Discovering the Biological Target of 5-epi-Sinuleptolide Using a Combination of Proteomic Approaches
AbstractSinuleptolide and its congeners are diterpenes with a norcembranoid skeleton isolated from the soft coral genus Sinularia. These marine metabolites are endowed with relevant biological activities, mainly associated with cancer development. 5-epi-sinuleptolide has been selected as a candidate for target discovery studies through the application of complementary proteomic approaches. Specifically, a combination of conventional chemical proteomics based on affinity chromatography, coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry and bioinformatics, as well as drug affinity responsive target stability (DARTS), led to a clear identification of actins as main targets for 5-epi-sinuleptolide. Subsequent in-cell assays, performed with cytochalasin D as reference compound, gave information on the ability of 5-epi-sinuleptolide to disrupt the actin cytoskeleton by loss of actin fibers and formation of F-actin amorphous aggregates. These results suggest the potential application of 5-epi-sinuleptolide as a useful tool in the study of the molecular processes impaired in several disorders in which actin is thought to play an essential role. View Full-Text
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Morretta, E.; Esposito, R.; Festa, C.; Riccio, R.; Casapullo, A.; Monti, M.C. Discovering the Biological Target of 5-epi-Sinuleptolide Using a Combination of Proteomic Approaches. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15, 312.
Morretta E, Esposito R, Festa C, Riccio R, Casapullo A, Monti MC. Discovering the Biological Target of 5-epi-Sinuleptolide Using a Combination of Proteomic Approaches. Marine Drugs. 2017; 15(10):312.Chicago/Turabian Style
Morretta, Elva; Esposito, Roberta; Festa, Carmen; Riccio, Raffaele; Casapullo, Agostino; Monti, Maria C. 2017. "Discovering the Biological Target of 5-epi-Sinuleptolide Using a Combination of Proteomic Approaches." Mar. Drugs 15, no. 10: 312.
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