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Phenothiazines inhibit S100A4 function by inducing protein oligomerizationVladimir N. Malashkevicha, Natalya G. Dulyaninovaa, Udupi A. Ramagopala, Melissa A. Lirianob, Kristen M. Varneyb,David Knighta2, Michael Brenowitza, David J. Weberb, Steven C. Almoa, and Anne R. Bresnicka,1 aDepartment of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461; and bDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 108 North Greene Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201 Edited by Gregory A. Petsko, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, and approved April 1, 2010 (received for review November 25, 2009) S100A4, a member of the S100 family of Ca2þ-binding proteins, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiac hypertrophy, and kidney fibrosis regulates carcinoma cell motility via interactions with myosin- (9 and 10). Given the contribution of S100A4 activity to a variety IIA. Numerous studies indicate that S100A4 is not simply a marker of human pathologies, it has received significant attention as a for metastatic disease, but rather has a direct role in metastatic pro- possible target for therapeutic intervention.
gression. These observations suggest that S100A4 is an excellent The disruption of S100A4 binding to its protein targets target for therapeutic intervention. Using a unique biosensor- provides the most straightforward means for inhibiting S100A4 based assay, trifluoperazine (TFP) was identified as an inhibitor activity. S100A4, like other S100 family members, is reported that disrupts the S100A4/myosin-IIA interaction. To examine the to have multiple Ca2þ-dependent protein targets that include interaction of S100A4 with TFP, we determined the 2.3 Å crystal the cytoskeletal proteins nonmuscle myosin-IIA, tropomyosin, structure of human Ca2þ-S100A4 bound to TFP. Two TFP molecules and F-actin (11–13), signaling proteins such as liprin β1 (14), bind within the hydrophobic target binding pocket of Ca2þ-S100A4 the transcription factor p53 (15) and cell surface molecules with no significant conformational changes observed in the protein annexin A2 and Tag7 (16 and 17). At this time there is little struc- upon complex formation. NMR chemical shift perturbations are tural information on S100A4-target complexes (5), which will be consistent with the crystal structure and demonstrate that TFP needed for the development of S100A4-based therapies.
binds to the target binding cleft of S100A4 in solution. Remarkably, Using a biosensor that reports on the Ca2þ-activation status of TFP binding results in the assembly of five Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP dimers S100A4, we previously identified several phenothiazines that into a tightly packed pentameric ring. Within each pentamer most block the Ca2þ-induced fluorescence increase of the biosensor of the contacts between S100A4 dimers occurs through the TFP in the low to midmicromolar range (18). Several phenothiazines, moieties. The Ca2þ-S100A4/prochlorperazine (PCP) complex exhi- including trifluoperazine (TFP), block the ability of S100A4 to bits a similar pentameric assembly. Equilibrium sedimentation depolymerize myosin-IIA filaments. To examine the mechanism and cross-linking studies demonstrate the cooperative formation of TFP inhibition of S100A4, we determined the X-ray structure of a similarly sized S100A4/TFP oligomer in solution. Assays exam- of the Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP complex. The structure shows that TFP ining the ability of TFP to block S100A4-mediated disassembly of binding results in the assembly of five Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP dimers myosin-IIA filaments demonstrate that significant inhibition of into a tightly packed pentameric ring via interactions between the S100A4 function occurs only at TFP concentrations that promote two TFP molecules located in the hydrophobic target binding S100A4 oligomerization. Together these studies support a unique pocket of Ca2þ-S100A4. PCP induces a similar pentameric mode of inhibition in which phenothiazines disrupt the S100A4/ assembly, suggesting a general mechanism for phenothiazine- myosin-IIA interaction by sequestering S100A4 via small mole- mediated oligomerization. Biochemical and biophysical assays support the formation of a similarly sized Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP oligomer in solution, and demonstrate that significant inhibition calcium ∣ X-ray crystallography ∣ NMR ∣ small molecule inhibitor ∣ metastasis of S100A4 activity occurs only at TFP concentrations that pro- mote S100A4 oligomerization. We propose a unique mode of he S100 proteins, of which there are more than 20 members, inhibition in which phenothiazines disrupt S100A4 activity via are characterized by their solubility in 100% saturated ammo- small molecule-induced oligomerization.
