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Pooled screening for antiproliferative inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.
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2016 (English)In: Nature Chemical Biology, ISSN 1552-4450, E-ISSN 1552-4469, Vol. 12, no 4, 275-281 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are emerging as a promising new class of drug targets. Here, we present a novel high-throughput approach to screen inhibitors of PPIs in cells. We designed a library of 50,000 human peptide-binding motifs and used a pooled lentiviral system to express them intracellularly and screen for their effects on cell proliferation. We thereby identified inhibitors that drastically reduced the viability of a pancreatic cancer line (RWP1) while leaving a control line virtually unaffected. We identified their target interactions computationally, and validated a subset in experiments. We also discovered their potential mechanisms of action, including apoptosis and cell cycle arrest. Finally, we confirmed that synthetic lipopeptide versions of our inhibitors have similarly specific and dosage-dependent effects on cancer cell growth. Our screen reveals new drug targets and peptide drug leads, and it provides a rich data set covering phenotypes for the inhibition of thousands of interactions.

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2016. Vol. 12, no 4, 275-281 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278638DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.2026ISI: 000372593200016PubMedID: 26900867OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-278638DiVA: diva2:906728
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2016-04-27Bibliographically approved

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