eukaryotic translation elongation factor 2

Target id: 2756

Nomenclature: eukaryotic translation elongation factor 2

Family: Ribosomal factors

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   GtoImmuPdb view: OFF :     Currently no data for eukaryotic translation elongation factor 2 in GtoImmuPdb

Gene and Protein Information
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 858 19p13.3 EEF2 eukaryotic translation elongation factor 2
Mouse - 858 10 C1 Eef2 eukaryotic translation elongation factor 2
Rat - 858 7q11 Eef2 eukaryotic translation elongation factor 2
Gene and Protein Information Comments
More information about P. falciparum eEF2 (gene symbol PF3D7_1451100 for P. falciparum strain 3D7) as an antimalarial drug target is contained in the Antimalarial targets family.
Previous and Unofficial Names
EEF-2 | polypeptidyl-tRNA translocase
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Inhibitor Comments
Denileukin diftitox is an immunotoxic inhibitor of EEF2 (elongation factor 2). EEF2 is the primary target of the diptheria toxin [2,4] liberated upon intracellular processing of the endocytically internalised drug [3]. Denileukin diftitox inhibits protein synthesis in IL-2 receptor +ve cells (human C91/PL T cells) with an IC50 of 0.01nM [1] but protein synthesis is not inhibited in IL-2 receptor -ve cells in the same study.
Clinically-Relevant Mutations and Pathophysiology
Disease:  Spinocerebellar ataxia 26; SCA26
OMIM: 609306
Orphanet: ORPHA101112


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1. Bacha P, Williams DP, Waters C, Williams JM, Murphy JR, Strom TB. (1988) Interleukin 2 receptor-targeted cytotoxicity. Interleukin 2 receptor-mediated action of a diphtheria toxin-related interleukin 2 fusion protein. J. Exp. Med., 167 (2): 612-22. [PMID:3126255]

2. Deng Q, Barbieri JT. (2008) Molecular mechanisms of the cytotoxicity of ADP-ribosylating toxins. Annu. Rev. Microbiol., 62: 271-88. [PMID:18785839]

3. Jørgensen R, Merrill AR, Yates SP, Marquez VE, Schwan AL, Boesen T, Andersen GR. (2005) Exotoxin A-eEF2 complex structure indicates ADP ribosylation by ribosome mimicry. Nature, 436 (7053): 979-84. [PMID:16107839]

4. Jørgensen R, Purdy AE, Fieldhouse RJ, Kimber MS, Bartlett DH, Merrill AR. (2008) Cholix toxin, a novel ADP-ribosylating factor from Vibrio cholerae. J. Biol. Chem., 283 (16): 10671-8. [PMID:18276581]

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Ribosomal factors: eukaryotic translation elongation factor 2. Last modified on 25/04/2018. Accessed on 20/07/2018. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,