2WH6

Crystal structure of anti-apoptotic BHRF1 in complex with the Bim BH3 domain


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.205 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.199 

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Literature

Structural basis for apoptosis inhibition by Epstein-Barr virus BHRF1.

Kvansakul, M.Wei, A.H.Fletcher, J.I.Willis, S.N.Chen, L.Roberts, A.W.Huang, D.C.Colman, P.M.

(2010) PLoS Pathog 6: e1001236-e1001236

  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001236
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    2WH6, 2XPX, 2V6Q

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with human malignancies, especially those affecting the B cell compartment such as Burkitt lymphoma. The virally encoded homolog of the mammalian pro-survival protein Bcl-2, BHRF1 contributes to viral infectivity and lymphomagenesis ...

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with human malignancies, especially those affecting the B cell compartment such as Burkitt lymphoma. The virally encoded homolog of the mammalian pro-survival protein Bcl-2, BHRF1 contributes to viral infectivity and lymphomagenesis. In addition to the pro-apoptotic BH3-only protein Bim, its key target in lymphoid cells, BHRF1 also binds a selective sub-set of pro-apoptotic proteins (Bid, Puma, Bak) expressed by host cells. A consequence of BHRF1 expression is marked resistance to a range of cytotoxic agents and in particular, we show that its expression renders a mouse model of Burkitt lymphoma untreatable. As current small organic antagonists of Bcl-2 do not target BHRF1, the structures of it in complex with Bim or Bak shown here will be useful to guide efforts to target BHRF1 in EBV-associated malignancies, which are usually associated with poor clinical outcomes.


    Organizational Affiliation

    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
EARLY ANTIGEN PROTEIN RA173Epstein-barr virus strain ag876Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BHRF1
Find proteins for P0C6Z1 (Epstein-Barr virus (strain AG876))
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
BCL-2-LIKE PROTEIN 11B26Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BCL2L11BIM
Find proteins for O43521 (Homo sapiens)
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PHAROS:  O43521
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.205 
  • R-Value Work: 0.198 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.199 
  • Space Group: P 32 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 62.747α = 90
b = 62.747β = 90
c = 92.383γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2010-05-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Advisory, Refinement description, Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2018-03-28
    Changes: Advisory, Database references, Source and taxonomy