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1T4F: Structure Of Human Mdm2 In Complex With An Optimized P53 Peptide
Discovery and cocrystal structure of benzodiazepinedione HDM2 antagonists that activate p53 in cells
J. Med. Chem. (2005) 48 p.909-912
HDM2 binds to an alpha-helical transactivation domain of p53, inhibiting its tumor suppressive functions. A miniaturized thermal denaturation assay was used to screen chemical libraries, resulting in the discovery of a novel series of benzodiazepinedione antagonists of the HDM2-p53 interaction. The X-ray crystal structure of improved antagonists bound to HDM2 reveals their alpha-helix mimetic properties. These optimized molecules increase the transcription of p53 target genes and decrease proliferation of tumor cells expressing wild-type p53.