Hsp90 alpha N-terminal domain in complex with an inhibitor Ro4919127
[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
Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is a molecular chaperone which regulates maturation and stabilization of its substrate proteins, known as client proteins. Many client proteins of Hsp90 are involved in tumor progression and survival and therefore Hsp90 can be a good target for developing anticancer drugs. With the aim of efficiently identifying a new class of orally available inhibitors of the ATP binding site of this protein, we conducted fragment screening and virtual screening in parallel against Hsp90. This approach quickly identified 2-aminotriazine and 2-aminopyrimidine derivatives as specific ligands to Hsp90 with high ligand efficiency. In silico evaluation of the 3D X-ray Hsp90 complex structures of the identified hits allowed us to promptly design CH5015765, which showed high affinity for Hsp90 and antitumor activity in human cancer xenograft mouse models.
Lead generation of heat shock protein 90 inhibitors by a combination of fragment-based approach, virtual screening, and structure-based drug design.,Miura T, Fukami TA, Hasegawa K, Ono N, Suda A, Shindo H, Yoon DO, Kim SJ, Na YJ, Aoki Y, Shimma N, Tsukuda T, Shiratori Y Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2011 Oct 1;21(19):5778-83. Epub 2011 Aug 6. PMID:21875802
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