Late stage assay provider results from the probe development effort to identify dual inhibitors of LYPLA1 and LYPLA2: fluorescence-based cell-based inhibition
Name: Late stage assay provider results from the probe development effort to identify dual inhibitors of LYPLA1 and LYPLA2: fluorescence-based cell-based inhibition. ..more
BioActive Compounds: 2
Source (MLPCN Center Name): The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center (SRIMSC)
Center Affiliation: The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)
Assay Provider: Benjamin Cravatt, TSRI
Network: Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN)
Grant Proposal Number: 1 R01 CA132630
Grant Proposal PI: Benjamin Cravatt, TSRI
External Assay ID: LYPLA1_INH_FLUO_ABPP_INSITU_1XINH
Name: Late stage assay provider results from the probe development effort to identify dual inhibitors of LYPLA1 and LYPLA2: fluorescence-based cell-based inhibition.
Protein palmitoylation is an essential post-translational modification necessary for trafficking and localization of regulatory proteins that play key roles in cell growth and signaling. Numerous proteins have been identified as targets of palmitoylation, including cytoskeletal proteins, kinases, receptors, and other proteins involved in various aspects of cellular signaling and homeostasis (1). Using a global chemo-proteomic method for the metabolic incorporation and identification of palmitoylated proteins, we were able to identify hundreds of palmitoylated proteins, revealing palmitoylation as a widespread post-translational modification (PTM) (2). Palmitoylation involves an acyl-thioester linkage to specific cysteines (3,4). Given the labile properties of thioesters, palmitoylation is potentially reversible and may be regulated in a manner analogous to other PTMs (e.g., phosphorylation). As such, identification of proteins responsible for the dynamic modulation of palmitoylation is paramount to understanding its patho/physiological roles. For example, multiple oncogenes, including HRAS and SRC, require palmitoylation for malignant transformation (5), suggesting protein palmitoyl thioesterases may have tumor suppressor activity required to repress aberrant growth signaling. More than a decade ago, the cytosolic serine hydrolase acyl-protein thioesterase 1 (APT1) was identified as an in vitro HRAS palmitoyl thioesterase (6). Initially classified as lysophospholipase 1 (LYPLA1) (7), the enzyme has since been demonstrated to have several hundred-fold higher activity as a protein thioesterase. While the in vitro data (6,8) provided an intriguing clue to its possible role in vivo, prior to our studies, little was known about the in vivo thioesterase activity of LYPLA1. Upon retroviral shRNA knockdown of LYPLA1, we found that HRAS was robustly hyper-palmitoylated, providing the first evidence that the endogenous enzyme is a functional protein palmitoyl thioesterase capable of regulating HRAS palmitoylation in mammalian cells. However, shRNA resulted in only an 80% reduction in LYPLA1 expression (unpublished). LYPLA2 (a.k.a. APT2) is 65% identical to LYPLA1, and also exhibits lysophospholipase activity in vitro, but its potential role as a thioesterase is unknown (9). shRNA knockdown studies of LYPLA2 revealed only partial knockdown of the enzyme, making substrate identification inconclusive (unpublished). A principle goal of post-genomic research is the determination of the molecular and cellular role of uncharacterized enzymes like LYPLA1 and LYPLA2. As such, a dual inhibitor selective for both LYPLA1 and LYPLA2 would greatly aid investigations into the biological function of these related enzymes. Several inhibitors of LYPLA1 have been described (10,11), but none of these agents have proven capable of inhibiting LYPLA1 activity in cells, and no selective inhibitors of LYPLA2 have been reported to date. To comprehensively identify LYPLA1 and LYPLA2 substrates and functionally test the role of these enzymes in dynamic de-palmitoylation and tumorigenesis, development of a high affinity inhibitor, capable of achieving temporal and more complete control over activity, is critical.
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2. Martin, B.R. and Cravatt, B.F. Large-scale profiling of protein palmitoylation in mammalian cells. Nat Methods, 2009. 6: 135-138.
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Assays (see Protocol for details)
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The purpose of this assay is to determine whether or not powder samples of test compounds can inhibit LYPLA1, LYPLA2 and anti-target ABHD11 activity in situ. In this assay, cultured BW5147-derived murine T-cells are incubated with test compound. Cells are harvested and the soluble fraction is isolated and reacted with a rhodamine-conjugated fluorophosphonate (FP-Rh) activity-based probe. The reaction products are separated by SDS-PAGE and visualized in-gel using a flatbed fluorescence scanner. The percentage activity remaining is determined by measuring the integrated optical density (IOD) of the bands. As designed, test compounds that act as LYPLA1, LYPLA2 and/or ABHD11 inhibitors will prevent enzyme-probe interactions, thereby decreasing the proportion of bound fluorescent probe, giving lower fluorescence intensity in the band in the gel.
BW5147-derived murine T-cells (5 mL total volume; supplemented with FCS) were treated with 30 nM test compound (5 uL of a 1000x stock in DMSO) for 2 hours at 37 C. Cells were harvested, washed 4 times with 10 mL DPBS, and homogenized by sonication in DPBS. The soluble fraction was isolated by centrifugation (100K x g, 45 minutes) and the protein concentration was adjusted to 1 mg/mL with DPBS. FP-Rh (1 uL of 50x stock in DMSO) was added to a final concentration of 2 uM in 50 uL total reaction volume. The reaction was incubated for 30 minutes at 25 C, quenched with 2x SDS-PAGE loading buffer, separated by SDS-PAGE and visualized by in-gel fluorescent scanning. The percentage activity remaining was determined by measuring the integrated optical density of the LYPLA1 band, the LYPLA2 band, and the ABHD11 band relative to a DMSO-only (no compound) control.
% Inhibition = ( 1 - ( IOD_Test_Compound - IOD_Low_Control ) / ( IOD_High_Control - IOD_Low_Control ) ) * 100
Test_Compound is defined as LYPLA1, LYPLA2, or ABHD11 in cells treated with test compound.
High_Control is defined as LYPLA1, LYPLA2, or ABHD11 in cells treated with DMSO only (no compound).
Low_Control is defined as background in a blank region of the gel.
PubChem Activity Outcome and Score:
The following applies to each panel in this assay:
Compounds with greater than or equal to 90% inhibition were considered active. Compounds with inhibition less than 90% inhibition were considered inactive.
The score has been normalized to 100% of the observed percent inhibition.
LYPLA1 Score: The PubChem Activity Score range for active compounds is 100-100, and for inactive compounds 0-0.
LYPLA2 Score: The PubChem Activity Score range for active compounds is 100-100, and for inactive compounds 0-0.
ABHD11 Score: The PubChem Activity Score range for active compounds is 100-100. There are no inactive compounds.
Overall Outcome and Score:
Compounds that were active in both LYPLA1 and LYPLA2 assays were considered active. Compounds that were inactive in either LYPLA1 and/or LYPLA2 assay were considered inactive.
The overall score is 0 if the compound was inactive and 100 if the compound was active.
The PubChem Activity Score range for active compounds is 100-100, and for inactive compounds 0-0.
List of Reagents:
BW5147-derived murine T-cells (provided by Assay Provider)
RPMI Media (CellGro 10-040-CV)
FCS (Omega Scientific, FB-01)
DPBS (Cellgro 20-031-CV)
FP-Rh (provided by the Assay Provider)
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