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Structure of the BRAF-MEK Complex Reveals a Kinase Activity Independent Role for BRAF in MAPK Signaling

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Cell, September 2014
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Title
Structure of the BRAF-MEK Complex Reveals a Kinase Activity Independent Role for BRAF in MAPK Signaling
Published in
Cancer Cell, September 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.ccr.2014.07.007
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Authors

Jacob R. Haling, Jawahar Sudhamsu, Ivana Yen, Steve Sideris, Wendy Sandoval, Wilson Phung, Brandon J. Bravo, Anthony M. Giannetti, Ariana Peck, Alexandre Masselot, Tony Morales, Darin Smith, Barbara J. Brandhuber, Sarah G. Hymowitz, Shiva Malek

Abstract

Numerous oncogenic mutations occur within the BRAF kinase domain (BRAF(KD)). Here we show that stable BRAF-MEK1 complexes are enriched in BRAF(WT) and KRAS mutant (MT) cells but not in BRAF(MT) cells. The crystal structure of the BRAF(KD) in a complex with MEK1 reveals a face-to-face dimer sensitive to MEK1 phosphorylation but insensitive to BRAF dimerization. Structure-guided studies reveal that oncogenic BRAF mutations function by bypassing the requirement for BRAF dimerization for activity or weakening the interaction with MEK1. Finally, we show that conformation-specific BRAF inhibitors can sequester a dormant BRAF-MEK1 complex resulting in pathway inhibition. Taken together, these findings reveal a regulatory role for BRAF in the MAPK pathway independent of its kinase activity but dependent on interaction with MEK.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 237 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 81 33%
Researcher 52 21%
Student > Bachelor 28 11%
Student > Master 19 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 12 5%
Other 25 10%
Unknown 28 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 82 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 74 30%
Chemistry 23 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 3%
Other 9 4%
Unknown 31 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 March 2016.
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#1,971,031
of 17,829,175 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Cell
#1,087
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Outputs of similar age
#24,038
of 207,980 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Cell
#22
of 45 outputs
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