Leukotriene A4 hydrolase

Target id: 1395

Nomenclature: Leukotriene A4 hydrolase

Family: Leukotriene and lipoxin metabolism, M1: Aminopeptidase N, Hydrolases

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Gene and Protein Information
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 611 12q22 LTA4H leukotriene A4 hydrolase
Mouse - 611 10 C3 Lta4h leukotriene A4 hydrolase
Rat - 611 7q13 Lta4h leukotriene A4 hydrolase
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Specialist databases
MEROPS M01.004 (Hs)
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GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project
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Ligand Sp. Action Affinity Units Reference
compound 1a [PMID: 25692029] Hs Inhibition 8.3 pKi 1,6
pKi 8.3 (Ki 5.4x10-9 M) [1,6]
DG-051 Hs Inhibition 7.3 pIC50 5
pIC50 7.3 (IC50 4.7x10-8 M) [5]
SC-22716 Hs Inhibition 6.7 pIC50 4
pIC50 6.7 (IC50 2x10-7 M) [4]
bestatin Hs Inhibition - - 3
Immunopharmacology Comments
LTA4H is an established anti-inflammatory target. Expression has been identified in some cancer cells, where it may play a role in the development and progression of cancers associated with chronic inflammation, suggesting that LTA4H inhibitors may have efficacy as anti-cancer therapeutics [2].
Immuno Process Associations
Immuno Process:  Inflammation
Immuno Process ID:  2
GO Annotation:  Associated to GO processes
GO Processes:  neutrophil degranulation (GO:0043312) TAS
Immuno Process:  Cellular signalling
Immuno Process ID:  11
GO Annotation:  Associated to GO processes
GO Processes:  neutrophil degranulation (GO:0043312) TAS


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1. Bonnard E, Poras H, Nadal X, Maldonado R, Fournié-Zaluski MC, Roques BP. (2015) Long-lasting oral analgesic effects of N-protected aminophosphinic dual ENKephalinase inhibitors (DENKIs) in peripherally controlled pain. Pharmacol Res Perspect3 (2): e00116. [PMID:25692029]

2. Chen X, Wang S, Wu N, Yang CS. (2004) Leukotriene A4 hydrolase as a target for cancer prevention and therapy. Curr Cancer Drug Targets4 (3): 267-83. [PMID:15134534]

3. Orning L, Krivi G, Fitzpatrick FA. (1991) Leukotriene A4 hydrolase. Inhibition by bestatin and intrinsic aminopeptidase activity establish its functional resemblance to metallohydrolase enzymes. J. Biol. Chem.266 (3): 1375-8. [PMID:1846352]

4. Penning TD, Chandrakumar NS, Chen BB, Chen HY, Desai BN, Djuric SW, Docter SH, Gasiecki AF, Haack RA, Miyashiro JM et al.. (2000) Structure-activity relationship studies on 1-[2-(4-Phenylphenoxy)ethyl]pyrrolidine (SC-22716), a potent inhibitor of leukotriene A(4) (LTA(4)) hydrolase. J. Med. Chem.43 (4): 721-35. [PMID:10691697]

5. Sandanayaka V, Mamat B, Mishra RK, Winger J, Krohn M, Zhou LM, Keyvan M, Enache L, Sullins D, Onua E et al.. (2010) Discovery of 4-[(2S)-2-{[4-(4-chlorophenoxy)phenoxy]methyl}-1-pyrrolidinyl]butanoic acid (DG-051) as a novel leukotriene A4 hydrolase inhibitor of leukotriene B4 biosynthesis. J. Med. Chem.53 (2): 573-85. [PMID:19950900]

6. Tholander F, Muroya A, Roques BP, Fournié-Zaluski MC, Thunnissen MM, Haeggström JZ. (2008) Structure-based dissection of the active site chemistry of leukotriene A4 hydrolase: implications for M1 aminopeptidases and inhibitor design. Chem. Biol.15 (9): 920-9. [PMID:18804029]

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Leukotriene and lipoxin metabolism: Leukotriene A4 hydrolase. Last modified on 01/11/2016. Accessed on 19/10/2017. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/ObjectDisplayForward?objectId=1395.