nium sulfate (1 and 2). Each S100 family member contains two Ca2þ-binding loops; a C-terminal "typical" EF-hand comprised of 12 residues and an N-terminal pseudo EF-hand consisting of 14 Structure Determination. A molecular replacement search with the residues. The basic organization of the S100 proteins is a sym- Ca2þ-activated human S100A4 dimeric structure (PDB 2Q91) (5) metric, antiparallel homodimer, in which the N- and C- terminal produced unique rotation and translation solutions correspond- helices (helices 1 and 4) from each subunit interact to form a ing to 10 S100A4 dimers in the asymmetric unit. In the final mod- stable four helix bundle that serves as the dimer interface.
el, 95.8%, 3.5%, and 0.7% of residues are in favorable, allowed, Calcium binding to the C-terminal typical EF-hand significantly alters the angle between helices 3 and 4, which flank the C-term- inal Ca2þ-binding loop, and exposes a hydrophobic cleft that Author contributions: N.G.D., D.J.W., S.C.A., and A.R.B. designed research; V.M., N.G.D., constitutes a binding surface for target proteins (3–5). Thus U.A.R., M.A.L., K.M.V., D.K., M.B., and A.R.B. performed research; V.M., N.G.D., U.A.R.,M.A.L., K.M.V., M.B., D.J.W., S.C.A., and A.R.B. analyzed data; and V.M., M.B., D.J.W., the S100 proteins operate as calcium-activated switches that bind S.C.A., and A.R.B. wrote the paper.
and regulate the activity of diverse protein targets.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
S100 proteins are expressed in a tissue and cell specific manner.
This article is a PNAS Direct Submission.
Elevated expression of individual family members is associated Data deposition: The sequences reported in this article have been deposited in the with a number of human pathologies, including cardiomyopathies, Protein Data Bank, www.pdb.org (PDB ID codes 3KO0 and 3M0W).
cancer, neurodegeneration, and inflammatory disorders (1 and 6).
1To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: [email protected].
For S100A4, increased protein expression correlates with a high 2Present address: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 incidence of metastasis and poor prognosis for a number of 7AY United Kingdom.
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Fig. 1. Crystal packing of the Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP molecules. The protein dimers are arranged in a pentameric ring facilitated by TFP molecules (dark gray).
(A) and (B) Ribbon diagrams showing top and side views of the pentamer, respectively; (C) and (D) Corresponding space filling models. Note the large solventchannel in the interior of the pentamer.
and generous areas of the Ramachandran plot, respectively (19) are with TFP2(A), three water molecules and the C-terminal re- (Residues with less favorable backbone conformations sidues of helix 4 from the symmetry-related molecule (Phe89(C), are located in the conformationally flexible loops and the C-term- Phe93(C), and TFP1(C)) (Fig. 2B). TFP2(A) binds with its phe- inal tail. Most of the key structural elements in the 20 indepen- nothiazine moiety packing against helix 4 (Ile82(A), Cys86(A), dent chains in the asymmetric unit exhibit well defined electron and Phe89(A)), residues in the loop between helices 2 and 3 density except for the most C-terminal residues (Asp95–Lys101) (Leu42(A), Ser44(A), and Phe45(A)), and helix 1 of subunit B and the loop between helices 2 and 3 (Gly47–Glu52). Further structural description, discussion, and comparisons will be based (Glu6(B), Leu9(B), and Asp10(B)). The methyl-piperazine ring on the structure of the S100A4 dimer comprised of subunits A of TFP2(A) interacts with the sidechains of the symmetry-related and B since they display the most well defined electron density molecules (Cys86(C), Phe89(C), TFP2(C), Asp10(D), and Ser14 (D)) and eight water molecules. There are two potential hydro-gen bonds (2.8 and 3.0 Å) between the piperazine ring atom N3 Quaternary Structure of Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP. S100 family proteins are typically homodimers; however higher-order oligomers can be formed under specific conditions (20–22). As described by us previously, Ca2þ-S100A4 dimers can assemble into a continuous superhelical arrangement due to the interaction of the C-terminal tail with the target peptide binding cleft of symmetry-related molecules (5). In the current crystal structure, TFP binding results in the assembly of five Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP dimers into a pentameric ring with a molecular point symmetry of 52 (Fig. 1).
