Crystal structure of the first bromodomain of human BRD4 with benzotriazolo-diazepine scaffold

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.06 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.220 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.187 

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Discovery of Benzotriazolo[4,3-d][1,4]diazepines as Orally Active Inhibitors of BET Bromodomains.

Taylor, A.M.Vaswani, R.G.Gehling, V.S.Hewitt, M.C.Leblanc, Y.Audia, J.E.Bellon, S.Cummings, R.T.Cote, A.Harmange, J.C.Jayaram, H.Joshi, S.Lora, J.M.Mertz, J.A.Neiss, A.Pardo, E.Nasveschuk, C.G.Poy, F.Sandy, P.Setser, J.W.Sims, R.J.Tang, Y.Albrecht, B.K.

(2016) ACS Med Chem Lett 7: 145-150

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ml500411h
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4X2I, 4Z1Q, 4Z1S

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Inhibition of the bromodomains of the BET family, of which BRD4 is a member, has been shown to decrease myc and interleukin (IL) 6 in vivo, markers that are of therapeutic relevance to cancer and inflammatory disease, respectively. Herein we report substituted benzo[b]isoxazolo[4,5-d]azepines and benzotriazolo[4,3-d][1,4]diazepines as fragment-derived novel inhibitors of the bromodomain of BRD4. Compounds from these series were potent and selective in cells, and subsequent optimization of microsomal stability yielded representatives that demonstrated dose- and time-dependent reduction of plasma IL-6 in mice.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Constellation Pharmaceuticals , 215 First Street, Suite 200, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, United States.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Bromodomain-containing protein 4
A, B
126Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BRD4HUNK1
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Find proteins for O60885 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  O60885
GTEx:  ENSG00000141867 
Entity Groups  
Sequence Clusters30% Identity50% Identity70% Identity90% Identity95% Identity100% Identity
UniProt GroupO60885
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChains Name / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
Query on 559

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C [auth A],
D [auth B]
C23 H21 Cl N6
Binding Affinity Annotations 
IDSourceBinding Affinity
559 Binding MOAD:  4Z1S IC50: 790 (nM) from 1 assay(s)
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.06 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.220 
  • R-Value Work: 0.185 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.187 
  • Space Group: P 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 30.376α = 82.6
b = 39.508β = 75.43
c = 57.358γ = 90
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HKL-2000data scaling

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  • Version 1.0: 2015-04-08
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-03-30
    Changes: Database references