4J8N

Aurora A Kinase Apo


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.135 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.184 

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Literature

Drugging MYCN through an Allosteric Transition in Aurora Kinase A.

Gustafson, W.C.Meyerowitz, J.G.Nekritz, E.A.Chen, J.Benes, C.Charron, E.Simonds, E.F.Seeger, R.Matthay, K.K.Hertz, N.T.Eilers, M.Shokat, K.M.Weiss, W.A.

(2014) Cancer Cell 26: 414-427

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2014.07.015
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • MYC proteins are major drivers of cancer yet are considered undruggable because their DNA binding domains are composed of two extended alpha helices with no apparent surfaces for small-molecule binding. Proteolytic degradation of MYCN protein is regu ...

    MYC proteins are major drivers of cancer yet are considered undruggable because their DNA binding domains are composed of two extended alpha helices with no apparent surfaces for small-molecule binding. Proteolytic degradation of MYCN protein is regulated in part by a kinase-independent function of Aurora A. We describe a class of inhibitors that disrupts the native conformation of Aurora A and drives the degradation of MYCN protein across MYCN-driven cancers. Comparison of cocrystal structures with structure-activity relationships across multiple inhibitors and chemotypes, coupled with mechanistic studies and biochemical assays, delineates an Aurora A conformation-specific effect on proteolytic degradation of MYCN, rather than simple nanomolar-level inhibition of Aurora A kinase activity.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.,Department of Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA. Electronic address: waweiss@gmail.com.,Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.,Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.,Department of Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.,Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.,Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02114, USA.,Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.,Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Mailstop #57, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA.,Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.,Theodor Boveri Institute, Biocenter, University of Wurzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 W├╝rzburg, Germany.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Aurora kinase A
A, B, C, D
279Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: AURKA (AIK, AIRK1, ARK1, AURA, AYK1, BTAK, IAK1, STK15, STK6)
EC: 2.7.11.1
Find proteins for O14965 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: AURKA
Go to UniProtKB:  O14965
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.135 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.234 
  • R-Value Work: 0.184 
  • Space Group: P 31
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 83.783α = 90.00
b = 83.783β = 90.00
c = 171.777γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
PHENIXrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-09-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-09-24
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-15
    Type: Refinement description