The asymmetric unit contains two independent copies of the pentamer. Each pentamer has inner and outer diameters of 25 and 85 Å, respectively and a thickness of 51 Å. Within each pentamer, many of the contacts between S100A4 dimers occur through the TFP moieties (Fig. 2A). In addition, direct contacts are observed between residues in the loop connecting helices 1 and 2 (Gly21–Lys26), and residues from the loop connecting helices 2 and 3 (Gly47–Glu52) in the symmetry-related molecule (Fig. 2A). These contacts may be modest due to the significant degree of disorder within the Gly47–Glu52 loop. Fig. 2B shows the two TFP molecules from subunit A interacting with symme- try-related molecule CD. The details of these interactions are described below.
Molecular Interactions Between TFP and Ca2þ-S100A4. In the crystal, two TFP molecules are bound per S100A4 subunit (four inhibitor molecules per dimer), and both inhibitor molecules are well defined in the electron density map (Fig. 3 A, B). The interactions of the two TFP molecules (defined TFP1 and TFP2) are summar- ized in . The phenothiazine moiety of TFP1(A) packs against the solvent exposed side of helix 4 with the trifluoro- methyl group pointing towards the C terminus of the helix Fig. 2. View of the Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP dimer-to-dimer crystal interface.
(Fig. 3C). These hydrophobic contacts involve the sidechains (A) Ribbon diagram of the AB (light and dark blue) and CD (dark and light of Ile82(A), Met85(A), Cys86(A), and Phe89(A). The methyl- green) S100A4 dimers. The Ca2þ atoms are shown as light gray spheres. The piperazine ring protrudes towards the hinge region between he- interhelical loops connecting helices 1 and 2 (1–2) and helices 2 and 3 (hinge), lices 2 and 3, and contacts the sidechains of Ser44(A), Phe45(A), which are involved in crystal contacts, are indicated. (B) TFP interactions withthe symmetry-related molecule. View from subunit A (light blue) towards Leu46(A), and Gly47(A). There is a potential hydrogen bond CD dimer. The two TFP molecules (TFP1(A) and TFP2(A)) bound to subunit (2.9 Å) between the piperazine ring atom N3 and the carbonyl A are shown in yellow. Helix 4 of subunit C is dark green and helix 1 of subunit oxygen of Phe45(A). The remaining interactions of TFP1(A) D is light green. Hydrogen bonds are shown as dashed pink lines.
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Fig. 3. Molecular interactions of Ca2þ-S100A4 and TFP or PCP. (A, D) Ribbon diagram of Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP and Ca2þ-S100A4/PCP AB dimer. Subunit A is lightblue, subunit B is dark blue, and the TFP and PCP molecules are shown in yellow. Calcium ions are shown as gray spheres. (B, E) Zoomed view of TFP and PCPmolecules in subunit A and their final refined 2Fo-Fc electron density map contoured at 1σ. (C, F). Molecular interactions of TFP and PCP molecules from subunitA. The water molecules are shown as red spheres. Hydrogen bonds are shown as dashed pink lines.
and the carboxylic group of Asp10(D), and one between the The position and interactions of these high occu- piperazine ring atom N2 and a water molecule (2.8 Å).
pancy PCP molecules are almost identical to the TFP2 molecules Based on AREAIMOL (23), interactions with the native AB and Fig. 3 D, E, F). PCP can be modeled with low oc- dimer (including the TFP2(A) molecule) bury 58% of the solvent cupancy in only two of the ten chains in the pentameric assembly accessible area of TFP1(A) and 59% of the solvent accessible at positions similar to those of TFP1.
