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1x7j, resolution 2.30Å ()
Gene: ESR2, NR3A2, ESTRB (Homo sapiens)
Related: 1u3q, 1u3r, 1u3s, 1u9e, 1x76, 1x78, 1x7b, 1x7r
Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, RCSB, PDBsum
Coordinates: save as pdb, mmCIF, xml



Publication Abstract from PubMed

We present X-ray crystallographic and molecular modeling studies of estrogen receptors-alpha and -beta complexed with the estrogen receptor-beta-selective phytoestrogen genistein, and coactivator-derived NR box peptides containing an LXXLL motif. We demonstrate that the ligand binding mode is essentially identical when genistein is bound to both isoforms, despite the considerably weaker affinity of this ligand for estrogen receptor-alpha. In addition, we examine subtle differences between binding site residues, providing an explanation for why genistein is modestly selective for the beta isoform. To this end, we also present the results of quantum chemical studies and thermodynamic arguments that yield insight to the nature of the interactions leading to estrogen receptor-beta selectivity. The importance of our analysis to structure-based drug design is discussed.

Understanding the selectivity of genistein for human estrogen receptor-beta using X-ray crystallography and computational methods., Manas ES, Xu ZB, Unwalla RJ, Somers WS, Structure. 2004 Dec;12(12):2197-207. PMID:15576033

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


[ESR2_HUMAN] Nuclear hormone receptor. Binds estrogens with an affinity similar to that of ESR1, and activates expression of reporter genes containing estrogen response elements (ERE) in an estrogen-dependent manner. Isoform beta-cx lacks ligand binding ability and has no or only very low ere binding activity resulting in the loss of ligand-dependent transactivation ability. DNA-binding by ESR1 and ESR2 is rapidly lost at 37 degrees Celsius in the absence of ligand while in the presence of 17 beta-estradiol and 4-hydroxy-tamoxifen loss in DNA-binding at elevated temperature is more gradual.

About this Structure

1x7j is a 4 chain structure with sequence from Homo sapiens. Full crystallographic information is available from OCA.

See Also


  • Manas ES, Xu ZB, Unwalla RJ, Somers WS. Understanding the selectivity of genistein for human estrogen receptor-beta using X-ray crystallography and computational methods. Structure. 2004 Dec;12(12):2197-207. PMID:15576033 doi:10.1016/j.str.2004.09.015

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