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Cellular and Biophysical Pipeline for the Screening of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Beta/Delta Agonists: Avoiding False Positives

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Videira, Natalia Bernardi [1, 2] ; Heleno Batista, Fernanda Aparecida [1] ; Cordeiro, Artur Torres [1] ; Migliorini Figueira, Ana Carolina [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Brazilian Ctr Res Energy & Mat CNPEM, Brazilian Biosci Natl Lab LNBio, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] State Univ Campinas Unicamp, Inst Biol, Grad Programin Biosci & Technol Bioact Prod, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PPAR RESEARCH; 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor beta/delta (PPAR beta/delta) is considered a therapeutic target for metabolic disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. Here, we developed one pipeline for the screening of PPAR beta/delta agonists, which reduces the cost, time, and false-positive hits. The first step is an optimized 3-day long cellular transactivation assay based on reporter-gene technology, which is supported by automated liquid-handlers. This primary screening is followed by a confirmatory transactivation assay and by two biophysical validation methods (thermal shift assay (TSA) and (ANS) fluorescence quenching), which allow the calculation of the affinity constant, giving more information about the selected hits. All of the assays were validated using well-known commercial agonists providing trustworthy data. Furthermore, to validate and test this pipeline, we screened a natural extract library (560 extracts), and we found one plant extract that might be interesting for PPAR beta/delta modulation. In conclusion, our results suggested that we developed a cheaper and more robust pipeline that goes beyond the single activation screening, as it also evaluates PPAR beta/delta tertiary structure stabilization and the ligand affinity constant, selecting only molecules that directly bind to the receptor. Moreover, this approach might improve the effectiveness of the screening for agonists that target PPAR beta/delta for drug development. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/16476-2 - Evaluation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor beta/delta (PPAR beta/delta) behavior in skin repair and its modulation by ligands
Grantee:Natália Bernardi Videira
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)