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NIMA related kinase 7

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Target id: 2122

Nomenclature: NIMA related kinase 7

Abbreviated Name: NEK7

Family: NIMA (never in mitosis gene a)- related kinase (NEK) family

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Gene and Protein Information
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 302 1q31.3 NEK7 NIMA related kinase 7
Mouse - 302 1 E4 Nek7 NIMA (never in mitosis gene a)-related expressed kinase 7
Rat - 302 13 q13 Nek7 NIMA-related kinase 7
Previous and Unofficial Names
NIMA-related kinase 7
Database Links
ChEMBL Target
Ensembl Gene
Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
KEGG Enzyme
RefSeq Nucleotide
RefSeq Protein
Selected 3D Structures
Image of receptor 3D structure from RCSB PDB
Description:  Structure of Apo human Nek7
Resolution:  2.1Å
Species:  Human
References:  5
Image of receptor 3D structure from RCSB PDB
Description:  Structure of ADP-bound human Nek7
Ligand:  ADP
Resolution:  2.3Å
Species:  Human
References:  5
Enzyme Reaction
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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
compound 22 [PMID: 20462760] Hs Inhibition - - 7
Description: Measured as % inhibition using 3μM compound.
Inhibitor Comments
Compound 22 [PMID 20462760] inhibits NEK7 activity by approximately 90% using 3μM compound [7].
DiscoveRx KINOMEscan® screen
A screen of 72 inhibitors against 456 human kinases. Quantitative data were derived using DiscoveRx KINOMEscan® platform.
Reference: 2,6

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Target used in screen: NEK7
Ligand Sp. Type Action Value Parameter
tamatinib Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 8.0 pKd
fedratinib Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 6.8 pKd
KW-2449 Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 6.7 pKd
NVP-TAE684 Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 5.6 pKd
ruboxistaurin Hs Inhibitor Inhibition <5.5 pKd
SB203580 Hs Inhibitor Inhibition <5.5 pKd
erlotinib Hs Inhibitor Inhibition <5.5 pKd
GSK690693 Hs Inhibitor Inhibition <5.5 pKd
masitinib Hs Inhibitor Inhibition <5.5 pKd
A-674563 Hs Inhibitor Inhibition <5.5 pKd
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EMD Millipore KinaseProfilerTM screen/Reaction Biology Kinase HotspotSM screen
A screen profiling 158 kinase inhibitors (Calbiochem Protein Kinase Inhibitor Library I and II, catalogue numbers 539744 and 539745) for their inhibitory activity at 1µM and 10µM against 234 human recombinant kinases using the EMD Millipore KinaseProfilerTM service.

A screen profiling the inhibitory activity of 178 commercially available kinase inhibitors at 0.5µM against a panel of 300 recombinant protein kinases using the Reaction Biology Corporation Kinase HotspotSM platform.

Reference: 1,3

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Target used in screen: NEK7/NEK7
Ligand Sp. Type Action % Activity remaining at 0.5µM % Activity remaining at 1µM % Activity remaining at 10µM
JAK inhibitor I Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 76.5 87.0 94.0
PKR inhibitor Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 79.6 84.0 63.0
isogranulatimide Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 80.3 100.0 86.0
Cdk1/2 inhibitor III Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 82.6 102.0 82.0
PDK1/Akt/Flt dual pathway inhibitor Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 83.6 116.0 105.0
CGP74514A Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 86.0 101.0 112.0
AGL 2043 Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 86.5 102.0 107.0
GF109203X Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 87.1 117.0 121.0
dorsomorphin Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 87.3 106.0 104.0
alsterpaullone 2-cyanoethyl Hs Inhibitor Inhibition 87.4 112.0 104.0
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Immunopharmacology Comments
NEK7 is a component of the NLRP3 inflammasome. It is activated by deglutathionylation by glutathione transferase omega 1-1 (GSTO1-1), and this in turn promotes NLRP3 inflammasome-mediated maturation of the proinflammatory cytokines IL-1β amd IL-18 [4].


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1. Anastassiadis T, Deacon SW, Devarajan K, Ma H, Peterson JR. (2011) Comprehensive assay of kinase catalytic activity reveals features of kinase inhibitor selectivity. Nat. Biotechnol., 29 (11): 1039-45. [PMID:22037377]

2. Davis MI, Hunt JP, Herrgard S, Ciceri P, Wodicka LM, Pallares G, Hocker M, Treiber DK, Zarrinkar PP. (2011) Comprehensive analysis of kinase inhibitor selectivity. Nat. Biotechnol., 29 (11): 1046-51. [PMID:22037378]

3. Gao Y, Davies SP, Augustin M, Woodward A, Patel UA, Kovelman R, Harvey KJ. (2013) A broad activity screen in support of a chemogenomic map for kinase signalling research and drug discovery. Biochem. J., 451 (2): 313-28. [PMID:23398362]

4. Hughes MM, Hooftman A, Angiari S, Tummala P, Zaslona Z, Runtsch MC, McGettrick AF, Sutton CE, Diskin C, Rooke M et al.. (2019) Glutathione Transferase Omega-1 Regulates NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation through NEK7 Deglutathionylation. Cell Rep, 29 (1): 151-161.e5. [PMID:31577945]

5. Richards MW, O'Regan L, Mas-Droux C, Blot JM, Cheung J, Hoelder S, Fry AM, Bayliss R. (2009) An autoinhibitory tyrosine motif in the cell-cycle-regulated Nek7 kinase is released through binding of Nek9. Mol. Cell, 36 (4): 560-70. [PMID:19941817]

6. Wodicka LM, Ciceri P, Davis MI, Hunt JP, Floyd M, Salerno S, Hua XH, Ford JM, Armstrong RC, Zarrinkar PP et al.. (2010) Activation state-dependent binding of small molecule kinase inhibitors: structural insights from biochemistry. Chem. Biol., 17 (11): 1241-9. [PMID:21095574]

7. Wu F, Büttner FH, Chen R, Hickey E, Jakes S, Kaplita P, Kashem MA, Kerr S, Kugler S, Paw Z et al.. (2010) Substituted 2H-isoquinolin-1-one as potent Rho-Kinase inhibitors. Part 1: Hit-to-lead account. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 20 (11): 3235-9. [PMID:20462760]

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