4C3R

Structure of dephosphorylated Aurora A (122-403) bound to AMPPCP


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.79 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.306 
  • R-Value Work: 0.221 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.229 

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Literature

Molecular Mechanism of Aurora a Kinase Autophosphorylation and its Allosteric Activation by Tpx2.

Zorba, A.Buosi, V.Kutter, S.Kern, N.Pontiggia, F.Cho, Y.J.Kern, D.

(2014) Elife 3: 02667

  • DOI: 10.7554/eLife.02667
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    4C3P, 4C3R

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • We elucidate the molecular mechanisms of two distinct activation strategies (autophosphorylation and TPX2-mediated activation) in human Aurora A kinase. Classic allosteric activation is in play where either activation loop phosphorylation or TPX2 binding to a conserved hydrophobic groove shifts the equilibrium far towards the active conformation ...

    We elucidate the molecular mechanisms of two distinct activation strategies (autophosphorylation and TPX2-mediated activation) in human Aurora A kinase. Classic allosteric activation is in play where either activation loop phosphorylation or TPX2 binding to a conserved hydrophobic groove shifts the equilibrium far towards the active conformation. We resolve the controversy about the mechanism of autophosphorylation by demonstrating intermolecular autophosphorylation in a long-lived dimer by combining X-ray crystallography with functional assays. We then address the allosteric activation by TPX2 through activity assays and the crystal structure of a domain-swapped dimer of dephosphorylated Aurora A and TPX2(1-25). While autophosphorylation is the key regulatory mechanism in the centrosomes in the early stages of mitosis, allosteric activation by TPX2 of dephosphorylated Aurora A could be at play in the spindle microtubules. The mechanistic insights into autophosphorylation and allosteric activation by TPX2 binding proposed here, may have implications for understanding regulation of other protein kinases.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.02667.001.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Brandeis University, Waltham, United States dkern@brandeis.edu.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
AURORA KINASE AA282Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: AURKAAIKAIRK1ARK1AURAAYK1BTAKIAK1STK15STK6
EC: 2.7.11.1
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Find proteins for O14965 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  O14965
PHAROS:  O14965
GTEx:  ENSG00000087586 
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UniProt GroupO14965
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ACP
Query on ACP

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B [auth A]PHOSPHOMETHYLPHOSPHONIC ACID ADENYLATE ESTER
C11 H18 N5 O12 P3
UFZTZBNSLXELAL-IOSLPCCCSA-N
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.79 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.306 
  • R-Value Work: 0.221 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.229 
  • Space Group: P 61 2 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 83.468α = 90
b = 83.468β = 90
c = 172.63γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
iMOSFLMdata reduction
SCALAdata scaling
MOLREPphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2014-05-28
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2014-06-11
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-05-08
    Changes: Data collection, Experimental preparation, Other