3 years ago

Development and Characterization of a Fluorescent Tracer for the Free Fatty Acid Receptor 2 (FFA2/GPR43)

Development and Characterization of a Fluorescent Tracer for the Free Fatty Acid Receptor 2 (FFA2/GPR43)
Anders Højgaard Hansen, Sunil K. Pandey, Elisabeth Christiansen, Graeme Milligan, Brian D. Hudson, Eugenia Sergeev, Trond Ulven
The free fatty acid receptor 2 (FFA2/GPR43) is considered a potential target for treatment of metabolic and inflammatory diseases. Here we describe the development of the first fluorescent tracer for FFA2 intended as a tool for assessment of thermodynamic and kinetic binding parameters of unlabeled ligands. Starting with a known azetidine FFA2 antagonist, we used a carboxylic acid moiety known not to be critical for receptor interaction as attachment point for a nitrobenzoxadiazole (NBD) fluorophore. This led to the development of 4 (TUG-1609), a fluorescent tracer for FFA2 with favorable spectroscopic properties and high affinity, as determined by bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET)-based saturation and kinetic binding experiments, as well as a high specific to nonspecific BRET binding signal. A BRET-based competition binding assay with 4 was also established and used to determine binding constants and kinetics of unlabeled ligands.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00338

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b00338

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.