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Title : Chemoproteomics-Enabled Identification of 4-Oxo-beta-Lactams as Inhibitors of Dipeptidyl Peptidases 8 and 9 - Carvalho_2022_Angew.Chem.Int.Ed.Engl_61_e202210498
Author(s) : Carvalho LAR , Ross B , Fehr L , Bolgi O , Wohrle S , Lum KM , Podlesainski D , Vieira AC , Kiefersauer R , Felix R , Rodrigues T , Lucas SD , Gross O , Geiss-Friedlander R , Cravatt BF , Huber R , Kaiser M , Moreira R
Ref : Angew Chem Int Ed Engl , : , 2022
Abstract : Dipeptidyl peptidases 8 and 9 (DPP8/9) have gathered interest as drug targets due to their important roles in biological processes like immunity and tumorigenesis. Elucidation of their distinct individual functions remains an ongoing task and could benefit from the availability of novel, chemically diverse and selective chemical tools. Here, we report the activity-based protein profiling (ABPP)-mediated discovery of 4-oxo-beta-lactams as potent, non-substrate-like nanomolar DPP8/9 inhibitors. X-ray crystallographic structures revealed different ligand binding modes for DPP8 and DPP9, including an unprecedented targeting of an extended S2' (eS2') subsite in DPP8. Biological assays confirmed inhibition at both target and cellular levels. Altogether, our integrated chemical proteomics and structure-guided small molecule design approach led to novel DPP8/9 inhibitors with alternative molecular inhibition mechanisms, delivering the highest selectivity index reported to date.
ESTHER : Carvalho_2022_Angew.Chem.Int.Ed.Engl_61_e202210498
PubMedSearch : Carvalho_2022_Angew.Chem.Int.Ed.Engl_61_e202210498
PubMedID: 36089535
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-DPP8 , human-DPP9

Title : Ghrelin Octanoylation Is Completely Stabilized in Biological Samples by Alkyl Fluorophosphonates - McGovern-Gooch_2016_Endocrinology_157_4330
Author(s) : McGovern-Gooch KR , Rodrigues T , Darling JE , Sieburg MA , Abizaid A , Hougland JL
Ref : Endocrinology , 157 :4330 , 2016
Abstract : Ghrelin is a peptide hormone involved in multiple physiological processes related to energy homeostasis. This hormone features a unique posttranslational serine octanoylation modification catalyzed by the enzyme ghrelin O-acyltransferase, with serine octanoylation essential for ghrelin to bind and activate its cognate receptor. Ghrelin deacylation rapidly occurs in circulation, with both ghrelin and desacyl ghrelin playing important roles in biological signaling. Understanding the regulation and physiological impact of ghrelin signaling requires the ability to rapidly protect ghrelin from deacylation in biological samples such as blood serum or cell lysates to preserve the relative concentrations of ghrelin and desacyl ghrelin. In in vitro ghrelin O-acyltransferase activity assays using insect microsomal protein fractions and mammalian cell lysate and blood serum, we demonstrate that alkyl fluorophosphonate treatment provides rapid, complete, and long-lasting protection of ghrelin acylation against serine ester hydrolysis without interference in enzyme assay or ELISA analysis. Our results support alkyl fluorophosphonate treatment as a general tool for stabilizing ghrelin and improving measurement of ghrelin and desacyl ghrelin concentrations in biochemical and clinical investigations and suggest current estimates for active ghrelin concentration and the ghrelin to desacyl ghrelin ratio in circulation may underestimate in vivo conditions.
ESTHER : McGovern-Gooch_2016_Endocrinology_157_4330
PubMedSearch : McGovern-Gooch_2016_Endocrinology_157_4330
PubMedID: 27623288