In Silico adoption of an orphan nuclear receptor NR4A1

Harald Lanig, Felix Reisen, David Whitley, Gisbert Schneider, Lee Banting, Timothy Clark

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A 4.1μs molecular dynamics simulation of the NR4A1 (hNur77) apo-protein has been undertaken and a previously undetected druggable pocket has become apparent that is located remotely from the ‘traditional’ nuclear receptor ligand-binding site. A NR4A1/bis-indole ligand complex at this novel site has been found to be stable over 1 μs of simulation and to result in an interesting conformational transmission to a remote loop that has the capacity to communicate with a NBRE within a RXR-α/NR4A1 heterodimer. Several features of the simulations undertaken indicate how NR4A1 can be affected by alternate-site modulators.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0135246
JournalPLoS One
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2015


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