Summary of the probe development efforts to identify inverse agonists of the liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1; NR5A2)
Name: Summary of the probe development efforts to identify inverse agonists of the liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1; NR5A2). ..more
Depositor Specified Assays
Source (MLPCN Center Name): The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center (SRIMSC)
Affiliation: The Scripps Research Institute, TSRI
Assay Provider: Patrick Griffin, TSRI
Network: Molecular Library Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN)
Grant Proposal Number: CA134873
Grant Proposal PI: Patrick Griffin, TSRI
External Assay ID: LRH1_INH_SUMMARY
Name: Summary of the probe development efforts to identify inverse agonists of the liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1; NR5A2).
The goal of this project is to identify modulators (inverse agonists) of the orphan nuclear receptor LRH-1, which has been implicated in cancer by enhancing proliferation and cell cycle progression and metabolic disorders through its regulation of genes involved cholesterol and bile acid homeostasis.
NR5A2 or Liver receptor homologue-1 (LRH-1) is a member of the NR5A, or Ftz-F1, subfamily V nuclear receptors for which there are four members (1). Murine LRH-1 was originally identified due to its sequence homology to the Drosophila Fushi tarazu factor-1 but orthologs have been subsequently identified in several other species including rat, chicken, horse, zebrafish and human (2-7). LRH-1, and its closest family member steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1, NR5A1), bind to identical DNA consensus sequences (response elements or REs) and both have the ability to bind phospholipids in their ligand binding domains (LBDs) (8-10). However, LRH-1 and SF-1 are expressed in different tissues and thus are considered likely to have non-overlapping, non-redundant functions. SF-1 expression is confined to steroidogenic tissues and adrenals where it regulates development, differentiation, steroidogenesis and sexual determination (5, 7, 11). LRH-1 is highly expressed in tissues of endodermal origin and its expression is essential for normal liver, intestine, and pancreas function. LRH-1 has also been shown to be expressed in the ovary and adipose tissue.
In a recent report, Chand and colleagues investigated the mechanism of action of LRH-1 in invasive breast cancer cells. They found that LRH-1 promotes motility and cell invasiveness in both ER-positive (MCF-7) and ER-negative (MDA-MB-231) breast cancer cells and similar effects were observed in non-tumorigenic mammary epithelial cells. Interestingly, both remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton and E-cadherin processing were observed when LRH-1 was over-expressed. These findings implicate LRH-1 in promotion of migration and invasion in breast cancer independent of estrogen sensitivity. Together these findings provided strong evidence that LRH-1 plays a significant role in tumor formation both in vitro and in vivo. Therefore, the identification of potent and selective LRH-1 inverse agonists may provide new approaches for the treatment of cancer.
Summary of Probe Development Effort:
This probe development effort is focused on the identification of inverse agonists of the liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1; NR5A2). All AIDs that contain results associated with this project can be found in the "Related Bioassays" section of this Summary AID.
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6. Ellinger-Ziegelbauer, H., A.K. Hihi, V. Laudet, H. Keller, W. Wahli, and C. Dreyer, FTZ-F1-related orphan receptors in Xenopus laevis: transcriptional regulators differentially expressed during early embryogenesis. Mol Cell Biol, 1994. 14(4): p. 2786-97.
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8. Li, Y., M. Choi, G. Cavey, J. Daugherty, K. Suino, A. Kovach, N.C. Bingham, S.A. Kliewer, and H.E. Xu, Crystallographic identification and functional characterization of phospholipids as ligands for the orphan nuclear receptor steroidogenic factor-1. Mol Cell, 2005. 17(4): p. 491-502.
9. Solomon, I.H., J.M. Hager, R. Safi, D.P. McDonnell, M.R. Redinbo, and E.A. Ortlund, Crystal structure of the human LRH-1 DBD-DNA complex reveals Ftz-F1 domain positioning is required for receptor activity. J Mol Biol, 2005. 354(5): p. 1091-102.
10. Krylova, I.N., E.P. Sablin, J. Moore, R.X. Xu, G.M. Waitt, J.A. MacKay, D. Juzumiene, J.M. Bynum, K. Madauss, V. Montana, L. Lebedeva, M. Suzawa, J.D. Williams, S.P. Williams, R.K. Guy, J.W. Thornton, R.J. Fletterick, T.M. Willson, and H.A. Ingraham, Structural Analyses Reveal Phosphatidyl Inositols as Ligands for the NR5 Orphan Receptors SF-1 and LRH-1. Cell, 2005. 120(3): p. 343-355.
11. Luo, X., Y. Ikeda, and K.L. Parker, A cell-specific nuclear receptor is essential for adrenal and gonadal development and sexual differentiation. Cell, 1994. 77(4): p. 481-90.
Summary, Summary AID, HTS, high throughput, 1536, Nuclear receptor, NR, CYP7A promoter-binding factor; alpha-1-fetoprotein transcription factor; b1-binding factor, hepatocyte transcription factor which activates enhancer II of hepatitis B virus; fetoprotein-alpha 1 (AFP) transcription factor; hepatocytic transcription factor; liver receptor homolog 1; liver receptor homolog-1; nuclear receptor NR5A2; nuclear receptor subfamily 5 group A member 2, LRH1, liver, activator, inverse agonist, transcriptional assay, luciferase, luminescence, Scripps Florida, The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center, SRIMSC, Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network, MLPCN.
BAO: version: 1.4b1090
BAO: bioassay specification: assay stage: summary
BAO: bioassay specification: assay readout content: assay readout method: regular screening
BAO: meta target: molecular target: protein target: receptor: nuclear receptor
BAO: meta target: biological process target: regulation of gene expression
BAO: meta target detail: binding reporter specification: interaction: protein-small molecule
BAO: assay design: inducible reporter: luciferase induction
BAO: detection technology: luminescence: chemiluminescence