area of TFP2(A), whereas interactions with symmetry-related molecules (excluding waters) bury 29% and 40% of the solvent Binding of TFP to Ca2þ-S100A4 and S100A4 Oligomerization. To deter- accessible area, respectively ). These values indicate mine whether the crystallographically observed interactions that within the crystal, TFP-S100A4 interactions are strongly between the target binding cleft of S100A4 and TFP also occur influenced by crystal contacts, which are propagated within each in solution, we monitored perturbations of backbone 1H-15N pentameric ring. In total, 81% of TFP1(A) (467 Å2 out of chemical shifts as TFP was added to S100A4. The binding was 578 Å2) and 87% of TFP2(A) (502 Å2 out of 574 Å2) solvent Ca2þ-dependent as no chemical shift perturbations were detected accessible areas are buried upon complex formation. Moreover, when TFP was titrated into apo-S100A4. In the presence of Ca2þ similar interactions are present in all the molecules in the asym- and TFP, perturbations in 1H-15N correlations of Ca2þ-S100A4 metric unit. However, the TFP1 and TFP2 molecules assume very were observed (>25 Hz) in the fast-exchange regime for residues different conformations within the S100A4 binding site ( in helix 1 (Leu5, Val11, Met12, and Lys18), loop 1 (Asn30), loop 2 Superimposition of the two molecules through their phenothia- (Leu42, Gly47, Arg49, and Asp51), helix 3 (Ala54, Phe55, Lys57, zine moieties reveals that the tricyclic rings have opposite puckers Leu58, and Met59), loop 3 (Glu69), and helix 4 (Leu79, Asn87, with respect to one another. Similarly, the piperazine rings, which and Phe89) Several of the chemical shift perturbations are in a chair configuration, have opposing orientations.
are consistent with TFP binding to the hydrophobic target binding cleft of S100A4 that is exposed upon Ca2þ-binding. As the TFP Quaternary Structure of Ca2þ-S100A4/PCP. Similar to the concentration was increased to >350 μM, the Ca2þ-S100A4 reso- Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP structure, PCP binding results in the assembly nances began to broaden and eventually disappeared, consistent of five Ca2þ-S100A4/PCP dimers into a pentameric ring with a mo- with the formation of a large complex in solution.
lecular point symmetry of 52 (). However, the asymmetric To ascertain whether the S100A4/TFP oligomers observed by unit of Ca2þ-S100A4/PCP contains only a single pentameric ring.
X-ray crystallography also occur in solution, we performed Apparently, the different stoichiometry of PCP binding and crys- analytical sedimentation studies. Titration of Ca2þ-S100A4 with tallization conditions produced a unit cell with only half the volume TFP resulted in the formation of a complex with a weight-average of that observed for the Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP crystals. Otherwise, molecular weight of 133; 107 " 8; 671 Da (Fig. 4A). An S100A4 the structures of the Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP and Ca2þ-S100A4/PCP oligomer comprised of five dimers and 20 TFP molecules has a structures are similar with a rms deviation of 0.42 Å and 0.58 Å calculated molecular weight of 124,123 Da, which is in good for all Cα atoms for monomers and pentameric rings, respectively.
agreement with the experimentally determined molecular weight of the Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP oligomers. These observations suggest Molecular Interactions Between PCP and Ca2þ-S100A4. In contrast that under the conditions of our sedimentation studies, TFP to TFP, only a single high occupancy PCP molecule is present induces a S100A4 oligomer similar to that observed by crystallo- in each S100A4 subunit (two inhibitor molecules per dimer) graphy. Moreover, an examination of the Hill coefficient Malashkevich et al.
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rods polymerize into filaments, and Ca2þ-dependent binding of S100A4 to myosin-IIA almost completely disassembles these preformed filaments (18 and 24). We also reported that 100 μM TFP completely blocks the ability of S100A4 to depolymerize myo- sin-IIA filaments (18). To test whether lower TFP concentrations were capable of inhibiting S100A4-mediated depolymerization of myosin-IIA filaments, we assayed a range of TFP concentrations in the promotion of disassembly assay. Concentrations of TFP up to 20 μM had no effect on S100A4's myosin-IIA depolymerizing activity (Fig. 5A). Only at TFP concentrations of ≥50 μM was sig- nificant inhibition of S100A4 activity detected. Notably, parallel cross-linking studies showed that at TFP concentrations that inhi- bit S100A4 activity, there is significant S100A4 oligomerization into high molecular weight complexes (Fig. 5B). In addition, the formation of large S100A4 oligomers by TFP requires Ca2þ-binding, as only S100A4 dimers were detected in the absence In our original screen against a library of FDA-approved drugs, we identified six phenothiazines as inhibitors of myosin- IIA associated S100A4 function. To determine if the TFP-induced oligomerization of S100A4 is specific to this phenothiazine, or is a general feature of this class of compounds, we performed che- mical cross-linking assays under the same conditions utilized for TFP. All the phenothiazines tested, which include, flupenthixol, fluphenazine, chlorprothixene, prochlorperazine, and perphena- zine induced S100A4 oligomerization, albeit to varying extents (). Oligomeric S100A4 intermediates of 31, 46, and 66 kDa were observed for all of the phenothiazines. However, only chlorprothixene, and to a lesser extent prochlorperazine, induced the formation of large S100A4 oligomers ( Fig. 4. TFP induces S100A4 oligomerization. (A) Plot of fraction S100A4 ∼120 kDa) as seen with pentamer versus TFP concentration. Sedimentation equilibrium data were TFP. The observation that 100 μM PCP does not promote the same collected at 25 °C at a concentration of 80 μM S100A4 subunit. (B) Chemical cross-linking of Ca2þ-S100A4. Coomassie-stained SDS-PAGE of GST control,S100A4 alone, S100A4 þ DMSO, and S100A4 þ TFP. Monomeric and dimeric S100A4 have apparent molecular weights of approximately 11.5 kDa and23 kDa, respectively.
