4HRM

Structural Basis for Eliciting a Cytotoxic Effect in HER2-Overexpressing Cancer Cells via Binding to the Extracellular Domain of HER2


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.339 
  • R-Value Work: 0.314 

wwPDB Validation 3D Report Full Report


This is version 1.1 of the entry. See complete history

Literature

Structural Basis for Eliciting a Cytotoxic Effect in HER2-Overexpressing Cancer Cells via Binding to the Extracellular Domain of HER2.

Jost, C.Schilling, J.Tamaskovic, R.Schwill, M.Honegger, A.Plueckthun, A.

(2013) Structure 21: 1-13

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2013.08.020
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) is a receptor tyrosine kinase directly linked to the growth of malignancies from various origins and a validated target for monoclonal antibodies and kinase inhibitors. Utilizing a new approach with des ...

    Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) is a receptor tyrosine kinase directly linked to the growth of malignancies from various origins and a validated target for monoclonal antibodies and kinase inhibitors. Utilizing a new approach with designed ankyrin repeat proteins (DARPins) as alternative binders, we show that binding of two DARPins connected by a short linker, one targeting extracellular subdomain I and the other subdomain IV, causes much stronger cytotoxic effects on the HER2-addicted breast cancer cell line BT474, surpassing the therapeutic antibody trastuzumab. We determined crystal structures of these DARPins in complex with the respective subdomains. Detailed models of the full-length receptor, constrained by its rigid domain structures and its membrane anchoring, explain how the bispecific DARPins connect two membrane-bound HER2 molecules, distorting them such that they cannot form signaling-competent dimers with any EGFR family member, preventing any kinase dimerization, and thus leading to a complete loss of signaling.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Zürich, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland.




Macromolecules

Find similar proteins by: Sequence  |  Structure

Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Domain I of receptor tyrosine-protein kinase erbB-2
C, A
198Homo sapiensMutation(s): 3 
Gene Names: ERBB2 (HER2, MLN19, NEU, NGL)
EC: 2.7.10.1
Find proteins for P04626 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: ERBB2
Go to UniProtKB:  P04626
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Designed Ankyrin Repeat Protein 9_26
B, D
172N/AMutation(s): 0 
Protein Feature View is not available: No corresponding UniProt sequence found.
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.339 
  • R-Value Work: 0.314 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 138.500α = 90.00
b = 60.700β = 118.90
c = 107.200γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
XSCALEdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

View Full Validation Report or Ramachandran Plots



Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2013-10-16
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2013-10-30
    Type: Structure summary