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Resistance to Enediyne Antitumor Antibiotics by Sequestration

RCC2 is a novel p53 target in suppressing metastasisThe enediynes, microbial natural products with extraordinary cytotoxicities, have been translated into clinical drugs. Two self-resistance mechanisms are known in the enediyne producers-apoproteins for the nine-membered enediynes and self-sacrifice proteins for the ten-membered enediyne calicheamicin. Here we show that: (1) tnmS1, tnmS2, and tnmS3 encode tiancimycin (TNM) resistance in its producer Streptomyces sp. CB03234, (2) tnmS1, tnmS2, and tnmS3 homologs are found in all anthraquinone-fused enediyne producers, (3) TnmS1, TnmS2, and TnmS3 share a similar β barrel-like structure, bind TNMs with nanomolar KD values, and confer resistance by sequestration, and (4) TnmS1, TnmS2, and TnmS3 homologs are widespread in nature, including in the human microbiome. These findings unveil an unprecedented resistance mechanism for the enediynes. Mechanisms of self-resistance in producers serve as models to predict and combat future drug resistance in clinical settings. Enediyne-based chemotherapies should now consider the fact that the human microbiome harbors genes encoding enediyne resistance.

Cell Chem Biol. 2018 May 29.

pii: S2451-9456(18)30183-1.

doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2018.05.012

  Chang CY, Yan X, Crnovcic I, Annaval T, Chang C, Nocek B, Rudolf JD, Yang D, Hindra, Babnigg G, Joachimiak A, Phillips GN Jr, Shen B.

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DNA Sequence Recognition of Human CXXC Domains and Their Structural Determinants

Structure-guided design of an Hsp90β N-terminal isoform-selective inhibitor



Nat Commun. 2018 Jan 30;9(1):425.
doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02013-1.

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