Counterscreen for IDE inhibitors: Luminescence-based cell-based high throughput dose response assay to identify compounds that are cytotoxic to HEK cells
Name: Counterscreen for IDE inhibitors: Luminescence-based cell-based high throughput dose response assay to identify compounds that are cytotoxic to HEK cells. ..more
BioActive Compound: 1
Source (MLPCN Center Name): The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center (SRIMSC)
Center Affiliation: The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)
Assay Provider: Malcolm Leissring, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Network: Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN)
Grant Proposal Number: 1 R03 DA024888-01
Grant Proposal PI: Malcolm Leissring, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
External Assay ID: HEK293CYTOX_INH_LUMI_1536_3XIC50 DCSRUN
Name: Counterscreen for IDE inhibitors: Luminescence-based cell-based high throughput dose response assay to identify compounds that are cytotoxic to HEK cells.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by accumulation of amyloid beta-protein (A-beta; Abeta) in brain regions involved in memory and cognition (1). The steady-state levels of AB reflect a balance between its production via beta- and gamma-secretases and its catabolism by proteolytic degradation (2-4). Because Abeta cleavage products are less neurotoxic than intact Abeta, enzymes that cleave Abeta are of therapeutic interest for AD. In fact, upregulation of Abeta-degrading proteases can prevent AD-like pathology in beta-amyloid precursor protein (APP) transgenic mice (5), suggesting that enhancing AB degradation may be therapeutic in human AD. Insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) is an Abeta-degrading zinc metalloprotease that requires a free thiol and bivalent cations to degrade extracellular Abeta in neurons and other cell types (6-8). The deduced sequence of IDE shares little homology to other proteinases, including cysteine, metallo-, serine, or aspartic proteases (9). Most IDE is localized inside the cell (10), where it can degrade internalized insulin (11), insulin-like growth factors I and II (12), and amylin (13), which make IDE an attractive target for type-2 diabetes. However, since IDE has also been found in the extracellular space and at the plasma membrane (6), it can function as a principal protease in Abeta catabolism (5, 14, 15). IDE secretion is not dependent upon the classical secretion pathway (16). Studies showing reduced IDE levels in human AD patients (17, 18), combined with increased brain AB levels in IDE-deficient mice (14, 15), and association studies suggesting that IDE variants may be associated with AD severity (19-23), suggest that the identification of compounds that selectively modulate IDE activity will present as important tools for the study of IDE function, AD, and diabetes(24).
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The purpose of this assay is to determine whether compounds identified as active in a set of experiments entitled, "Fluorescence polarization-based cell-based high throughput primary assay to identify inhibitors of insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE)" (AID 434962), and that confirmed activity in a set of experiments entitled, "Fluorescence polarization-based cell-based high throughput confirmation assay for inhibitors of insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE)" (AID 435028) were nonselective due to HEK cytotoxicity. In this assay, HEK cells are incubated with test compounds, followed by determination of cell viability (24). 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 are tested in duplicate using a 10-point 1:3 dilution series starting at a nominal test concentration of 56 uM.
HEK cells were cultured in T-175 sq cm flasks at 37 C and 95% relative humidity (RH). The growth media consisted of Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Media (DMEM) containing 10% v/v fetal bovine serum, 1X antibiotic mix (penicillin, streptomycin, and neomycin).
Prior to the start of the assay 500 cells in a 5 uL volume of growth media were dispensed into each well of 1536-well tissue culture-treated microtiter plates. The assay was started immediately by dispensing 28 nL of test compound in DMSO (0.06% final DMSO concentration), DMSO alone, or doxorubicin (150 uM final concentration) to the appropriate wells. Next, the plates were incubated for 48 hours at 37 C (5% CO2, 95% RH). After equilibrating the plates to room temperature for 30 minutes, the assay was stopped by dispensing 5 uL 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 (Symyx Technologies Inc). 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. 56 uM) did not result in greater than 50% inhibition, the IC50 was determined manually as greater than 56 uM.
PubChem Activity Outcome and Score:
Compounds with an IC50 greater than 10 uM were considered inactive. Compounds with an IC50 equal to or less than 10 uM 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 PubChem Activity Score range for active compounds is 100-100, and for inactive compounds 80-0.
List of Reagents:
HEK cells (supplied by Assay Provider)
Cell Titer Glo (Promega, part G75729)
Doxorubicin (Sigma Chemical, part D1515)
BSA (Sigma, part A9647)
DMEM (Invitrogen, part 11965)
Phenol-red free DMEM (Invitrogen, part 21063)
FBS (Hyclone, part SH30088.03)
Pen/Step/Neo mix (Gibco, part 15640)
1536-well plates (Greiner, part 789176)
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 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, and compounds that quench or emit luminescence within the well. All test compound concentrations reported are nominal; the specific concentration for a particular test compound may vary based upon the actual sample provided by the MLSMR.
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Assay Format: Cell-based
Assay Cell Type: HEK
Assay Format: Cell-based
Assay Type: Functional
* Activity Concentration. ** Test Concentration.
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