Thursday December 14th 2017

Structure-activity relationship study, target identification, and pharmacological characterization of a small molecular IL-12/23 inhibitor, APY0201.

We describe the discovery of APY0201, a unique small molecular IL-12/23 production inhibitor, from activated macrophages and monocytes, and demonstrate ameliorated inflammation in an experimental model of colitis. Through a chemical proteomics approach using a highly sensitive direct nanoflow LC-MS/MS system and bait compounds equipped with the FLAG epitope associated regulator of PIKfyve (ArPIKfyve) was detected. Further study identified its associated protein phosphoinositide kinase, FYVE finger-containing (PIKfyve), as the target protein of APY0201, which was characterized as a potent, highly selective, ATP-competitive PIKfyve inhibitor that interrupts the conversion of phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PtdIns3P) to PtdIns(3,5)P2. These results elucidate the function of PIKfyve kinase i…

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Structure-activity relationship study, target identification, and pharmacological characterization of a small molecular IL-12/23 inhibitor, APY0201.

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