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BioAssay: AID 621332

Agonist activity at PPARalpha in human HepG2 cells assessed as up-regulation of ACOX mRNA level at 80 uM by quantitative PCR analysis

In this study, we confirmed that ursolic acid, a plant triterpenoid, activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-alpha in vitro. Surface plasmon resonance and time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer analyses do not show direct binding of ursolic acid to the ligand-binding domain of PPAR-alpha; however, ursolic acid enhances the binding of PPAR-alpha to the peroxisome more ..
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AID: 621332
Data Source: ChEMBL (771343)
Depositor Category: Literature, Extracted
BioAssay Version:
Deposit Date: 2012-04-30
Modify Date: 2013-11-17

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Target
Sequence: RecName: Full=Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha; Short=PPAR-alpha; AltName: Full=Nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group C member 1
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Protein Family: The ligand binding domain of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors
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Description:
Title: Ursolic acid is a PPAR-alpha agonist that regulates hepatic lipid metabolism.

Abstract: In this study, we confirmed that ursolic acid, a plant triterpenoid, activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-alpha in vitro. Surface plasmon resonance and time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer analyses do not show direct binding of ursolic acid to the ligand-binding domain of PPAR-alpha; however, ursolic acid enhances the binding of PPAR-alpha to the peroxisome proliferator response element in PPAR-alpha-responsive genes, alters the expression of key genes in lipid metabolism, significantly reducing intracellular triglyceride and cholesterol concentrations in hepatocytes. Thus, ursolic acid is a PPAR-alpha agonist that regulates the expression of lipid metabolism genes, but it is not a direct ligand of PPAR-alpha.
(PMID: 21855333)
Categorized Comment
ChEMBL Assay Type: Functional

ChEMBL Assay Data Source: Scientific Literature

ChEMBL Assay Cell Type: HepG2

ChEMBL Target ID: 163

ChEMBL Target Type: Target is a single protein chain

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TIDNameDescriptionHistogramTypeUnit
OutcomeThe BioAssay activity outcomeOutcome
1Activity activity commentActivity activity commentString
2Activity standard flagActivity standard flagInteger
3Activity qualifierActivity qualifierString
4Activity published valueActivity published valueFloat%
5Activity standard valueActivity standard valueFloat%

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