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Androgen receptor PDB id
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Protein chain
244 a.a. *
Waters ×106
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Androgen receptor
Title: Structural basis for the glucocorticoid response in a mutant human androgen receptor (arccr) derived from an androgen-independent prostate cancer
Structure: Androgen receptor. Chain: a. Fragment: ligand-binding domain, residues 670-917. Engineered: yes. Mutation: yes
Source: Homo sapiens. Human. Organism_taxid: 9606. Expressed in: escherichia coli. Expression_system_taxid: 511693. Expression_system_cell_line: de3
1.95Å     R-factor:   0.205     R-free:   0.285
Authors: P.M.Matias,M.A.Carrondo,R.Coelho,M.Thomaz,X.-Y.Zhao,A.Wegg, K.Crusius,U.Egner,P.Donner
Key ref: P.M.Matias et al. (2002). Structural basis for the glucocorticoid response in a mutant human androgen receptor (AR(ccr)) derived from an androgen-independent prostate cancer. J Med Chem, 45, 1439-1446. PubMed id: 11906285 DOI: 10.1021/jm011072j
27-Dec-01     Release date:   16-Jan-03    
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Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P10275  (ANDR_HUMAN) -  Androgen receptor
919 a.a.
244 a.a.*
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain
* PDB and UniProt seqs differ at 2 residue positions (black crosses)

 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     nucleus   1 term 
  Biological process     steroid hormone mediated signaling pathway   2 terms 
  Biochemical function     DNA binding     2 terms  


DOI no: 10.1021/jm011072j J Med Chem 45:1439-1446 (2002)
PubMed id: 11906285  
Structural basis for the glucocorticoid response in a mutant human androgen receptor (AR(ccr)) derived from an androgen-independent prostate cancer.
P.M.Matias, M.A.Carrondo, R.Coelho, M.Thomaz, X.Y.Zhao, A.Wegg, K.Crusius, U.Egner, P.Donner.
The crystal structure of a mutant androgen receptor (AR) ligand-binding domain (LBD) in complex with the agonist 9alpha-fluorocortisol has been determined at 1.95 A resolution. This mutant AR contains two mutations (L701H and T877A) and was previously reported as a high-affinity cortisol/cortisone responsive AR (AR(ccr)) isolated from the androgen-independent human prostate cancer cell lines MDA PCa 2a and 2b (Zhao et al. Nature Med. 2000, 6, 703-6). The three-dimensional structure of the AR(ccr) LBD complexed with 9alpha-fluorocortisol shows the typical conformation of an agonist-bound nuclear receptor in which helix 12 is precisely positioned as a "lid" for the ligand-binding pocket. Binding of 9alpha-fluorocortisol to the AR(ccr) involves favorable hydrogen bond patterns on the C17 and C21 substituents of the ligand due to the mutations at 701 and 877 in the AR(ccr). Our studies provide the first structural explanation for the glucocorticoid activation of AR(ccr), which is important for the development of new therapeutic treatments for androgen-independent prostate cancer.

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