3C4C

B-Raf Kinase in Complex with PLX4720


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.57 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.303 
  • R-Value Work: 0.259 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.261 

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Literature

Discovery of a selective inhibitor of oncogenic B-Raf kinase with potent antimelanoma activity

Tsai, J.Lee, J.T.Wang, W.Zhang, J.Cho, H.Mamo, S.Bremer, R.Gillette, S.Kong, J.Haass, N.K.Sproesser, K.Li, L.Smalley, K.S.Fong, D.Zhu, Y.L.Marimuthu, A.Nguyen, H.Lam, B.Liu, J.Cheung, I.Rice, J.Suzuki, Y.Luu, C.Settachatgul, C.Shellooe, R.Cantwell, J.Kim, S.H.Schlessinger, J.Zhang, K.Y.West, B.L.Powell, B.Habets, G.Zhang, C.Ibrahim, P.N.Hirth, P.Artis, D.R.Herlyn, M.Bollag, G.

(2008) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105: 3041-3046

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0711741105
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    3C4C, 3C4E, 3C4F, 4FK3

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • BRAF(V600E) is the most frequent oncogenic protein kinase mutation known. Furthermore, inhibitors targeting "active" protein kinases have demonstrated significant utility in the therapeutic repertoire against cancer. Therefore, we pursued the develop ...

    BRAF(V600E) is the most frequent oncogenic protein kinase mutation known. Furthermore, inhibitors targeting "active" protein kinases have demonstrated significant utility in the therapeutic repertoire against cancer. Therefore, we pursued the development of specific kinase inhibitors targeting B-Raf, and the V600E allele in particular. By using a structure-guided discovery approach, a potent and selective inhibitor of active B-Raf has been discovered. PLX4720, a 7-azaindole derivative that inhibits B-Raf(V600E) with an IC(50) of 13 nM, defines a class of kinase inhibitor with marked selectivity in both biochemical and cellular assays. PLX4720 preferentially inhibits the active B-Raf(V600E) kinase compared with a broad spectrum of other kinases, and potent cytotoxic effects are also exclusive to cells bearing the V600E allele. Consistent with the high degree of selectivity, ERK phosphorylation is potently inhibited by PLX4720 in B-Raf(V600E)-bearing tumor cell lines but not in cells lacking oncogenic B-Raf. In melanoma models, PLX4720 induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis exclusively in B-Raf(V600E)-positive cells. In B-Raf(V600E)-dependent tumor xenograft models, orally dosed PLX4720 causes significant tumor growth delays, including tumor regressions, without evidence of toxicity. The work described here represents the entire discovery process, from initial identification through structural and biological studies in animal models to a promising therapeutic for testing in cancer patients bearing B-Raf(V600E)-driven tumors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Plexxikon, Inc., 91 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
B-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine-protein kinaseAB280Homo sapiensMutation(s): 14 
Gene Names: BRAFBRAF1RAFB1
EC: 2.7.11.1
Find proteins for P15056 (Homo sapiens)
Explore P15056 
Go to UniProtKB:  P15056
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PHAROS  P15056
Protein Feature View
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
324
Query on 324

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A, B
N-{3-[(5-chloro-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-3-yl)carbonyl]-2,4-difluorophenyl}propane-1-sulfonamide
C17 H14 Cl F2 N3 O3 S
YZDJQTHVDDOVHR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
324Kd:  100   nM  BindingDB
324IC50 :  160   nM  PDBBind
324Ki:  2.5999999046325684   nM  BindingDB
324IC50:  13   nM  BindingDB
324IC50:  220   nM  BindingDB
324IC50:  44   nM  BindingDB
324IC50:  46   nM  BindingDB
324Kd:  330   nM  BindingDB
324IC50:  160   nM  BindingDB
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.57 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.303 
  • R-Value Work: 0.259 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.261 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 51.574α = 90
b = 105.502β = 90
c = 110.15γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
Blu-Icedata collection
MOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
CCP4phasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2008-02-26
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Changes: Version format compliance