3 years ago

Targeting protein arginine methyltransferase 5 in disease.

André Richters
PRMT5 catalyzes the mono- and symmetric dimethylation of the arginine N-guanidine group of a wide variety of target proteins including histones, transcriptional elongation factors, kinases and tumor suppressors by utilizing the essential co-factor S-adenosylmethionine as methyl source. PRMT5 overexpression has been linked to the progression of various diseases, including cancer, and is oftentimes associated with a poor prognosis. Therefore, PRMT5 is promoted as a valuable target for drug discovery approaches and was a subject matter in recent endeavors aiming for the development of specific PRMT5 inhibitors. This review will embrace the significance of PRMT5 as therapeutic target with respect to its molecular interdependencies in disease states as well as its implication in drug development approaches.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.4155/fmc-2017-0089

DOI: 10.4155/fmc-2017-0089

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