6JCJ

Structure of crolibulin in complex with tubulin


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.282 
  • R-Value Work: 0.241 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.243 

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Literature

Molecular mechanism of crolibulin in complex with tubulin provides a rationale for drug design.

Zhang, Z.Wang, C.Ma, L.Jiang, X.Wu, C.Wang, Y.Jiang, Y.Zheng, W.Yang, Y.Ma, Y.Yang, J.

(2019) Biochem Biophys Res Commun 511: 381-386

  • DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.02.064
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    6JCJ

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Microtubules (MTs) is one of the most important proteins in eukaryotic cells and plays a key role in the maintenance of cell morphology and cell division. The discovery and development of small molecule drugs targeting MTs has always been an importan ...

    Microtubules (MTs) is one of the most important proteins in eukaryotic cells and plays a key role in the maintenance of cell morphology and cell division. The discovery and development of small molecule drugs targeting MTs has always been an important direction of anti-cancer research. Nowadays 4-Aryl-4H-chromenes have emerged as potent microtubule-targeting agents (MTAs) for various cancers. Crolibulin, a derivative of 4-Aryl-4H-chromenes, which has been progressed to Phase I/II clinical testing's for anaplastic thyroid cancer with the National Cancer Institute. However, the design and development of 4-Aryl-4H-chromenes family drugs have been hindered for a long time by the lack of structural information of the tubulin-agent complex. Here we report a 2.5 Å crystal structure of tubulin complexed with crolibulin. This complex structure reveals the interactions between crolibulin and tubulin, helps explain the results of the structure-activity-relationship (SAR) studies and provides a solid structural basis for the design and development of new 4-Aryl-4H-chromenes derivatives as MTAs.


    Organizational Affiliation

    State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center/Collaborative Innovation Center for Biotherapy, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: jinliangyang@scu.edu.cn.



Macromolecules
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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Tubulin alpha-1B chainAC450Sus scrofaMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TUBA1B
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  • Reference Sequence
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Entity ID: 2
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Tubulin beta-2B chainBD445Bos taurusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TUBB2B
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Entity ID: 3
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Stathmin-4E143Rattus norvegicusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: Stmn4
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Entity ID: 4
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Tubulin tyrosine ligaseF384Gallus gallusMutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: TTL
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  • Reference Sequence
Small Molecules
Ligands 6 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
GTP
Query on GTP

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A, C, D
GUANOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
C10 H16 N5 O14 P3
XKMLYUALXHKNFT-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
ACP
Query on ACP

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F
PHOSPHOMETHYLPHOSPHONIC ACID ADENYLATE ESTER
C11 H18 N5 O12 P3
UFZTZBNSLXELAL-IOSLPCCCSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
GDP
Query on GDP

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B
GUANOSINE-5'-DIPHOSPHATE
C10 H15 N5 O11 P2
QGWNDRXFNXRZMB-UUOKFMHZSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
BG0
Query on BG0

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B, D
(4R)-2,7,8-triamino-4-(3-bromo-4,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-3-carbonitrile
C18 H17 Br N4 O3
JXONINOYTKKXQQ-CQSZACIVSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
CA
Query on CA

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A, C
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
MG
Query on MG

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A, B, C
MAGNESIUM ION
Mg
JLVVSXFLKOJNIY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2.50 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.282 
  • R-Value Work: 0.241 
  • R-Value Observed: 0.243 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length ( Å )Angle ( ˚ )
a = 105.544α = 90
b = 157.329β = 90
c = 184.031γ = 90
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
REFMACrefinement
HKL-2000data reduction
HKL-2000data scaling
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data

  • Deposited Date: 2019-01-29 
  • Released Date: 2019-03-13 
  • Deposition Author(s): Zhang, Z., Yang, J.

Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
National Natural Science Foundation of ChinaChina--

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2019-03-13
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2019-03-20
    Changes: Data collection, Database references