3MXF

Crystal Structure of the first bromodomain of human BRD4 in complex with the inhibitor JQ1


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.184 
  • R-Value Work: 0.150 

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Literature

Selective inhibition of BET bromodomains.

Filippakopoulos, P.Qi, J.Picaud, S.Shen, Y.Smith, W.B.Fedorov, O.Morse, E.M.Keates, T.Hickman, T.T.Felletar, I.Philpott, M.Munro, S.McKeown, M.R.Wang, Y.Christie, A.L.West, N.Cameron, M.J.Schwartz, B.Heightman, T.D.La Thangue, N.French, C.A.Wiest, O.Kung, A.L.Knapp, S.Bradner, J.E.

(2010) Nature 468: 1067-1073

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature09504
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Epigenetic proteins are intently pursued targets in ligand discovery. So far, successful efforts have been limited to chromatin modifying enzymes, or so-called epigenetic 'writers' and 'erasers'. Potent inhibitors of histone binding modules have not ...

    Epigenetic proteins are intently pursued targets in ligand discovery. So far, successful efforts have been limited to chromatin modifying enzymes, or so-called epigenetic 'writers' and 'erasers'. Potent inhibitors of histone binding modules have not yet been described. Here we report a cell-permeable small molecule (JQ1) that binds competitively to acetyl-lysine recognition motifs, or bromodomains. High potency and specificity towards a subset of human bromodomains is explained by co-crystal structures with bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) family member BRD4, revealing excellent shape complementarity with the acetyl-lysine binding cavity. Recurrent translocation of BRD4 is observed in a genetically-defined, incurable subtype of human squamous carcinoma. Competitive binding by JQ1 displaces the BRD4 fusion oncoprotein from chromatin, prompting squamous differentiation and specific antiproliferative effects in BRD4-dependent cell lines and patient-derived xenograft models. These data establish proof-of-concept for targeting protein-protein interactions of epigenetic 'readers', and provide a versatile chemical scaffold for the development of chemical probes more broadly throughout the bromodomain family.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Clinical Medicine, Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7DQ, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Bromodomain-containing protein 4
A
127Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BRD4 (HUNK1)
Find proteins for O60885 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  O60885
Small Molecules
Ligands 4 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
JQ1
Query on JQ1

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A
(6S)-6-(2-tert-butoxy-2-oxoethyl)-4-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,3,9-trimethyl-6,7-dihydrothieno[3,2-f][1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,4]diazepin-10-ium
C23 H26 Cl N4 O2 S
DNVXATUJJDPFDM-KRWDZBQOSA-O
 Ligand Interaction
IOD
Query on IOD

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A
IODIDE ION
I
XMBWDFGMSWQBCA-UHFFFAOYSA-M
 Ligand Interaction
EDO
Query on EDO

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

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A
DIMETHYL SULFOXIDE
C2 H6 O S
IAZDPXIOMUYVGZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
JQ1Kd: 49 nM PDBBIND
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.6 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.184 
  • R-Value Work: 0.150 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 36.800α = 90.00
b = 44.760β = 90.00
c = 78.390γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
CrystalCleardata collection
PHASERphasing
SCALAdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MOSFLMdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2010-10-06
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2012-03-28
    Type: Structure summary