A unique inhibitor binding site in ERK1/2 is associated with slow binding kinetics
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CitationChaikuad, Apirat, Eliana Tacconi, Jutta Zimmer, Yanke Liang, Nathanael S. Gray, Madalena Tarsounas, and Stefan Knapp. 2014. “A unique inhibitor binding site in ERK1/2 is associated with slow binding kinetics.” Nature chemical biology 10 (10): 853-860. doi:10.1038/nchembio.1629. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchembio.1629.
AbstractActivation of the ERK pathway is a hallmark of cancer and targeting of upstream signalling partners led to the development of approved drugs. Recently SCH772984 has been shown to be a selective and potent ERK1/2 inhibitor. Here we report the structural mechanism for its remarkable selectivity. In ERK1/2, SCH772984 induced a so far unknown binding pocket that accommodated the piperazine-phenyl-pyrimidine decoration. This novel binding pocket was created by an inactive conformation of the phosphate binding loop and an outward tilt of helix αC. In contrast, structure determination of SCH772984 with the off-target haspin and JNK1 revealed canonical but two distinct type-I binding modes. Intriguingly, the novel binding mode with ERK1/2 was associated with slow binding kinetics in vitro as well as in cell based assay systems. The described binding mode of SCH772984 with ERK1/2 enables the design of a new type of specific kinase inhibitors with prolonged on-target activity.
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