Structural insights into the YAP and TEAD complexLi, Z., Zhao, B., Wang, P., Chen, F., Dong, Z., Yang, H., Guan, K.L., Xu, Y.
(2010) Genes Dev 24: 235-240
- PubMed: 20123905
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/gad.1865810
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
The Yes-associated protein (YAP) transcriptional coactivator is a key regulator of organ size and a candidate human oncogene inhibited by the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway. The TEAD family of transcription factors binds directly to and mediates YAP-induced gene expression. Here we report the three-dimensional structure of the YAP (residues 50-171)-TEAD1 (residues 194-411) complex, in which YAP wraps around the globular structure of TEAD1 and forms extensive interactions via three highly conserved interfaces. Interface 3, including YAP residues 86-100, is most critical for complex formation. Our study reveals the biochemical nature of the YAP-TEAD interaction, and provides a basis for pharmacological intervention of YAP-TEAD hyperactivation in human diseases.
School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China.