(nH ¼ 2.4 " 0.3) indicates that S100A4 oligomerization is coop- erative with a midpoint of 150 μM TFP.
Since the sedimentation equilibrium experiments required significantly higher S100A4 subunit concentrations than those used to evaluate S100A4 activity in our biochemical assays, we used chemical cross-linking to examine whether TFP promotes S100A4 oligomerization under conditions in which S100A4 depolymerizes myosin-IIA filaments. In the presence of the che- mical cross-linker disuccinimidylsuberate (DSS) (but no TFP), a prominent S100A4 band was detected at approximately 23 kDa, consistent with a dimer (Fig. 4B). In the presence of 100 μM TFP, a band of approximately 120 kDa was observed in the DSS- treated sample, which is consistent with the oligomer detected in sedimentation and X-ray studies. Larger oligomers were not detected by SDS-PAGE (suggesting the formation of a distinctly sized S100A4/TFP complex.
Sedimentation equilibrium analysis of this crosslinked species revealed a stable, homogenous S100A4 oligomer with a weight- average molecular weight of 143; 372 " 7; 462 Da. DSS is a homobifunctional cross-linker that contains an amine-reactive N-hydroxysuccinimide ester at each end of an 8-carbon spacer arm. Typically the N terminus of the polypeptide chain and the lysine sidechain are the targets of DSS cross-linking. Each S100A4 subunit contains twelve lysine residues, all of which are solvent accessible. Given the uncertainty of the number of Fig. 5. S100A4-mediated myosin-IIA depolymerization in the presence of cross-links in the S100A4-TFP-DSS complex, the experimental TFP. (A) Quantification of the myosin-IIA disassembly assay. In the absence molecular weight is in good agreement with the calculated mo- of S100A4, 7% of the myosin-IIA rods are recovered in the supernatant; lecular weight of an oligomer comprised of five S100A4 dimers, whereas in the presence of S100A4, 70% of the myosin-IIA rods are presentin the supernatant. Values represent the mean 20 TFP molecules, and multiple cross-links.
" sd from two independent experiments. (B) Chemical cross-linking of Ca2þ-S100A4 in the presence of Our previous studies showed that under the conditions of our increasing concentrations of TFP (0–100 μM). The last lane shows the products sedimentation assay approximately 75–80% of the myosin-IIA of the cross-linking reaction in the presence of EGTA and 100 μM TFP.
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extent of oligomerization as TFP is consistent with our previous to the shorter loop between helices 2 and 3 and the lack of a report that, 100 μM PCP inhibits S100A4's depolymerizing activity second subunit (troponin C is a monomer) (Fig. 6A). Interest- to a lesser extent than 100 μM TFP in the myosin-IIA disassembly ingly, in the crystal structure of the troponin C/TFP complex, di- assay (18), and, as evidenced by the S100A4/PCP structure, merization occurs via interactions between the two pairs of TFP suggests that higher PCP concentrations are required to induce molecules, which "glue" the two troponin C monomers together.
the formation of the pentameric S100A4 species.
