Diaryldienone derivatives with accessible β-carbons show strong anti-neoplastic properties, related to their ability to make covalent adducts with free thiols by Michael addition, and low toxicity in vivo. Accumulation of poly-ubiquitylated proteins, activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) and induction of cell death are universal hallmarks of their activities. These compounds have been characterized as inhibitors of isopeptidases, a family of cysteine-proteases, which de-conjugate ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins from their targets. However, it is unclear whether they can also react with additional proteins. In this work, we utilized the biotin-conjugated diaryldienone-derivative named 2c, as a bait to purify novel cellular targets of these small molecules. Proteomic analyses have unveiled that, in addition to isopeptidases, these inhibitors can form stable covalent adducts with different intracellular proteins, thus potentially impacting on multiple functions of the cells, from cytoskeletal organization to metabolism. These widespread activities can explain the ability of diaryldienone derivatives to efficiently trigger different cell death pathways.

The binding landscape of a partially-selective isopeptidase inhibitor with potent pro-death activity, based on the bis(arylidene)cyclohexanone scaffold

Ciotti, Sonia;Sgorbissa, Andrea;Tomasella, Andrea;Brancolini, Claudio
2018-01-01

Abstract

Diaryldienone derivatives with accessible β-carbons show strong anti-neoplastic properties, related to their ability to make covalent adducts with free thiols by Michael addition, and low toxicity in vivo. Accumulation of poly-ubiquitylated proteins, activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) and induction of cell death are universal hallmarks of their activities. These compounds have been characterized as inhibitors of isopeptidases, a family of cysteine-proteases, which de-conjugate ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins from their targets. However, it is unclear whether they can also react with additional proteins. In this work, we utilized the biotin-conjugated diaryldienone-derivative named 2c, as a bait to purify novel cellular targets of these small molecules. Proteomic analyses have unveiled that, in addition to isopeptidases, these inhibitors can form stable covalent adducts with different intracellular proteins, thus potentially impacting on multiple functions of the cells, from cytoskeletal organization to metabolism. These widespread activities can explain the ability of diaryldienone derivatives to efficiently trigger different cell death pathways.
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