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Title : Soluble epoxide hydrolase-targeting PROTAC activates AMPK and inhibits endoplasmic reticulum stress - Peyman_2023_Biomed.Pharmacother_168_115667
Author(s) : Peyman M , Barroso E , Turcu AL , Estrany F, Jr. , Smith D , Jurado-Aguilar J , Rada P , Morisseau C , Hammock BD , Valverde A M , Palomer X , Galdeano C , Vazquez S , Vazquez-Carrera M
Ref : Biomed Pharmacother , 168 :115667 , 2023
Abstract : Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is a drug target with the potential for therapeutic utility in the areas of inflammation, neurodegenerative disease, chronic pain, and diabetes, among others. Proteolysis-targeting chimeras (PROTACs) molecules offer new opportunities for targeting sEH, due to its capacity to induce its degradation. Here, we describe that the new ALT-PG2, a PROTAC that degrades sEH protein in the human hepatic Huh-7 cell line, in isolated mouse primary hepatocytes, and in the liver of mice. Remarkably, sEH degradation caused by ALT-PG2 was accompanied by an increase in the phosphorylated levels of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), while phosphorylated extracellular-signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) was reduced. Consistent with the key role of these kinases on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, ALT-PG2 attenuated the levels of ER stress and inflammatory markers. Overall, the findings of this study indicate that targeting sEH with degraders is a promising pharmacological strategy to promote AMPK activation and to reduce ER stress and inflammation.
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PubMedSearch : Peyman_2023_Biomed.Pharmacother_168_115667
PubMedID: 37826940
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-EPHX2