However, the disposition of the two troponin C subunits is quite different from that observed in a typical S100 family dimer. In the 1∶2 Ca2þ-calmodulin/TFP complex (Fig. 6B), TFP1 binds deep in The current study represents one of the few examples of a the cleft formed by the C-terminal EF-hand similar to troponin C, S100-small molecule inhibitor structure, and provides a detailed whereas TFP2 occupies an interdomain site. One consequence of description of a phenothiazine binding to an S100 protein. Previous TFP binding is to bring the N- and C-terminal domains of calmo- studies reported on the Ca2þ-dependent interaction between dulin together so that the protein assumes a compact globular S100A1/S100A1 (S100a), S100A1/S100B (S100a ), and S100B/ conformation similar to that observed in structures of Ca2þ-cal- S100B (S100b) with TFP (25 and 26) as well as other phenothia- modulin/peptide complexes (31 and 32). The compact structure zines (27), but did not delineate the binding site or residues of calmodulin prevents the two bound TFP molecules from involved in binding. Our studies demonstrate that each S100A4 clustering with TFP molecules from the symmetry-related subunit binds two TFP molecules in the target binding cleft formed protein chains.
by the hinge and helices 3 and 4.
At present, S100A4 is the only EF-hand containing protein in In addition to the S100 proteins, other EF-hand containing which phenothiazines (TFP, PCP) induce the formation of higher- proteins bind TFP. For example, troponin C binds two TFP order oligomers. Both sedimentation equilibrium and chemical molecules (PDB 1WRK) and calmodulin binds TFP with a range cross-linking studies demonstrate that Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP com- of stoichiometries; 1∶1 (PDB 1CTR), 1∶2 (PDB 1A29), and 1∶4 plexes can form oligomers comprised of at least five S100A4 di- (PDB 1LIN) (28–30). Even though S100A4, troponin C, and cal- mers in solution. We previously reported that TFP binds to the modulin are built upon the same basic four-helical structural Mero-S100A4 with an EC50 value of 55 " 2.6 μM (18). Notably, module, the architectures of the TFP binding pockets, and the our cross-linking experiments revealed that TFP concentrations positions and orientations of the bound TFP molecules are quite of 50 μM are sufficient to induce S100A4 oligomerization and at different amongst the three proteins (Fig. 6). For example, in this TFP concentration we first observe inhibition of S100A4's the Ca2þ-troponin C/TFP complex, the two TFP molecules are myosin-IIA-associated activities. Based on these findings, we positioned deeper in the cleft formed by helices 3 and 4 due propose that rather than directly competing with myosin-IIA, our structural, biophysical, and biochemical data support a model in which phenothiazines disrupt the S100A4/myosin-IIA interac- tion by sequestering S100A4 into a large well defined oligomer. A comparison of the residues that exhibit chemical shift perturba- tions following titration with TFP or the MIIA1908–1923 peptide (5) indicates that the two ligands occupy overlapping, but noniden- tical sites within the hydrophobic target binding cleft. (Table 1, While these observations might be consistent with the direct competition of TFP with the myosin-IIA peptide for S100A4 binding, it is important to note that disassembly assays use the physiologically relevant dimeric myosin-IIA coiled-coil that is also likely to be bivalent. Due to enhanced contact surface and avidity, the full-length myosin-IIA tail may not be easily displaced by TFP binding to S100A4.
An examination of available S100 protein/target peptide struc- tures reveals that targets can bind in a variety of orientations and conformations (). A hypothetical model of the S100A4/ myosin-IIA pentamer suggests that inhibitor-induced oligomeri- zation may preclude efficient recognition of the myosin-IIA coiled-coil due to unfavorable steric interactions. Myosin-IIA heavy chains bound to neighboring S100A4 subunits would cross inside the pentameric ring resulting in considerable steric clash In addition, the interior of the ring would have to accommodate an additional 35 residues from the C-terminal tail- piece of each myosin-IIA heavy chain (total 350 residues). There- fore, the totality of our data supports a more complex model in Table 1. Comparison of chemical shift perturbations followingaddition of TFP or the MIIA1908–1923 peptide to Ca2þ-S100A4 *.
