6SIS

Crystal structure of macrocyclic PROTAC 1 in complex with the second bromodomain of human Brd4 and pVHL:ElonginC:ElonginB


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.220 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.221 

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Literature

Structure-Based Design of a Macrocyclic PROTAC.

Testa, A.Hughes, S.J.Lucas, X.Wright, J.E.Ciulli, A.

(2020) Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 59: 1727-1734

  • DOI: 10.1002/anie.201914396
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6SIS

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Constraining a molecule in its bioactive conformation via macrocyclization represents an attractive strategy to rationally design functional chemical probes. While this approach has been applied to enzyme inhibitors or receptor antagonists, to date it remains unprecedented for bifunctional molecules that bring proteins together, such as PROTAC degraders ...

    Constraining a molecule in its bioactive conformation via macrocyclization represents an attractive strategy to rationally design functional chemical probes. While this approach has been applied to enzyme inhibitors or receptor antagonists, to date it remains unprecedented for bifunctional molecules that bring proteins together, such as PROTAC degraders. Herein, we report the design and synthesis of a macrocyclic PROTAC by adding a cyclizing linker to the BET degrader MZ1. A co-crystal structure of macroPROTAC-1 bound in a ternary complex with VHL and the second bromodomain of Brd4 validated the rational design. Biophysical studies revealed enhanced discrimination between the second and the first bromodomains of BET proteins. Despite a 12-fold loss of binary binding affinity for Brd4, macroPROTAC-1 exhibited cellular activity comparable to MZ1. Our findings support macrocyclization as an advantageous strategy to enhance PROTAC degradation potency and selectivity between homologous targets.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dow Street, Dundee, DD1 5EH, Scotland, UK.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Bromodomain-containing protein 4A, E130Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: BRD4HUNK1
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Entity ID: 2
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Elongin-BB, F104Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ELOBTCEB2
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Entity ID: 3
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Elongin-CC, G97Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: ELOCTCEB1
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Entity ID: 4
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von Hippel-Lindau disease tumor suppressorD, H162Homo sapiensMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: VHL
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Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
LFE (Subject of Investigation/LOI)
Query on LFE

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I [auth D],
J [auth H]
~{N}-[(5~{S},7~{R},11~{S},23~{S})-11-~{tert}-butyl-34-(4-methyl-1,3-thiazol-5-yl)-7-oxidanyl-4,10,13-tris(oxidanylidene)-15,18,21,25,28,31-hexaoxa-3,9,12-triazatricyclo[30.4.0.0^{5,9}]hexatriaconta-1(32),33,35-trien-23-yl]-2-[(7~{S},9~{S})-7-(4-chlorophenyl)-4,5,13-trimethyl-3-thia-1,8,11,12-tetrazatricyclo[8.3.0.0^{2,6}]trideca-2(6),4,10,12-tetraen-9-yl]ethanamide
C54 H70 Cl N9 O11 S2
VFKKFUVFBVEDJY-NXSSZGKESA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 3.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.247 
  • R-Value Work: 0.220 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.221 
  • Space Group: P 32
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 99.459α = 90
b = 99.459β = 90
c = 148.426γ = 120
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
Aimlessdata scaling
REFMACrefinement
PDB_EXTRACTdata extraction
XDSdata reduction
PHASERphasing

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Entry History 

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Revision History  (Full details and data files)

  • Version 1.0: 2019-12-04
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2020-01-29
    Changes: Database references