Tag: PROTAC

MS170 is a PROTAC AKT Degrader

The alternative name of serine/threonine kinase AKT is protein kinase B (PKB). Three closely related genes in humans: AKT1 (PKB-α), AKT2 (PKB-β), and AKT3 (PKB-γ) encode PKB. AKT is an important component of the PI3K/AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin (m-TOR) signaling pathway.  It also regulates fundamental cellular and physiological processes,...

MS4322 is a First-in-Class PRMT5 PROTAC Degrader

PRMT5 is a member of type II protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs). When interacting with its binding partner MEP50, PRMT5 catalyzes monomethylation and symmetric dimethylation of arginine residues of its histone substrates. These substrates include H3R2, H3R8, and H4R3, and its nonhistone substrates, including p53, EGFR, N-MYC, SmD3, and RNA...

SIM1 is a PROTAC Based BET Family Degrader

Proteolytic targeting chimera (PROTAC) is a heterobifunctional small molecule that acts by inducing selective intracellular proteolysis. Specifically, bifunctional PROTAC molecule is including ligands of target protein (POI) and covalent ligands of E3 ubiquitin ligase (E3). After binding to POI, PROTAC can recruit E3 for POI ubiquitination. This ubiquitination is...

XY028-140 is a Selective CDK4 and CDK6 PROTAC Degrader

CDKs (Cyclin-dependent kinases) are the families of protein kinases first discovered for their role in regulating the cell cycle. By definition, a CDK binds a regulatory protein called a cyclin. Without cyclin, CDK has little kinase activity; only the cyclin-CDK complex is an active kinase. The four major mechanisms...

DP-C-4 is a CRBN-Based dual PROTAC for EGFR and PARP

Proteolysis targeting chimera (PROTAC) is a bifunctional small molecule. Interestingly, dual PROPACs are dual-targeted degradation molecules that combine the concepts of PROTAC and dual-targeting. Dual PROPACs degrade two completely different pathway targets while simultaneously taking advantage of both PROTAC and dual-target drugs. Thus, dual PROPACs not only achieve the...

BSJ-4-116 is a Highly Potent and Selective PROTAC Based CDK12 Degrader

CDKs are serine/threonine protein kinases. They play major roles in regulating many different aspects of mammalian cellular function, most notably cell cycle and transcription. CDK12 is an emerging therapeutic target due to its role in regulating the transcription of DNA-damage response (DDR) genes. For example, ovarian and triple-negative breast...

ARV-110 is an Orally Active, Specific Androgen Receptor (AR) PROTAC Degrader

Proteolysis targeting chimeras also names PROTAC protein degraders. PROTACs are emerging as an excellent class of small molecule therapies for cancer and other diseases. As we all know, conventional inhibitors or antagonists usually block the enzymatic or signaling activity of target proteins. PROTACs harness a system present within every...