Prescott TA~Simmonds MS, 2014

Pubmed ID 24374339
Title A yeast chemical genetics approach identifies the compound 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl isothiocyanate as a calcineurin inhibitor.
Authors Thomas A K Prescott, Barry Panaretou, Nigel C Veitch, Monique S J Simmonds
Abstract The phosphatase enzyme calcineurin controls gene expression in a variety of biological contexts however few potent inhibitors are currently available. A screen of 360 plant extracts for inhibition of calcineurin-dependent gene expression in the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae identified the compound 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl isothiocyanate as an inhibitor. The compound was subsequently shown to inhibit human calcineurin via a mixed inhibition mechanism. To gain further mechanistic insight a yeast haploinsufficiency screen of 1152 deletion strains was carried out using a novel liquid medium screening method. The resulting haploinsufficiency profile is similar to that reported for the known calcineurin inhibitor FK506.
Citation FEBS Lett. 2014; 588:455-8


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Prescott TA~Simmonds MS, 2014 growth (culture turbidity) 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl isothiocyanate [8.4-16.7 uM] het 1,124 Discrete

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