Tag: Hepatitis

FTI-277 is a Farnesyl Transferase (FTase) Inhibitor

Farnesyl transferase (FTase) is a zinc-dependent enzyme. It adds a 15-carbon isoprenoid called a farnesyl group to proteins bearing a CaaX motif. FTase regulates the activation of oncogenic Ras protein and consequently affects intracellular signal transduction, and cell proliferation. Ras-induced malignant transformation requires Ras farnesylation, a lipid posttranslational modification...

Lonafarnib is an Orally Active FPTase Inhibitor

Farnesyl transferase (FTase) is a zinc-dependent enzyme, which coordinates a zinc cation on its β subunit at the lip of the active site. FTase has two subunits: a 48kDa α-subunit and a 46kDa β-subunit. And it adds a 15-carbon isoprenoid called a farnesyl group to proteins bearing a CaaX...