Ann-Gerd Thorsell

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Oestrogens exert their physiological effects through two receptor subtypes. Here we report the three-dimensional structure of the oestrogen receptor beta isoform (ERbeta) ligand-binding domain (LBD) in the presence of the phyto-oestrogen genistein and the antagonist raloxifene. The overall structure of ERbeta-LBD is very similar to that previously reported(More)
Inhibitors of poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) family proteins are currently in clinical trials as cancer therapeutics, yet the specificity of many of these compounds is unknown. Here we evaluated a series of 185 small-molecule inhibitors, including research reagents and compounds being tested clinically, for the ability to bind to the catalytic domains of(More)
BACKGROUND Estrogens exert their effects on target tissues by binding to a nuclear transcription factor termed the estrogen receptor (ER). Previous structural studies have demonstrated that each class of ER ligand (agonist, partial agonist, and SERM antagonist) induces distinctive orientations in the receptor's carboxy-terminal transactivation helix. The(More)
ADP-ribosyltransferases (ARTs) catalyze the transfer of ADP-ribose from NAD(+) onto substrates. Some ARTs generate in an iterative process ADP-ribose polymers that serve as adaptors for distinct protein domains. Other ARTs, exemplified by ARTD10, function as mono-ADP-ribosyltransferases, but it has been unclear whether this modification occurs in cells and(More)
The diphtheria toxin-like ADP-ribosyltransferases (ARTDs) are an enzyme family that catalyzes the transfer of ADP-ribose units onto substrate proteins by using nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) as a cosubstrate. They have a documented role in chromatin remodelling and DNA repair, and inhibitors of ARTD1 and 2 (PARP1 and 2) are currently in clinical(More)
The discovery and synthesis of dihydrobenzoxathiins as potent, ERalpha subtype selective ligands are described. The most active analogue, 4-D, was found to be 50-fold selective in a competitive binding assay and 100-fold selective in a transactivation assay in HEK-293 cells. The alpha selectivity was postulated to lie in the interaction of the sulfur atom(More)
ADP-ribosylation is involved in the regulation of DNA repair, transcription, and other processes. The 18 human ADP-ribose transferases with diphtheria toxin homology include ARTD1/PARP1, a cancer drug target. Knowledge of other family members may guide therapeutics development and help evaluate potential drug side effects. Here, we present the crystal(More)
BACKGROUND Steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein related lipid transfer (START) domains are small globular modules that form a cavity where lipids and lipid hormones bind. These domains can transport ligands to facilitate lipid exchange between biological membranes, and they have been postulated to modulate the activity of other domains of the(More)
Inhibiting ADP-ribosyl transferases with PARP-inhibitors is considered a promising strategy for the treatment of many cancers and ischemia, but most of the cellular targets are poorly characterized. Here, we describe an inhibitor of ADP-ribosyltransferase-3/poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-3 (ARTD3), a regulator of DNA repair and mitotic progression. In vitro(More)
Protein ADP-ribosylation is a post-translational modification involved in DNA repair, protein degradation, transcription regulation, and epigenetic events. Intracellular ADP-ribosylation is catalyzed predominantly by ADP-ribosyltransferases with diphtheria toxin homology (ARTDs). The most prominent member of the ARTD family, poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1(More)