4MID

Crystal Structure of Activin A/BMP2 chimera


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.139 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.219 

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Literature

An Activin A/BMP2 Chimera, AB204, Displays Bone-Healing Properties Superior to Those of BMP2.

Yoon, B.H.Esquivies, L.Ahn, C.Gray, P.C.Ye, S.K.Kwiatkowski, W.Choe, S.

(2014) J.Bone Miner.Res. 29: 1950-1959

  • DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2238

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Recombinant bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP2) has been used clinically to treat bone fractures in human patients. However, the high doses of rhBMP2 required for a therapeutic response can cause undesirable side effects. Here, we demonstrate that ...

    Recombinant bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP2) has been used clinically to treat bone fractures in human patients. However, the high doses of rhBMP2 required for a therapeutic response can cause undesirable side effects. Here, we demonstrate that a novel Activin A/BMP2 (AB2) chimera, AB204, promotes osteogenesis and bone healing much more potently and effectively than rhBMP2. Remarkably, 1 month of AB204 treatment completely heals tibial and calvarial defects of critical size in mice at a concentration 10-fold lower than a dose of rhBMP2 that only partially heals the defect. We determine the structure of AB204 to 2.3 Å that reveals a distinct BMP2-like fold in which the Activin A sequence segments confer insensitivity to the BMP2 antagonist Noggin and an affinity for the Activin/BMP type II receptor ActRII that is 100-fold greater than that of BMP2. The structure also led to our identification of a single Activin A-derived amino acid residue, which, when mutated to the corresponding BMP2 residue, resulted in a significant increase in the affinity of AB204 for its type I receptor BMPRIa and a further enhancement in AB204's osteogenic potency. Together, these findings demonstrate that rationally designed AB2 chimeras can provide BMP2 substitutes with enhanced potency for treating non-union bone fractures.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Protein Engineering Laboratory, Joint Center for Biosciences at Songdo Global University Campus, Incheon, Republic of Korea; Department of Pharmacology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
AB204 Activin A/BMP2 chimera
A
115Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BMP2 (BMP2A), INHBA
Find proteins for P12643 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: BMP2
Go to UniProtKB:  P12643
Find proteins for P08476 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: INHBA
Go to UniProtKB:  P08476
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.139 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.219 
  • Space Group: P 31 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 32.615α = 90.00
b = 32.615β = 90.00
c = 147.358γ = 120.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
BALBESphasing
XDSdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
PHENIXrefinement

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2013-08-30 
  • Released Date: 2014-05-07 
  • Deposition Author(s): Esquivies, L.

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-05-07
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-09-03
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2017-11-15
    Type: Refinement description