Johnson, S.M.Connelly, S.Wilson, I.A.Kelly, J.W.

(2008) J Med Chem 51: 260-270

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jm0708735
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2QGB, 2QGC, 2QGD, 2QGE

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    To develop potent transthyretin (TTR) amyloidogenesis inhibitors that also display high binding selectivity in blood, it proves useful to systematically optimize each of the three substructural elements that comprise a typical inhibitor: the two aryl rings and the linker joining them. In the first study, described herein, structural modifications to one aryl ring were evaluated by screening a library of 2-arylbenzoxazoles bearing thyroid hormone-like aryl substituents on the 2-aryl ring. Several potent and highly selective amyloidogenesis inhibitors were identified that exhibit minimal thyroid hormone nuclear receptor and COX-1 binding. High resolution crystal structures (1.3-1.5 A) of three inhibitors (2f, 4f, and 4d) in complex with TTR were obtained to characterize their binding orientation. Collectively, the results demonstrate that thyroid hormone-like substitution patterns on one aryl ring lead to potent and highly selective TTR amyloidogenesis inhibitors that lack undesirable thyroid hormone receptor or COX-1 binding.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, BCC 265, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
A, B
127Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TTRPALB
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UniProt GroupP02766
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.40 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.188 
  • R-Value Work: 0.166 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.167 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 42.85α = 90
b = 85.398β = 90
c = 64.351γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection
HKL-2000data reduction

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

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