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fatty acid synthase

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Target not currently curated in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 2608

Nomenclature: fatty acid synthase

Family: 2.3.1.- Acyltransferases

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Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human - 2511 17q25.3 FASN fatty acid synthase
Mouse - 2504 11 84.56 cM Fasn fatty acid synthase
Rat - 2505 10q32.3 Fasn fatty acid synthase
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Description:  X-ray structure of human Fatty Acid Synthase Psi/KR Tri-Domain complexed with NADPH and GSK2194069.
Ligand:  GSK2194069
Resolution:  2.3Å
Species:  Human
References:  2
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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
orlistat Small molecule or natural product Approved drug Click here for species-specific activity table Hs Inhibition 6.6 pKi 1
pKi 6.6 (Ki 2.8x10-7 M) [1]
Description: Inhibition of recombinant FASN thioesterase domain by fluorogenic assay
GSK2194069 Small molecule or natural product Primary target of this compound Ligand has a PDB structure Hs Inhibition 8.1 pIC50 2
pIC50 8.1 (IC50 7.7x10-9 M) [2]
orlistat Small molecule or natural product Approved drug Click here for species-specific activity table Hs Inhibition 5.9 pIC50 3
pIC50 5.9 (IC50 1.35x10-6 M) [3]
Description: Inhibition of FAS thioesterase domain by fluorogenic assay
Immuno Process Associations
Immuno Process:  Immune system development
Immuno Process:  Cytokine production & signalling


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1. Abramson HN. (2011) The lipogenesis pathway as a cancer target. J Med Chem, 54 (16): 5615-38. [PMID:21726077]

2. Hardwicke MA, Rendina AR, Williams SP, Moore ML, Wang L, Krueger JA, Plant RN, Totoritis RD, Zhang G, Briand J et al.. (2014) A human fatty acid synthase inhibitor binds β-ketoacyl reductase in the keto-substrate site. Nat Chem Biol, 10 (9): 774-9. [PMID:25086508]

3. Richardson RD, Ma G, Oyola Y, Zancanella M, Knowles LM, Cieplak P, Romo D, Smith JW. (2008) Synthesis of novel beta-lactone inhibitors of fatty acid synthase. J Med Chem, 51 (17): 5285-96. [PMID:18710210]

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2.3.1.- Acyltransferases: fatty acid synthase. Last modified on 01/10/2021. Accessed on 24/07/2024. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,