2.3 Å resolution cryo-EM structure of human p97 and mechanism of allosteric inhibition.

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p97 is a hexameric AAA+ adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) that is an attractive target for cancer drug development. We report cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structures for adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-bound, full-length, hexameric wild-type p97 in the presence and absence of an allosteric inhibitor at resolutions of 2.3 and 2.4 angstroms, respectively. We also report cryo-EM structures (at resolutions of ~3.3, 3.2, and 3.3 angstroms, respectively) for three distinct, coexisting functional states of p97 with occupancies of zero, one, or two molecules of adenosine 5'-O-(3-thiotriphosphate) (ATPγS) per protomer. A large corkscrew-like change in molecular architecture, coupled with upward displacement of the N-terminal domain, is observed only when ATPγS is bound to both the D1 and D2 domains of the protomer. These cryo-EM structures establish the sequence of nucleotide-driven structural changes in p97 at atomic resolution. They also enable elucidation of the binding mode of an allosteric small-molecule inhibitor to p97 and illustrate how inhibitor binding at the interface between the D1 and D2 domains prevents propagation of the conformational changes necessary for p97 function.

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Cited Authors

  • Banerjee, S; Bartesaghi, A; Merk, A; Rao, P; Bulfer, SL; Yan, Y; Green, N; Mroczkowski, B; Neitz, RJ; Wipf, P; Falconieri, V; Deshaies, RJ; Milne, JLS; Huryn, D; Arkin, M; Subramaniam, S

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 351 / 6275

Start / End Page

  • 871 - 875

PubMed ID

  • 26822609

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6946184

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.aad7974


  • eng