Late stage assay provider counterscreen from the probe development effort to identify selective inverse agonists of the Retinoic acid receptor-related Orphan Receptors (RORA): luminescence-based cell-based assay to identify activators of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR)
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Source (MLPCN Center Name): The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center (SRISMC)
Center Affiliation: The Scripps Research Institute, TSRI
Assay Provider: Patrick Griffin, TSRI
Network: Molecular Library Probe Production Center Network (MLPCN)
Grant Proposal Number: U54 MH084512
Grant Proposal PI: Patrick Griffin, TSRI
External Assay ID: FXR_ACT_LUMI_0384_FOLD-CHANGE MCSRUN Round 1
Name: Late stage assay provider counterscreen from the probe development effort to identify selective inverse
agonists of the Retinoic acid receptor-related Orphan Receptors (RORA): luminescence-based cell-based assay
to identify activators of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR).
Nuclear receptors are a family of small molecule and hormone-regulated transcription factors that share conserved DNA-binding and ligand-binding domains. Small pharmacological compounds able to bind to the cleft of the ligand-binding domain could alter its conformation and subsequently modify transcription of target genes. Such ligand agonists and/or antagonists have already been successfully designed for 23 nuclear receptors among the 48 previously identified in the human genome (1-3). RORalpha (RORa ; RORA; NR1F1) is one of three related orphan nuclear receptors, including RORbeta (RORB ; RORB; NR1F2) and RORgamma (RORg; RORC; NR1F3), known as "Retinoic Acid Receptor-related orphan receptors" (4).
RORA has unusual potential as a therapeutic target for the "metabolic syndrome" which results in pathologies such as insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and a pro-inflammatory state, that greatly elevates the risk of diabetes and atherosclerosis (5).The related RORC demonstrates significant expression in metabolic tissues such as liver, adipose, and skeletal muscle (6). These two receptors are implicated in several key aspects of this metabolic pathogenesis. For instance, the staggerer mouse, which carries a homozygous germline inactivation of RORA, shows low body weight, high food consumption (7-9), elevated angiogenesis in response to ischemia (10), susceptibility to atherosclerosis (9), and an abnormal serum lipid profile (11). RORG null mice exhibit normal plasma cholesterol levels, but when bred with the RORA staggerer mice, the resulting RORalpha/gamma knockout exhibits hypoglycemia not found in the single mutant animals. These studies reveal the functional redundancy of RORa and RORg in regulating blood glucose levels and highlight the need for RORalpha/gamma ligands that can bind to these receptors and modulate their transcriptional activity (12,13).
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13. The benzenesulfoamide T0901317 is a novel ROR / Inverse Agonist. Kumar N, Solt LA, Conkright JJ, Wang Y, Istrate MA, Busby SA, Garcia-Ordonez R, Burris TP, Griffin PR. Mol Pharm. Feb;77(2):228-36. Epub 2009 Nov 3.
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The purpose of this assay is to determine whether powder samples of RORA inverse agonist probe candidates are nonselective due to activation of FXR. This assay employs the FXR-expressing cell line from a GAL4 nuclear receptor library. In this assay, HEK293T cells co-transfected with a GAL4DBD-FXRLBD construct (GAL4-FXR) and a GAL4UAS-luciferase reporter construct are incubated for 18-24 hours with test compounds. The presence in this cell line of required co-activators allows the expression of luciferase driven by activated FXR nuclear receptors. As designed, compounds that activate FXR activity will activate the GAL4-FXR construct, thereby increasing GAL4DBD-mediated activation of the GAL4UAS-luciferase reporter, leading to an increase in well luminescence. Compounds were tested in at a nominal concentration of 10 uM. Six replicates were performed for each assay.
Luciferase reporter assays were conducted using a pBind GAL4DBD-FXRLBD construct and UAS luciferase reporter cotransfected into HEK293T cells. Reverse transfections were performed in bulk using 4E6 cells in 10 cm plates, 9 ug of total DNA and FuGene6 (Roche) in a 1:3 DNA: lipid ratio. Following 24 hour bulk transfection, cells from were counted and re-plated in 384 well plates at a density of 10,000 cells/well. Following 4 hour incubation, cells were treated with DMSO/compounds for 20 hours. The luciferase levels were measured by addition of BriteLite Plus (Perkin Elmer). Data was normalized to luciferase signal from DMSO treated cells.
The fold change inhibition for each compound was calculated as follows:
[Cells_treated_with_Test_Compound] / [Cells_treated_with_Vehicle(DMSO)]
The average fold change of each compound tested was calculated.
PubChem Activity Outcome and Score:
Any compound that exhibited a 2 fold change activation greater than the hit cutoff calculated (2 fold activation) was declared active.
Activity score was ranked by the potency of the compounds, with the most potent compounds assigned the highest activity scores.
The PubChem Activity Score range for inactive compounds is 100-1. There are no active compounds.
List of Reagents:
384 well plates (PerkinElmer, part 6007688)
Britelite Plus (PerkinElmer, part 6016767)
DMEM (Mediatech Inc, Part 10 013 CV)
Fugene 6 (Roche Applied Science, part 11814443001)
This assay was performed by the assay provider. This assay may have been run as two or more separate campaigns, each campaign testing a unique set of compounds. In this case the results of each separate campaign were assigned "Active/Inactive" status based upon that campaign's specific compound activity cutoff value. 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, or compounds that modulate well luminescence. 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.
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