Co-Crystal Structure of MDM2 with Inhibitor Compound 49

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.283 
  • R-Value Work: 0.256 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.257 

Starting Model: experimental
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Novel Inhibitors of the MDM2-p53 Interaction Featuring Hydrogen Bond Acceptors as Carboxylic Acid Isosteres.

Gonzalez, A.Z.Li, Z.Beck, H.P.Canon, J.Chen, A.Chow, D.Duquette, J.Eksterowicz, J.Fox, B.M.Fu, J.Huang, X.Houze, J.Jin, L.Li, Y.Ling, Y.Lo, M.C.Long, A.M.McGee, L.R.McIntosh, J.Oliner, J.D.Osgood, T.Rew, Y.Saiki, A.Y.Shaffer, P.Wortman, S.Yakowec, P.Yan, X.Ye, Q.Yu, D.Zhao, X.Zhou, J.Olson, S.H.Sun, D.Medina, J.C.

(2014) J Med Chem 57: 2963-2988

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jm401911v
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4OCC, 4ODE, 4ODF, 4OGN, 4OGT, 4OGV

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    We previously reported the discovery of potent and selective morpholinone and piperidinone inhibitors of the MDM2-p53 interaction. These inhibitors have in common a carboxylic acid moiety that engages in an electrostatic interaction with MDM2-His96. Our continued search for potent and diverse inhibitors led to the discovery of novel replacements for these acids uncovering new interactions with the MDM2 protein. In particular, using pyridine or thiazole as isosteres of the carboxylic acid moiety resulted in very potent analogues. From these, AM-6761 (4) emerged as a potent inhibitor with remarkable biochemical (HTRF IC50 = 0.1 nM) and cellular potency (SJSA-1 EdU IC50 = 16 nM), as well as favorable pharmacokinetic properties. Compound 4 also shows excellent antitumor activity in the SJSA-1 osteosarcoma xenograft model with an ED50 of 11 mg/kg. Optimization efforts toward the discovery of these inhibitors as well as the new interactions observed with the MDM2 protein are described herein.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Departments of Therapeutic Discovery, ‡Pharmaceutics, and §Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism, Amgen Inc. , 1120 Veterans Boulevard, South San Francisco, California 94080, United States.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase Mdm2
A, B, C
95Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MDM2
EC: 6.3.2
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q00987
GTEx:  ENSG00000135679 
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupQ00987
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
Query on 2U7

Download Ideal Coordinates CCD File 
D [auth A],
E [auth B],
F [auth C]
[(2S,5R,6R)-4-[(2S)-1-(tert-butylsulfonyl)butan-2-yl]-6-(3-chlorophenyl)-5-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-oxomorpholin-2-yl]acetic acid
C26 H31 Cl2 N O6 S
Binding Affinity Annotations 
IDSourceBinding Affinity
2U7 BindingDB:  4OGV IC50: 9 (nM) from 1 assay(s)
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 2.20 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.283 
  • R-Value Work: 0.256 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.257 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 56.301α = 90
b = 97.412β = 90
c = 105.129γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
SCALEPACKdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2014-04-02
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-06-18
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2023-09-20
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations, Refinement description