2W5A

Human Nek2 kinase ADP-bound


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.55 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.190 
  • R-Value Work: 0.172 

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Literature

Insights Into the Conformational Variability and Regulation of Human Nek2 Kinase.

Westwood, I.Cheary, D.M.Baxter, J.E.Richards, M.W.Van Montfort, R.L.Fry, A.M.Bayliss, R.

(2009) J.Mol.Biol. 386: 476

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.12.033
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The Nek family of serine/threonine kinases regulates centrosome and cilia function; in addition, several of its members are potential targets for drug discovery. Nek2 is dimeric, is cell cycle regulated and functions in the separation of centrosomes ...

    The Nek family of serine/threonine kinases regulates centrosome and cilia function; in addition, several of its members are potential targets for drug discovery. Nek2 is dimeric, is cell cycle regulated and functions in the separation of centrosomes at G2/M. Here, we report the crystal structures of wild-type human Nek2 kinase domain bound to ADP at 1.55-A resolution and T175A mutant in apo form as well as that bound to a non-hydrolyzable ATP analog. These show that regions of the Nek2 structure around the nucleotide-binding site can adopt several different but well-defined conformations. None of the conformations was the same as that observed for the previously reported inhibitor-bound structure, and the two nucleotides stabilized two conformations. The structures suggest mechanisms for the auto-inhibition of Nek2 that we have tested by mutagenesis. Comparison of the structures with Aurora-A and Cdk2 gives insight into the structural mechanism of Nek2 activation. The production of specific inhibitors that target individual kinases of the human genome is an urgent challenge in drug discovery, and Nek2 is especially promising as a cancer target. We not only identify potential challenges to the task of producing Nek2 inhibitors but also propose that the conformational variability provides an opportunity for the design of Nek2 selective inhibitors because one of the conformations may provide a unique target.


    Organizational Affiliation

    The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
SERINE/THREONINE-PROTEIN KINASE NEK2
A
279Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NEK2 (NEK2A, NLK1)
EC: 2.7.11.1
Find proteins for P51955 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: NEK2
Go to UniProtKB:  P51955
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ADP
Query on ADP

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A
ADENOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O10 P2
XTWYTFMLZFPYCI-KQYNXXCUSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
Query on EDO

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A
1,2-ETHANEDIOL
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
C2 H6 O2
LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.55 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.190 
  • R-Value Work: 0.172 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 99.467α = 90.00
b = 57.103β = 132.99
c = 80.213γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-12-23
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-07
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance