3U9Q

Ligand binding domain of PPARgamma complexed with Decanoic Acid and PGC-1a peptide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.52 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.185 

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Literature

Identification and Mechanism of 10-Carbon Fatty Acid as Modulating Ligand of Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptors.

Malapaka, R.R.Khoo, S.Zhang, J.Choi, J.H.Zhou, X.E.Xu, Y.Gong, Y.Li, J.Yong, E.L.Chalmers, M.J.Chang, L.Resau, J.H.Griffin, P.R.Chen, Y.E.Xu, H.E.

(2012) J Biol Chem 287: 183-195

  • DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.294785
  • Structures With Same Primary Citation

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARα, -β/δ, and -γ) are a subfamily of nuclear receptors that plays key roles in glucose and lipid metabolism. PPARγ is the molecular target of the thiazolidinedione class of antidiabetic drugs that has m ...

    Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARα, -β/δ, and -γ) are a subfamily of nuclear receptors that plays key roles in glucose and lipid metabolism. PPARγ is the molecular target of the thiazolidinedione class of antidiabetic drugs that has many side effects. PPARγ is also activated by long chain unsaturated or oxidized/nitrated fatty acids, but its relationship with the medium chain fatty acids remains unclear even though the medium chain triglyceride oils have been used to control weight gain and glycemic index. Here, we show that decanoic acid (DA), a 10-carbon fatty acid and a major component of medium chain triglyceride oils, is a direct ligand of PPARγ. DA binds and partially activates PPARγ without leading to adipogenesis. Crystal structure reveals that DA occupies a novel binding site and only partially stabilizes the AF-2 helix. DA also binds weakly to PPARα and PPARβ/δ. Treatments with DA and its triglyceride form improve glucose sensitivity and lipid profiles without weight gain in diabetic mice. Together, these results suggest that DA is a modulating ligand for PPARs, and the structure can aid in designing better and safer PPARγ-based drugs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Laboratory of Structural Sciences, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA. vmalapaka@rics.bwh.harvard.edu



Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma
A
269Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: NR1C3PPARG
Find proteins for P37231 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  P37231
NIH Common Fund Data Resources
PHAROS  P37231
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
PGC-1a peptide
B
9Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: PPARGC1ALEM6PGC1PGC1APPARGC1
Find proteins for Q9UBK2 (Homo sapiens)
Go to UniProtKB:  Q9UBK2
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PHAROS  Q9UBK2
Protein Feature View
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
DKA
Query on DKA

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A
DECANOIC ACID
C10 H20 O2
GHVNFZFCNZKVNT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
DKAKi :  41700   nM  PDBBind
DKAKi:  41700   nM  Binding MOAD
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.52 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.222 
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.185 
  • Space Group: P 1 21 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 43.726α = 90
b = 54.346β = 107.52
c = 66.809γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data collection
DENZOdata reduction
SCALEPACKdata scaling
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2011-11-09
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2012-01-18
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-08
    Changes: Refinement description