Tag: PROTAC

LC-2 is a First-in-Class PROTAC-Based KRAS G12C Degrader

KRAS gene is one of the most frequently mutated oncogenes in cancer. KRAS encodes a small, membrane-bound GTPase that relays signals from receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). It promotes cell proliferation, cell differentiation, or cell survival. In normal cells, KRAS functions as a molecular switch, cycling between an inactive, GDP-bound “off” state and...

dCBP-1 is a Selective PROTAC Degrader of p300/CBP

The paralogous chromatin regulators CREB-binding protein (CBP) and p300 are factors critical for establishing and activating enhancer-mediated transcription. The CREB-binding protein (CBP) and p300 are important factors for activating enhancer-mediated transcription. These proteins consist of at least 10 distinct functional domains. Most of them interact with over 400 other proteins,...

JH-XI-10-02 is a Highly Potent and Selective PROTAC CDK8 Degrader

PROteolysis Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs) regulate protein function by degrading target proteins instead of inhibiting them, providing more sensitivity to drug-resistant targets. PROTACs show better selectivity compared to classic inhibitors. PRTOACs have outperformed not only in cancer diseases but also in immune disorders, viral infections, and neurodegenerative diseases. PROTACs present...

MZP-54 is a Selective BRD3/4 PROTAC Degrader

PROTACs are bivalent chemical protein degraders. In particular, PROTACs degrade a specific endogenous protein of interest (POI) by harnessing the E3 ubiquitin ligase pathway. Especially, PROTACs is a powerful small-molecule approach for inducing protein degradation. Moreover, PROTACs conjugate a target warhead to an E3 ubiquitin ligase ligand via a...

VZ185 is a Selective Dual BRD7/9 PROTAC Degrader

Targeted protein degradation is an emerging strategy to use small molecules to knock down a protein by hijacking the ubiquitin-proteasome system. PROTACs are bifunctional degrader molecules. They compose a ligand for the target protein and a ligand for E3 ligase recruitment, connected by a linker. An attractive feature of...

UNC6852 is a Selective Rolycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) PROTAC Degrader

Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is a multicomponent complex with histone methyltransferase (HMT) activity. H3K27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) is a key mechanism responsible for gene repression. In this study, researchers report the discovery of an EED-targeted bivalent chemical degrader. Researchers show that UNC6852 potently binds EED in vitro, degrades EED...

BI-3663 is a Highly Selective PTK2/FAK PROTAC

Focal adhesion tyrosine kinase (PTK2) is a cytoplasmic protein tyrosine kinase. PTK2 plays an important role in adhesion, spreading, motility, invasion, metastasis, survival, angiogenesis, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, cancer stem cells, and the tumor microenvironment. Overexpression and activation of PTK2 connect with several human malignant diseases, including colorectal, ovarian,...