5G4N

Crystal structure of the p53 cancer mutant Y220C in complex with a difluorinated derivative of the small molecule stabilizer Phikan083


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.168 
  • R-Value Work: 0.146 

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Literature

Harnessing Fluorine-Sulfur Contacts and Multipolar Interactions for the Design of P53 Mutant Y220C Rescue Drugs.

Bauer, M.R.Jones, R.N.Baud, M.G.J.Wilcken, R.Boeckler, F.M.Fersht, A.R.Joerger, A.C.Spencer, J.

(2016) Acs Chem.Biol. 11: 2265

  • DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.6b00315
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Many oncogenic mutants of the tumor suppressor p53 are conformationally unstable, including the frequently occurring Y220C mutant. We have previously developed several small-molecule stabilizers of this mutant. One of these molecules, PhiKan083, 1-(9 ...

    Many oncogenic mutants of the tumor suppressor p53 are conformationally unstable, including the frequently occurring Y220C mutant. We have previously developed several small-molecule stabilizers of this mutant. One of these molecules, PhiKan083, 1-(9-ethyl-9H-carbazole-3-yl)-N-methylmethanamine, binds to a mutation-induced surface crevice with a KD = 150 μM, thereby increasing the melting temperature of the protein and slowing its rate of aggregation. Incorporation of fluorine atoms into small molecule ligands can substantially improve binding affinity to their protein targets. We have, therefore, harnessed fluorine-protein interactions to improve the affinity of this ligand. Step-wise introduction of fluorines at the carbazole ethyl anchor, which is deeply buried within the binding site in the Y220C-PhiKan083 complex, led to a 5-fold increase in affinity for a 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl anchor (ligand efficiency of 0.3 kcal mol(-1) atom(-1)). High-resolution crystal structures of the Y220C-ligand complexes combined with quantum chemical calculations revealed favorable interactions of the fluorines with protein backbone carbonyl groups (Leu145 and Trp146) and the sulfur of Cys220 at the mutation site. Affinity gains were, however, only achieved upon trifluorination, despite favorable interactions of the mono- and difluorinated anchors with the binding pocket, indicating a trade-off between energetically favorable protein-fluorine interactions and increased desolvation penalties. Taken together, the optimized carbazole scaffold provides a promising starting point for the development of high-affinity ligands to reactivate the tumor suppressor function of the p53 mutant Y220C in cancer cells.


    Organizational Affiliation

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology , Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QH, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CELLULAR TUMOR ANTIGEN P53
A, B
219Homo sapiensMutation(s): 5 
Gene Names: TP53 (P53)
Find proteins for P04637 (Homo sapiens)
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Go to UniProtKB:  P04637
Small Molecules
Ligands 3 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
ZN
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A, B
ZINC ION
Zn
PTFCDOFLOPIGGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GOL
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B
GLYCEROL
GLYCERIN; PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL
C3 H8 O3
PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
O83
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A, B
1-[9-(2,2-difluoroethyl)-9H-carbazol-3-yl]-N-methylmethanamine
C16 H16 F2 N2
RDPWHUKZFUEICI-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.168 
  • R-Value Work: 0.146 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 65.046α = 90.00
b = 71.139β = 90.00
c = 105.168γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
PHENIXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-06-22
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-09-28
    Type: Database references