PMID: 30407816
Heidenreich D, Moustakim M, Schmidt J, Merk D, Brennan PE, Fedorov O, Chaikuad A, Knapp S
Structure-Based Approach toward Identification of Inhibitory Fragments for Eleven-Nineteen-Leukemia Protein (ENL).
J Med Chem. 2018 Nov 26. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b01457.
Lysine acetylation is an epigenetic mark that is principally recognized by bromodomains, and recently structurally diverse YEATS domains also emerged as readers of lysine acetyl/acylations. Here we present a crystallography-based strategy and the discovery of fragments binding to the ENL YEATS domain, a potential drug target. Crystal structures combined with synthetic efforts led to the identification of a submicromolar binder, providing first starting points for the development of chemical probes for this reader domain family.