Crystal structure of the unliganded bromodomain of human BRD7

Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Resolution: 1.77 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.202 
  • R-Value Work: 0.172 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.173 

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Structural Basis of Inhibitor Selectivity in the BRD7/9 Subfamily of Bromodomains.

Karim, R.M.Chan, A.Zhu, J.Y.Schonbrunn, E.

(2020) J Med Chem 63: 3227-3237

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b01980
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6PPA, 6UZF, 6V0Q, 6V0S, 6V0U, 6V0X, 6V14, 6V16, 6V17, 6V1B, 6V1E, 6V1F, 6V1H, 6V1K, 6V1L, 6V1U

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Inhibition of the bromodomain containing protein 9 (BRD9) by small molecules is an attractive strategy to target mutated SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complexes in cancer. However, reported BRD9 inhibitors also inhibit the closely related bromodomain-containing protein 7 (BRD7), which has different biological functions. The structural basis for differential potency and selectivity of BRD9 inhibitors is largely unknown because of the lack of structural information on BRD7. Here, we biochemically and structurally characterized diverse inhibitors with varying degrees of potency and selectivity for BRD9 over BRD7. Novel cocrystal structures of BRD7 liganded with new and previously reported inhibitors of five different chemical scaffolds were determined alongside BRD9 and BRD4. We also report the discovery of first-in-class dual bromodomain-kinase inhibitors outside the bromodomain and extraterminal family targeting BRD7 and BRD9. Combined, the data provide a new framework for the development of BRD7/9 inhibitors with improved selectivity or additional polypharmacologic properties.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Drug Discovery, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612, United States.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Bromodomain-containing protein 7123Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BRD7BP75CELTIX1
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Go to UniProtKB:  Q9NPI1
GTEx:  ENSG00000166164 
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UniProt GroupQ9NPI1
Sequence Annotations
  • Reference Sequence
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 1.77 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.202 
  • R-Value Work: 0.172 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.173 
  • Space Group: C 2 2 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 71.3α = 90
b = 99.36β = 90
c = 37.83γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
XSCALEdata scaling
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
XDSdata reduction

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2020-03-11
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-04-08
    Changes: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2023-10-11
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Refinement description