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BioAssay: AID 2464

qHTS Assay for Inhibitors of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from Giardia Lamblia: Summary

The objective of this project is to obtain compounds that inhibit Giardia lamblia growth. G. lamblia is a human pathogen which afflicts impoverished nations; it is the most common cause of outbreaks of diarrhea in the United States. During the course of our study of potential drug targets in Giardia, we have identified the Class II (Zn2+ functions in electrophilic catalysis) more ..
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AID: 2464
Data Source: NCGC (FBPA822)
BioAssay Type: Summary, Candidate Probes/Leads with Supporting Evidence
Depositor Category: NIH Molecular Libraries Probe Production Network
BioAssay Version:
Deposit Date: 2010-03-03
Modify Date: 2010-04-28
Target
Related Experiments
AIDNameTypeComment
2451qHTS Assay for Inhibitors of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from Giardia LambliaConfirmatorydepositor-specified cross reference: Primary screen.
2472qHTS Assay for Inhibitors of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from Giardia Lamblia: Coupling assay counterscreenScreeningdepositor-specified cross reference: Coupling assay primary counterscreen.
2785qHTS Assay for Inhibitors of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from Giardia Lamblia: Giardia lamblia growth inhibitionConfirmatorydepositor-specified cross reference
2786qHTS Assay for Inhibitors of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from Giardia Lamblia: Mammalian cellular toxicityConfirmatorydepositor-specified cross reference
2787qHTS Assay for Inhibitors of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from Giardia Lamblia: Primary screen confirmationConfirmatorydepositor-specified cross reference
2794qHTS Assay for Inhibitors of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from Giardia Lamblia: Rabbit FBPA SelectivityConfirmatorydepositor-specified cross reference
2795qHTS Assay for Inhibitors of Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate Aldolase from Giardia Lamblia: Coupling assay counterscreen confirmationConfirmatorydepositor-specified cross reference
Description:
MLPCN Grant: MH085699-01

Assay Provider: Osnat Herzberg, University of Maryland

NCGC Assay Overview:

The objective of this project is to obtain compounds that inhibit Giardia lamblia growth. G. lamblia is a human pathogen which afflicts impoverished nations; it is the most common cause of outbreaks of diarrhea in the United States. During the course of our study of potential drug targets in Giardia, we have identified the Class II (Zn2+ functions in electrophilic catalysis) fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase (FBPA) as an excellent candidate for drug targeting. FBPA is a key glycolytic pathway enzyme, essential for G. lamblia survival. The human FBPA belongs to the Class I aldolases, which have a different substrate binding site structure and a radically different catalytic mechanism (employing a lysine-Schiff base intermediate). Therefore, affinity-based or mechanism-based inhibitors of the Giardia FBPA are expected not to interfere with the catalytic function of the human FBPA.

A glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase/triose phosphate isomerase/NAD/arsenate coupled assay was adapted to the 1536-well HTP format for use in the primary screen. This was done by coupling it to a diaphorase/resazurin/resorufin reaction that can be monitored by fluorescence (excitation, 544 nm; emission, 590 nm). Compounds identified in this screen will be further evaluated by coupling the glycerol-3-phosphate/triose phosphate isomerase/NADH assay to a phenazine methosulfate/tetranitroblue tetrazolium color reaction. False positives due to the dehydrogenases and diaphorase inhibition will be eliminated, and selectivity assay will triage inhibitors of mammalian triose phosphate isomerase and the Class I FBPA. G. lamblia FBPA inhibitors identified by the in vitro analyses will be examined for growth inhibition of Giardia trophozoites, and for cytotoxicity in human cells.
Protocol
See AID 2451 for detailed assay protocol.
Comment
No probes have yet been declared for this project.
Additional Information
Grant Number: MH085699-01

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