TRFRET-based biochemical primary high throughput screening assay to identify inhibitors of the interaction of the Ras and Rab interactor 1 protein (Rin1) and the c-abl oncogene 1, non-receptor tyrosine kinase (Abl)
Name: TRFRET-based biochemical primary high throughput screening assay to identify inhibitors of the interaction of the Ras and Rab interactor 1 protein (Rin1) and the c-abl oncogene 1, non-receptor tyrosine kinase (Abl). ..more
BioActive Compounds: 1433
Source (MLPCN Center Name): The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center (SRIMSC)
Affiliation: The Scripps Research Institute, TSRI
Assay Provider: John Colicelli, UCLA
Network: Molecular Library Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN)
Grant Proposal Number: 1 R01 CA136699-01A1
Grant Proposal PI: John Colicelli, UCLA
External Assay ID: RIN1-ABL_INH_TRFRET_1536_1X%INH PRUN
Name: TRFRET-based biochemical primary high throughput screening assay to identify inhibitors of the interaction of the Ras and Rab interactor 1 protein (Rin1) and the c-abl oncogene 1, non-receptor tyrosine kinase (Abl).
Chromosome translocations that join the BCR and ABL1 (a.k.a. c-Abl) genes give rise to BCR-ABL1 fusion proteins causative in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), some cases of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and occasionally other myeloproliferative disorders (1). In addition, ETV6 forms fusion oncogenes with ABL1 (2) and the closely related ABL2 (a.k.a. Arg) (3) in some leukemias. ABL proteins are non-receptor tyrosine kinases normally under tight regulation, but BCR-ABL1 fusions are constitutively active. The ABL kinase inhibitor imatinib mesylate (a.k.a. STI571 or Gleevec) is an effective treatment for CML (4), demonstrating that direct oncoprotein targeting can be used to manage cancer and perhaps eventually be part of a curative therapy. Some leukemias with activated ABL oncoproteins do not respond to imatinib, however, and for CML patients who do respond there is a significant risk of developing resistance due to strong selective pressure for BCR-ABL1 kinase domain mutations that block inhibitor action (5). Resistance and relapse are even more common in BCR-ABL1 positive ALL. Some attempts have been made to circumvent resistance by reducing BCR-ABL1 expression (6, 7) or stability (8, 9) or by targeting collaborative signaling pathways (10-12). A more direct approach for improving treatment would be to maintain focus on reducing tyrosine kinase activity by targeting oncogenic ABL outside the catalytic site.
RIN1 is a RAS effector protein that binds to and activates ABL tyrosine kinases (13, 14). Signaling is initiated by low affinity binding of a proline rich sequence on RIN1 to the SH3 domain of ABL. This interaction leads to phosphorylation of RIN1 on tyrosine 36, which subsequently associates with the ABL SH2 domain. The resulting stable divalent interaction (RIN1 proline-rich motif and phospho-Tyr36 bound to ABL SH3 and SH2 domains, respectively) relieves the ABL autoinhibitory fold and leads to activation of the ABL kinase through enhanced catalytic efficiency (13). Both ABL1 and ABL2 are activated by RIN1, and this requires only the ABL SH3, SH2 and kinase domains. Activation by RIN1 is independent of ABL trans-phosphorylation and is unaffected by an imatinib-resistance mutation (13). Silencing of RIN1 results in less tyrosine phosphorylation of the ABL substrate CRKL, and deletion of the mouse Rin1 gene causes reduction in basal levels of phospho-CRKL (14). These data demonstrate that RIN1 directly stimulates the tyrosine kinase activity of ABL proteins and is required for maintaining normal ABL kinase activity.
Because human ABL fusion oncoproteins consistently retain the autoinhibitory SH3 and SH2 domains, we reasoned that these constitutively active tyrosine kinases might still be subject to positive regulation by RIN1. Indeed, RIN1 binds to and enhances the catalytic, transforming and leukemogenic properties of BCR-ABL1. Deletion of RIN1 blocked transformation of bone marrow cells by BCR-ABL1 and ETV6-ABL1. Transformation was rescued by ectopic RIN1, indicating a cell autonomous mechanism. BCR-ABL1T315I, a drug resistant mutant found in CML patients, was also dependent on RIN1 for transformation. Silencing of RIN1 in human leukemia cells reduced phospho-tyrosine levels and sensitized cells to imatinib. The dependence of BCR-ABL1 on a directly binding regulator (RIN1) provides a unique point of vulnerability that could be exploited to treat kinase inhibitor-resistant leukemias. In addition, combining drugs that inhibit BCR-ABL1 activation by RIN1 with standard ABL kinase inhibitors could provide therapy that is more efficacious and less prone to resistance and disease relapse. Finally, the concept of interference with positive regulators may be applicable to the targeted therapy of other oncogenic kinases.