Secondary structure L5, V11, M12, L18 V11, M12, S14, F16 S20, F27, K28, N30 Fig. 6. Structural alignment of protein/TFP complexes. (A) Overlay of the L42, G47, R49, D51 E41, G47, K48, T50, D51 Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP and troponin C/TFP complexes (PDB 1WRK). Subunit A of A54, F55, K57, L58, M59 S100A4 is light blue and the TFP molecules are shown in yellow. Troponin C is red and the two bound TFP molecules are light red. Calcium atoms F78, L79, M85, C86 are presented as corresponding colored spheres. (B) Overlay of the Ca2þ-S100A4/TFP and calmodulin/TFP 1∶2 complexes (PDB 1A29). Calmodulinand the two bound TFP molecules are colored green.
*Shared residues are in bold italics.
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PNAS ∣ May 11, 2010 ∣ vol. 107 ∣ no. 19 ∣ 8609 which TFP may initially compete with myosin-IIA for the same Materials and Methods binding pocket, but TFP-driven oligomerization prevents S100A4 Structure Determination. Recombinant human S100A4 was purified as de- binding to myosin-IIA. Additionally, the S100A4/PCP structure scribed previously (24). Crystals of S100A4 bound to TFP or PCP were obtained and the similar cross-linking behavior induced by a wide range by sitting drop vapor diffusion at 293 K. All structures were solved by mole-cular replacement and refined by standard methods, resulting in R of phenothiazines suggest that oligomerization is an important values of 20.6%/25.9% and 25.2%/30.2% for the S100A4/TFP and S100A4/PCP mechanistic feature of phenothiazine-induced S100A4 inhibition.
complexes, respectively (). Details of the structure determination are A number of small molecules have been described that inhibit protein function by altering the oligomerization equilibrium ofthe target protein. For example, a small molecule inhibitor of NMR Spectroscopy. 1H and 15N resonances Ca2þ-S100A4 were followed during titrations with TFP at 37 °C using two-dimensional 1H-15N heteronuclear sin- α promotes subunit dissociation from the biologically active gle quantum correlation (HSQC) spectra, and their assignments were con- trimer to stabilize an inactive dimer (33). For porphobilinogen firmed with a three-dimensional 15N-edited NOESY-HSQC experiment.
synthase, binding of the small molecule morphlock-1, shifts the Proton chemical shifts were reported with respect to the H2O or HDO signal oligomeric equilibrium from the active octamer to a low activity taken as 4.658 ppm relative to external trimethylsilyl-2,2,3,3-tetradeutero- hexamer (34). In the case of HIV-1 integrase, inhibitory peptides propionic acid (TSP) (0.0 ppm), and the 15N chemical shifts were indirectlyreferenced as described previously using the following ratio of the zero-point shift the oligomerization equilibrium from the active dimer to an frequency: 0.10132905 for 15N to 1H. Details are provided in .
inactive tetramer (35). Although the inactive tetramer has notbeen characterized structurally, the peptide is thought to induce Biochemical Assays. Promotion of disassembly assays were performed as the formation of a nonnatural tetramer (35). The recent charac- described previously (24). S100A4 cross-linking experiments with performed terization of S100B, S100A8/A9 and S100A12 as well-defined at 25 °C with 5 mM disuccinimidylsuberate and 100–500 μM phenothiazines.
Details are provided in oligomers comprised of two to four S100 dimers (20–22), suggests that the propensity to form higher-order structures may be a Analytical Ultracentrifugation. Sedimentation equilibrium experiments were common feature of S100 proteins. This characteristic is also performed at 25 °C with a Beckman XL-I analytical ultracentrifuge using shared by S100A4 as we and others demonstrated that S100A4 the absorbance optics and Ti60 rotor. Details are provided in the .
can form tetramers or higher-order oligomers in the absenceof added compounds (5 and 36). We propose that TFP-mediated ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. We acknowledge the staff of the LRL Collaborative Access Team beamline at the Advanced Photon Source and the X29 beamline oligomerization of S100A4 is another example of stabilization of at the National Synchrotron Light Source. This work was supported with an inactive, nonnatural oligomer. The formation of inactive National Institutes of Health Grants CA129598 (to A.R.B.), and GM58888 S100A4 oligomeric assemblies may be a useful and unique strat- and CA107331 (to D.J.W.). We acknowledge support from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Cancer Center (National Cancer Institute (NCI) Grant egy for inhibitor development.
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