6OTS

Rat ERK2 E320K


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.231 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.233 

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Literature

Functional divergence caused by mutations in an energetic hotspot in ERK2.

Taylor 4th, C.A.Cormier, K.W.Keenan, S.E.Earnest, S.Stippec, S.Wichaidit, C.Juang, Y.C.Wang, J.Shvartsman, S.Y.Goldsmith, E.J.Cobb, M.H.

(2019) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116: 15514-15523

  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1905015116
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6OT6, 6OTS

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The most frequent extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2 (ERK2) mutation occurring in cancers is E322K (E-K). ERK2 E-K reverses a buried charge in the ERK2 common docking (CD) site, a region that binds activators, inhibitors, and substrates. Little is known about the cellular consequences associated with this mutation, other than apparent increases in tumor resistance to pathway inhibitors ...

    The most frequent extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2 (ERK2) mutation occurring in cancers is E322K (E-K). ERK2 E-K reverses a buried charge in the ERK2 common docking (CD) site, a region that binds activators, inhibitors, and substrates. Little is known about the cellular consequences associated with this mutation, other than apparent increases in tumor resistance to pathway inhibitors. ERK2 E-K, like the mutation of the preceding aspartate (ERK2 D321N [D-N]) known as the sevenmaker mutation, causes increased activity in cells and evades inactivation by dual-specificity phosphatases. As opposed to findings in cancer cells, in developmental assays in Drosophila , only ERK2 D-N displays a significant gain of function, revealing mutation-specific phenotypes. The crystal structure of ERK2 D-N is indistinguishable from that of wild-type protein, yet this mutant displays increased thermal stability. In contrast, the crystal structure of ERK2 E-K reveals profound structural changes, including disorder in the CD site and exposure of the activation loop phosphorylation sites, which likely account for the decreased thermal stability of the protein. These contiguous mutations in the CD site of ERK2 are both required for docking interactions but lead to unpredictably different functional outcomes. Our results suggest that the CD site is in an energetically strained configuration, and this helps drive conformational changes at distal sites on ERK2 during docking interactions.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390; melanie.cobb@utsouthwestern.edu.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Mitogen-activated protein kinase 1A358Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 1 
Gene Names: Mapk1Erk2MapkPrkm1
EC: 2.7.11.24
UniProt
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.10 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.264 
  • R-Value Work: 0.231 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.233 
  • Space Group: C 1 2 1
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 182.315α = 90
b = 41.948β = 105.86
c = 50.344γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
PHENIXrefinement
HKL-3000data reduction
HKL-3000data scaling
PHENIXphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2019-07-10
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-07-24
    Changes: Data collection, Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2019-08-14
    Changes: Data collection, Database references