4BKZ

Crystal structure of unphosphorylated Maternal Embryonic Leucine zipper Kinase (MELK) in complex with a benzodipyrazole inhibitor


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 

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Literature

Structural Insight Into Maternal Embryonic Leucine Zipper Kinase (Melk) Conformation and Inhibition Towards Structure- Based Drug Design.

Canevari, G.Re Depaolini, S.Cucchi, U.Bertrand, J.A.Casale, E.Perrera, C.Forte, B.Carpinelli, P.Felder, E.R.

(2013) Biochemistry 52: 6380

  • DOI: 10.1021/bi4005864
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Maternal embryonic leucine zipper kinase (MELK) is upregulated in several types of tumor, including breast, prostate, and brain tumors. Its expression is generally associated with cell survival, cell proliferation, and resistance to apoptosis. Theref ...

    Maternal embryonic leucine zipper kinase (MELK) is upregulated in several types of tumor, including breast, prostate, and brain tumors. Its expression is generally associated with cell survival, cell proliferation, and resistance to apoptosis. Therefore, the potential of MELK inhibitors as therapeutic agents is recently attracting considerable interest. Here we report the first structures of MELK in complex with AMP-PNP and with nanomolar inhibitors. Our studies shed light on the role of the MELK UBA domain, provide a characterization of the kinase active site, and identify key residues for achieving high potency, laying the groundwork for structure-based drug design efforts.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Nerviano Medical Sciences , Viale Pasteur 10, 20014 Nerviano, Milan, Italy.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
MATERNAL EMBRYONIC LEUCINE ZIPPER KINASE
A
347Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MELK (KIAA0175)
EC: 2.7.11.1
Find proteins for Q14680 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q14680
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
1WS
Query on 1WS

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A
N-(3-aminopropyl)-8-[(3-fluorophenyl)amino]-2,4,5,7-tetrahydropyrazolo[3,4-e]indazole-3-carboxamide
C18 H20 F N7 O
FUQIWUOPEIFERV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
External Ligand Annotations 
IDBinding Affinity (Sequence Identity %)
1WSIC50: 27 nM BINDINGMOAD
1WSIC50: 27 nM PDBBIND
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.240 
  • R-Value Work: 0.199 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 60.440α = 90.00
b = 63.150β = 90.00
c = 95.310γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALAdata scaling
MOSFLMdata reduction
PHASERphasing
REFMACrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-08-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-10-02
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-04-24
    Type: Data collection, Other, Source and taxonomy