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2011

Allosteric switch

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Analysis Of Binding Site Hot Spots On The Surface Of Ras Gtpase, Greg Buhrman, Casey O'Connor, Brandon Zerbe, Bradley M. Kearney, Raeanne Napoleon, Elizaveta A. Kovrigina, Sandor Vajda, Dima Kozakov, Evgueni Kovriguine, Carla Mattos Nov 2011

Analysis Of Binding Site Hot Spots On The Surface Of Ras Gtpase, Greg Buhrman, Casey O'Connor, Brandon Zerbe, Bradley M. Kearney, Raeanne Napoleon, Elizaveta A. Kovrigina, Sandor Vajda, Dima Kozakov, Evgueni Kovriguine, Carla Mattos

Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications

We have recently discovered an allosteric switch in Ras, bringing an additional level of complexity to this GTPase whose mutants are involved in nearly 30% of cancers. Upon activation of the allosteric switch, there is a shift in helix 3/loop 7 associated with a disorder to order transition in the active site. Here, we use a combination of multiple solvent crystal structures and computational solvent mapping (FTMap) to determine binding site hot spots in the “off” and “on” allosteric states of the GTP-bound form of H-Ras. Thirteen sites are revealed, expanding possible target sites for ligand binding well beyond ...