5UUM

Human Mcl-1 in complex with a Bfl-1-specific selected peptide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.220 

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Literature

Epistatic mutations in PUMA BH3 drive an alternate binding mode to potently and selectively inhibit anti-apoptotic Bfl-1.

Jenson, J.M.Ryan, J.A.Grant, R.A.Letai, A.Keating, A.E.

(2017) Elife 6

  • DOI: 10.7554/eLife.25541
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    5UUM, 5UUP, 5UUL, 5UUK

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Overexpression of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins contributes to cancer progression and confers resistance to chemotherapy. Small molecules that target Bcl-2 are used in the clinic to treat leukemia, but tight and selective inhibitors are not available for Bcl-2 paralog Bfl-1 ...

    Overexpression of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins contributes to cancer progression and confers resistance to chemotherapy. Small molecules that target Bcl-2 are used in the clinic to treat leukemia, but tight and selective inhibitors are not available for Bcl-2 paralog Bfl-1. Guided by computational analysis, we designed variants of the native BH3 motif PUMA that are > 150-fold selective for Bfl-1 binding. The designed peptides potently trigger disruption of the mitochondrial outer membrane in cells dependent on Bfl-1, but not in cells dependent on other anti-apoptotic homologs. High-resolution crystal structures show that designed peptide FS2 binds Bfl-1 in a shifted geometry, relative to PUMA and other binding partners, due to a set of epistatic mutations. FS2 modified with an electrophile reacts with a cysteine near the peptide-binding groove to augment specificity. Designed Bfl-1 binders provide reagents for cellular profiling and leads for developing enhanced and cell-permeable peptide or small-molecule inhibitors.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biology, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Induced myeloid leukemia cell differentiation protein Mcl-1A, B156Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: MCL1BCL2L3
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q07820
PHAROS:  Q07820
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Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Bfl-1 specific peptide FS2C, D25synthetic constructMutation(s): 0 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.35 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.251 
  • R-Value Work: 0.216 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.220 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 132.617α = 90
b = 62.76β = 98.14
c = 48.788γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
PHASERphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS)United StatesR01-GM110048

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2017-06-21
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2017-09-27
    Changes: Author supporting evidence
  • Version 1.2: 2020-01-01
    Changes: Author supporting evidence