Luminescence-based dose response cell-based high throughput screening assay for cytotoxic compounds using the IEC-6 intestinal epithelial cell line.
Name: Luminescence-based dose response cell-based high throughput screening assay for cytotoxic compounds using the IEC-6 intestinal epithelial cell line. ..more
BioActive Compounds: 122
Depositor Specified Assays
Source (MLPCN Center Name): The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center
Affiliation: The Scripps Research Institute, TSRI
Assay Provider: Vincent Yang, Emory University
Network: Molecular Library Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN)
Grant Proposal Number 1-R03-DA026215-01
Grant Proposal PI: Vincent Yang
External Assay ID: IEC6CYTOX_INH_LUMI_1536_3XIC50
Name: Luminescence-based dose response cell-based high throughput screening assay for cytotoxic compounds using the IEC-6 intestinal epithelial cell line.
Transcription factors are essential regulators of transcription that bind DNA to control both the rate and frequency of gene expression (1). Many diseases of cell homeostasis are associated with aberrant transcription factor activity (2). Colon cancer, in particular, is a disease of uncontrolled proliferation of the epithelial cells that line the intestinal crypts. Kruppel-like factor 5 (KLF5) is a zinc finger-containing transcription factor that binds to GC-rich sequences in promoters of numerous genes (3) including cyclin D1 (4), cyclin B1/Cdc2 (4), and integrin-linked kinase (5). KLF5 is highly expressed in rapidly dividing epithelial cells in intestinal crypts (6). This expression pattern of KLF5, along with studies demonstrating that KLF5 mediates the transforming effects of oncogenic H-Ras (7), and that ectopic expression of KLF5 leads to increased cell proliferation and anchorage-independent growth of cultured intestinal epithelial cells (8, 9), suggest that KLF5 may be involved in colon cancer pathogenesis. Therefore, the identification of selective inhibitors of KLF5 may provide useful tools to elucidate the role of KLF5 as a regulator of cellular proliferation and tumor formation in the intestinal epithelium.
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IEC-6, intestinal epithelial cells, cytotoxicity, cell viability, KLF5, BTEB2, kruppel-like factor 5, cancer, dose response, counterscreen, HTS, high throughput screen, 1536, inhibitor, inhibition, luciferase, luminescence, CellTiter Glo, Scripps, Scripps Florida, The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center, SRIMSC, Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network, MLPCN.
The purpose of this assay is to determine dose response curves for compounds identified as active in a previous set of experiments entitled, "Luminescence-based counterscreen assay for KLF5 inhibitors: cell-based high throughput screening assay to identify cytotoxic compounds using the IEC-6 intestinal epithelial cell line" (AID 1825) and that confirmed activity in a set of experiments entitled "Luminescence-based confirmation cell-based assay for cytotoxic compounds using the IEC-6 intestinal epithelial cell line" (AID 1907) . In this assay, rat IEC-6 cells are incubated with test compounds, followed by determination of cell viability. The assay utilizes the CellTiter-Glo luminescent reagent to measure intracellular ATP in viable cells. Luciferase present in the reagent catalyzes the oxidation of beetle luciferin to oxyluciferin and light in the
presence of cellular ATP. Well luminescence is directly proportional to ATP levels and cell viability. As designed, compounds that reduce cell viability will reduce ATP levels, luciferin oxidation and light production, resulting in decreased well luminescence. Compounds were tested in triplicate in a 10-point 1:3 dilution series starting at a nominal test concentration of 40 micromolar.
The parental IEC-6 cell line was routinely cultured in T-175 sq cm flasks at 37 degrees C and 95% relative humidity (RH). The growth media consisted of RPMI -1640 supplemented with 10% v/v certified fetal bovine serum, 2 micrograms/ml human recombinant insulin, and 1X antibiotic mix (penicillin, streptomycin, and neomycin).
Prior to the start of the assay 1250 cells in a 5 microliter volume of growth media were dispensed into each well of 1536-well tissue culture-treated microtiter plates. The assay was started immediately by dispensing 20 nL of test compound in DMSO (0.4 % final DMSO concentration), DMSO alone, or doxorubicin (150 micromolar final concentration) to the appropriate wells. Next, the plates were incubated for 48 hours at 37 degrees C (5% CO2, 95% RH). After equilibrating the plates to room temperature for 30 minutes, the assay was stopped by dispensing 5 microliters of CellTiter-Glo reagent to each well, followed by incubation at room temperature for 15 minutes. Well luminescence was measured on the ViewLux plate reader.
The percent inhibition for each compound was calculated as follows:
%Inhibition = ( 1 - ( ( Test_Compound - Median_High_Control ) / ( Median_Low_Control - Median_High_Control ) ) ) * 100
Test_Compound is defined as wells containing test compound.
Low_Control is defined as wells containing DMSO.
High_Control is defined as wells containing doxorubicin.
For each test compound, percent inhibition was plotted against compound concentration. A four parameter equation describing a sigmoidal dose-response curve was then fitted with adjustable baseline using Assay Explorer software (MDL Information Systems). The reported IC50 values were generated from fitted curves by solving for the X-intercept value at the 50% inhibition level of the Y-intercept value. In cases where the highest concentration tested (i.e. 40 micromolar) did not result in greater than 50% inhibition, the IC50 was determined manually as greater than 40 micromolar. Compounds with an IC50 greater than 10 micromolar were considered inactive. Compounds with an IC50 equal to or less than 10 micromolar were considered active.
Any compound with a percent activity value <50% at all test concentrations was assigned an activity score of zero. Any compound with a percent activity value >50% at any test concentration was assigned an activity score greater than zero. Activity score was then ranked by the potency, with the most potent compounds assigned the highest activity scores.
The activity score range for active compounds is 100-1, there are no inactives.
List of Reagents:
IEC-6 cell line (provided by Assay Provider)
DMEM medium (Invitrogen, part 11995-065)
100X Penicillin-Streptomycin-Neomycin mix (Invitrogen, part 15640-055)
Human, recombinant insulin (Invitrogen, part 12585-014)
Trypsin-EDTA solution (Invitrogen, part 25200-056)
Fetal Bovine Serum (Invitrogen, part 16000-044)
Cell Titer Glo (Promega, part G75729)
Doxorubicin (Sigma Chemical, part D1515)
T-175 tissue culture flasks (Corning, part 431080)
1536-well plates (Greiner, part 789173)
Due to the increasing size of the MLPCN compound library, this assay may have been run as two or more separate campaigns, each campaign testing a unique set of compounds. In this assay doxorubicin had an IC50 of approximately 100 nM. All data reported were normalized on a per-plate basis. Possible artifacts of this assay can include, but are not limited to: dust or lint located in or on wells of the microtiter plate, compounds that modulate well fluorescence. All test compound concentrations reported above and below are nominal; the specific test concentration(s) for a particular compound may vary based upon the actual sample provided by the MLSMR. The MLSMR was not able to provide all compounds selected for testing in this AID.
* Activity Concentration. ** Test Concentration.
Data Table (Concise)