3KJ2

Mcl-1 in complex with Bim BH3 mutant F4aE


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.351 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 

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Literature

Mcl-1-Bim complexes accommodate surprising point mutations via minor structural changes.

Fire, E.Gulla, S.V.Grant, R.A.Keating, A.E.

(2010) Protein Sci. 19: 507-519

  • DOI: 10.1002/pro.329
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Mcl-1 is an antiapoptotic Bcl-2-family protein that protects cells against death. Structures of Mcl-1, and of other anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins, reveal a surface groove into which the alpha-helical BH3 regions of certain proapoptotic proteins can b ...

    Mcl-1 is an antiapoptotic Bcl-2-family protein that protects cells against death. Structures of Mcl-1, and of other anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins, reveal a surface groove into which the alpha-helical BH3 regions of certain proapoptotic proteins can bind. Despite high overall structural conservation, differences in this groove afford binding specificity that is important for the mechanism of Bcl-2 family function. We report the crystal structure of human Mcl-1 bound to a BH3 peptide derived from human Bim and the structures for three complexes that accommodate large physicochemical changes at conserved Bim sites. The mutations had surprisingly modest effects on complex stability, and the structures show that Mcl-1 can undergo small changes to accommodate the mutant ligands. For example, a shift in a leucine side chain fills a hole left by an isoleucine-to-alanine mutation at the first hydrophobic buried position of Bim BH3. Larger changes are also observed, with shifting of helix alpha3 accommodating an isoleucine-to-tyrosine mutation at this same position. We surveyed the variation in available Mcl-1 and Bcl-x(L) structures and observed moderate flexibility that is likely critical for facilitating interactions of diverse BH3-only proteins with Mcl-1. With the antiapoptotic Bcl-2 family members attracting significant attention as therapeutic targets, these structures contribute to our growing understanding of how specificity is achieved and can help to guide the design of novel inhibitors that target Mcl-1.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Induced myeloid leukemia cell differentiation protein Mcl-1
A
158Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCL1 (BCL2L3)
Find proteins for Q07820 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: MCL1
Go to UniProtKB:  Q07820
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Bcl-2-like protein 11
B
22Homo sapiensMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: BCL2L11 (BIM)
Find proteins for O43521 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: BCL2L11
Go to UniProtKB:  O43521
Small Molecules
Ligands 2 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
Query on ZN

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A, B
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ACT
Query on ACT

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A
ACETATE ION
C2 H3 O2
QTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.351 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.208 
  • Space Group: I 2 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 51.456α = 90.00
b = 71.487β = 90.00
c = 119.435γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
PHENIXrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data collection
SCALEPACKdata scaling

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-02-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-01
    Type: Refinement description