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Arginase II

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Immunopharmacology Ligand target has curated data in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 1245

Nomenclature: Arginase II

Abbreviated Name: ARG2

Family: Arginase

Gene and Protein Information Click here for help
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 354 14q24.1 ARG2 arginase 2
Mouse - 354 12 C3 Arg2 arginase type II
Rat - 354 6q24 Arg2 arginase 2
Previous and Unofficial Names Click here for help
AII type II arginase | arginase 2 | kidney-type arginase | non-hepatic arginase | Mitochondrial arginase
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Image of receptor 3D structure from RCSB PDB
Description:  Crystal structure of human Arginase-2 complexed with inhibitor 9.
Ligand:  compound 9 [PMID: 23472952]
Resolution:  1.6Å
Species:  Human
References:  3
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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
2(S)-amino-6-boronohexanoic acid Small molecule or natural product Click here for species-specific activity table Hs Inhibition 8.1 pKi 2
pKi 8.1 (Ki 8.5x10-9 M) [2]
compound 9 [PMID: 23472952] Small molecule or natural product Click here for species-specific activity table Hs Inhibition 6.3 pIC50 3
pIC50 6.3 (IC50 5.09x10-7 M) [3]
Immunopharmacology Comments
The role of ARG2 in immuno-oncology is reviewed in [1].
Immuno Process Associations
Immuno Process:  Inflammation
Immuno Process:  T cell (activation)
Immuno Process:  B cell (activation)
Immuno Process:  Immune regulation
Immuno Process:  Cytokine production & signalling
Immuno Process:  Chemotaxis & migration
Immuno Process:  Cellular signalling


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1. Adams JL, Smothers J, Srinivasan R, Hoos A. (2015) Big opportunities for small molecules in immuno-oncology. Nat Rev Drug Discov, 14 (9): 603-22. [PMID:26228631]

2. Colleluori DM, Ash DE. (2001) Classical and slow-binding inhibitors of human type II arginase. Biochemistry, 40 (31): 9356-62. [PMID:11478904]

3. Van Zandt MC, Whitehouse DL, Golebiowski A, Ji MK, Zhang M, Beckett RP, Jagdmann GE, Ryder TR, Sheeler R, Andreoli M et al.. (2013) Discovery of (R)-2-amino-6-borono-2-(2-(piperidin-1-yl)ethyl)hexanoic acid and congeners as highly potent inhibitors of human arginases I and II for treatment of myocardial reperfusion injury. J Med Chem, 56 (6): 2568-80. [PMID:23472952]

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Arginase: Arginase II. Last modified on 16/03/2017. Accessed on 21/07/2024. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,