6GFX

pVHL:EloB:EloC in complex with modified HIF-1a CODD peptide containing (3R,4S)-3-fluoro-4-hydroxyproline (ligand 13a)


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.83 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.212 
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.185 

wwPDB Validation   3D Report Full Report


This is version 1.1 of the entry. See complete history


Literature

3-Fluoro-4-hydroxyprolines: Synthesis, Conformational Analysis, and Stereoselective Recognition by the VHL E3 Ubiquitin Ligase for Targeted Protein Degradation.

Testa, A.Lucas, X.Castro, G.V.Chan, K.H.Wright, J.E.Runcie, A.C.Gadd, M.S.Harrison, W.T.A.Ko, E.J.Fletcher, D.Ciulli, A.

(2018) J Am Chem Soc 140: 9299-9313

  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b05807
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6GFX, 6GFY, 6GFZ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Hydroxylation and fluorination of proline alters the pyrrolidine ring pucker and the trans:cis amide bond ratio in a stereochemistry-dependent fashion, affecting molecular recognition of proline-containing molecules by biological systems. While hydroxyprolines and fluoroprolines are common motifs in medicinal and biological chemistry, the synthesis and molecular properties of prolines containing both modifications, i ...

    Hydroxylation and fluorination of proline alters the pyrrolidine ring pucker and the trans:cis amide bond ratio in a stereochemistry-dependent fashion, affecting molecular recognition of proline-containing molecules by biological systems. While hydroxyprolines and fluoroprolines are common motifs in medicinal and biological chemistry, the synthesis and molecular properties of prolines containing both modifications, i.e., fluoro-hydroxyprolines, have not been described. Here we present a practical and facile synthesis of all four diastereoisomers of 3-fluoro-4-hydroxyprolines (F-Hyps), starting from readily available 4-oxo-l-proline derivatives. Small-molecule X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and quantum mechanical calculations are consistent with fluorination at C 3 having negligible effects on the hydrogen bond donor capacity of the C 4 hydroxyl, but inverting the natural preference of Hyp from C 4 -exo to C 4 -endo pucker. In spite of this, F-Hyps still bind to the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) E3 ligase, which naturally recognizes C 4 -exo Hyp in a stereoselective fashion. Co-crystal structures and electrostatic potential calculations support and rationalize the observed preferential recognition for (3 R,4 S)-F-Hyp over the corresponding (3 S,4 S) epimer by VHL. We show that (3 R,4 S)-F-Hyp provides bioisosteric Hyp substitution in both hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) substrate peptides and peptidomimetic ligands that form part of PROTAC (proteolysis targeting chimera) conjugates for targeted protein degradation. Despite a weakened affinity, Hyp substitution with (3 S,4 S)-F-Hyp within the PROTAC MZ1 led to Brd4-selective cellular degradation at concentrations >100-fold lower than the binary K d for VHL. We anticipate that the disclosed chemistry of 3-fluoro-4-hydroxyprolines and their application as VHL ligands for targeted protein degradation will be of wide interest to medicinal organic chemists, chemical biologists, and drug discoverers alike.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, School of Life Sciences , University of Dundee , James Black Centre, Dow Street , Dundee DD1 5EH , Scotland, U.K.



Macromolecules
Find similar proteins by:  (by identity cutoff)  |  3D Structure
Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Elongin-BA104Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ELOBTCEB2
UniProt & NIH Common Fund Data Resources
Find proteins for Q15370 (Homo sapiens)
Explore Q15370 
Go to UniProtKB:  Q15370
PHAROS:  Q15370
Protein Feature View
Expand
  • Reference Sequence
Find similar proteins by:  (by identity cutoff)  |  3D Structure
Entity ID: 2
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Elongin-CB97Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ELOCTCEB1
UniProt & NIH Common Fund Data Resources
Find proteins for Q15369 (Homo sapiens)
Explore Q15369 
Go to UniProtKB:  Q15369
PHAROS:  Q15369
Protein Feature View
Expand
  • Reference Sequence
Find similar proteins by:  (by identity cutoff)  |  3D Structure
Entity ID: 3
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
von Hippel-Lindau disease tumor suppressorC160Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: VHL
UniProt & NIH Common Fund Data Resources
Find proteins for P40337 (Homo sapiens)
Explore P40337 
Go to UniProtKB:  P40337
PHAROS:  P40337
Protein Feature View
Expand
  • Reference Sequence

Find similar proteins by:  Sequence   |   3D Structure  

Entity ID: 4
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
FLUORINATED HYPOXIA-INDUCIBLE FACTOR 1 ALPHA PEPTIDED19Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: HIF1ABHLHE78MOP1PASD8
UniProt & NIH Common Fund Data Resources
Find proteins for Q16665 (Homo sapiens)
Explore Q16665 
Go to UniProtKB:  Q16665
PHAROS:  Q16665
Protein Feature View
Expand
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 1.83 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.212 
  • R-Value Work: 0.183 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.185 
  • Space Group: P 43 21 2
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 59.258α = 90
b = 59.258β = 90
c = 245.337γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Aimlessdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
XDSdata reduction
REFMACphasing

Structure Validation

View Full Validation Report




Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data


Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
European Research CouncilERC-2012-StG-311460 DrugE3CRLs

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2018-07-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2018-08-01
    Changes: Data collection, Database references