STRUCTURE OF HSP90 WITH AN INHIBITOR BOUND
[HS90A_HUMAN] Molecular chaperone that promotes the maturation, structural maintenance and proper regulation of specific target proteins involved for instance in cell cycle control and signal transduction. Undergoes a functional cycle that is linked to its ATPase activity. This cycle probably induces conformational changes in the client proteins, thereby causing their activation. Interacts dynamically with various co-chaperones that modulate its substrate recognition, ATPase cycle and chaperone function. 
Publication Abstract from PubMed
Inhibitors of the molecular chaperone heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) are currently generating significant interest in clinical development as potential treatments for cancer. In a preceding publication (DOI: 10.1021/jm100059d ) we describe Astex's approach to screening fragments against Hsp90 and the subsequent optimization of two hits into leads with inhibitory activities in the low nanomolar range. This paper describes the structure guided optimization of the 2,4-dihydroxybenzamide lead molecule 1 and details some of the drug discovery strategies employed in the identification of AT13387 (35), which has progressed through preclinical development and is currently being tested in man.
Discovery of (2,4-Dihydroxy-5-isopropylphenyl)-[5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-ylmethyl)-1,3-di hydroisoindol-2-yl]methanone (AT13387), a Novel Inhibitor of the Molecular Chaperone Hsp90 by Fragment Based Drug Design.,Woodhead AJ, Angove H, Carr MG, Chessari G, Congreve M, Coyle JE, Cosme J, Graham B, Day PJ, Downham R, Fazal L, Feltell R, Figueroa E, Frederickson M, Lewis J, McMenamin R, Murray CW, O'Brien MA, Parra L, Patel S, Phillips T, Rees DC, Rich S, Smith DM, Trewartha G, Vinkovic M, Williams B, Woolford AJ J Med Chem. 2010 Jul 28. PMID:20662534
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