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The purpose of this assay is to identify compounds that inhibit the interaction of ABL1 with a positive regulator RIN1. This biochemical TRFRET-based assay employs RIN1-SBP and ABL1-GFP fusion proteins as binding partners, whose interaction is monitored using strep-Terbium (Tb). Preincubation of the fusion proteins allows tyrosine phosphorylation of RIN1-SBP by ABL1-GFP, and leads to formation of a stable complex. A streptavidin-complexed lanthanide (Tb) attaches to the streptavidin-binding-peptide (SBP) tag on RIN1. When excited, Tb transfers energy to a GFP tag on ABL1, now complexed with RIN1-SBP. As designed, a compound that acts as an inhibitor of the RIN1::ABL1 interaction will prevent either phosphorylation of RIN1-SBP and/or inhibit RIN-ABL complex formation, leading to reduced energy transfer and reduced well FRET (GFP emission / Tb emission). Compounds are tested in singlicate at a final nominal concentration of 7.35 uM.
The assay was started by dispensing 5 uL of Control Mix in assay buffer (10 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.4, 100 mM NaCl, 10 mM MgCl2, 500 uM ATP, 1 mM DTT, 100 uM Na3VO4 and 100 uM BSA) containing 100 nM of ABL-eGFP and 2.5 nM of Terbium-Streptavidin into columns 1 thru columns 3 of 1536 microtiter plates. Next, 5 uL of Experimental Mix containing 100 nM of ABL-eGFP, 2.5 nM Terbium-Streptavidin and 100 nM of RIN1-SBP in assay buffer were dispensed into columns 4 thru 48. Then, the plates were centrifuged and pinned with 37 nL of test compound in DMSO or DMSO alone (0.73% final concentration). The plates were incubated for 60 minutes at 25 C and TR-FRET was measured on a Viewlux microplate reader (Perkin Elmer, Turku, Finland). After excitation at 340 nm, well fluorescence was monitored at 495 nm and 525 nm. For each well, a fluorescence ratio was calculated according to the following mathematical expression:
Ratio = I525nm / I495nm
I525nm represents the measured fluorescence emission at 525 nm.
I495nm represents the measured fluorescence emission at 495 nm.
The percent inhibition for each compound was calculated using as follows:
%_Inhibition = 100 * (Ratio_Test_Compound - Median_Ratio_Low_Control ) / ( Median_Ratio_High_Control - Median_Ratio_Low_Control ) )
Test_Compound is defined as wells containing the Experimental Mix in the presence of test compound.
High_Control is defined as wells containing the Control Mix and DMSO.
Low_Control is defined as wells containing the Experimental Mix and DMSO.
PubChem Activity Outcome and Score:
A mathematical algorithm was used to determine nominally inhibiting compounds in the primary screen. Two values were calculated for each assay plate: (1) the average percent inhibition of low control wells and (2) three times their standard deviation. The sum of these two values for each assay plate was used as a cutoff parameter, i.e. any compound that exhibited greater % inhibition than the cutoff parameter was declared active.
The reported PubChem Activity Score has been normalized to 100% observed inhibition. Negative % inhibition values are reported as activity score zero.
The PubChem Activity Score range for active compounds is 100-4, and for inactive compounds 16-0.
List of Reagents:
RIN1-SBP fusion protein (supplied by Assay Provider)
ABL1-eGFP fusion protein (supplied by Assay Provider)
LanthaScreen Terbium-Streptavidin (Invitrogen, part PV3966)
Tris (Amresco, part 0497)
NaCl (Sigma, part S6546)
MgCl2 (Fisher, part BP214)
Na3VO4 (Fisher, part S454)
ATP (Sigma, part A7699)
DTT (Fisher, part BP172)
BSA (EMD Biosciences, part 2910)
1536-well plates (Corning, part 7234)
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. 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 modulate well fluorescence/FRET. 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.
In this assay not all plates were run in the same batch. This resulted in batch-to-batch variation among the different batches of plates, thereby necessitating the use of a plate-based activity cutoff. For this reason the inactive and active scores overlap.
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From BioAssay Depositor:
BAO: assay format: biochemical format: protein format: protein complex format
BAO: bioassay specification: assay biosafety level: bsl1
BAO: bioassay specification: assay measurement type: endpoint assay
BAO: bioassay specification: assay readout content: assay readout method: regular screening
BAO: bioassay specification: assay readout content: content readout type: single readout
BAO: bioassay specification: assay stage: primary
BAO: meta target detail: binding reporter specification: interaction: protein-protein
BAO: version: 1.4b1090
Assay Format: Biochemical
** Test Concentration.
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