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Synonyms: Example 133 [WO2016004136A1] | I-263a [WO2016004136A1] | subasumstat (proposed INN) | TAK981
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: TAK-981 is an inhibitor of the protein post-translational modification, SUMOylation. SUMO is a small ubiquitin-like modifier that is attached to proteins by enzymes of the SUMOylation complex (sumo activating enzyme, SAE) , and its attachment regulates protein function. SUMOylation has emerged as an important pathway in oncogenic processes, making SAE an oncology drug target. TAK-981 inhibits SUMOylation and has been shown to induce anti-tumour immunity in preclinical models. The precise molecular target for TAK-981 has not been disclosed.
The chemical structure that was submitted to the WHO for the INN subasumstat is identical to the chemical structure of TAK-981 that is held by PubChem, and is claimed in patent WO2016004136A1 by a team from Millennium Pharmaceuticals.