A new model for random screening inhibitors of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 kinase

Shu Fei Zhuang, Cai Hong Zhou, Jing Qian, Zhen Qian, Masabumi Shibuya, Qi Zhuang Ye

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Abstract

AIM: To establish a 96-well plate based kinase assay using a recombinant vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor 1 kinase domain protein. METHODS: A human VEGF receptor 1 kinase domain protein was expressed in E coli, and its activity was monitored by its ability of phosphorylating the polyE4Y substrate coated on the walls of 96-well plates with antibody recognition and a colorimetric readout. A random screening of a sample organic compound library was carried out, and the hits were characterized with a transformed cell line stably expressing VEGF receptor 1 protein. RESULTS: An efficient E coli expression system for human VEGF receptor 1 kinase domain protein was constructed, and the purified recombinant protein was used to establish a practical screening assay for kinase inhibitors in vitro. Two thousand eight hundred organic compounds were screened, and two disubstituted furans (A1 and A5) with new structure showed inhibition of VEGF receptor 1 kinase. Compound A1 inhibited only phosphorylation of substrate, while compound A5 inhibited both autophosphorylation and substrate phosphorylation. Both inhibitors affected phosphorylation in the transformed cells. CONCLUSION: The recombinant receptor kinase based assay is simple and effective in identifying kinase inhibitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalActa Pharmacologica Sinica
Volume23
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 14 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Drug screening
  • Growth factor receptors
  • Protein-tyrosine kinase
  • Vascular endothelium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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