Inhibitors of Lymphoid-Specific Tyrosine Phosphatase for Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer Immunotherapies

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Researchers at Purdue University have developed new quinolone-based inhibitors for autoimmune diseases and cancers caused by mutations to the PTPN22 gene. PTPN22 encodes an enzyme, lymphoid-specific tyrosine phosphatase (Lyp) that is associated with the immune system through its regulation of the T-cell receptor signaling pathway. Mutations to PTPN22 are present in individuals with diseases including type-1 diabetes, Graves' disease, Addison's disease, vitiligo, juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus, and Hashimoto thyroiditis. To date there are no Lyp inhibitors approved as drugs, and current Lyp inhibitors exhibit poor selectivity for Lyp among other phosphatases. Purdue researchers have created a Lyp inhibitor that can be synthesized with 65-90% yield and over 95% purity as verified by hydrogen and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The new compound inhibits Lyp with a 1.4 micromolar half maximal inhibitory concentration and exhibits promising pharmacokinetic properties in mice. In addition, Purdue researchers observed a 7- to 10-fold improvement in Lyp selectivity over other current drug candidates.

-Promotes Immune Response to Eliminate Tumors
-High Cell Permeability
-Excellent Selectivity
-Excellent Yield and Purity

Potential Applications:
-Drug Discovery
-PTPN22 Triggered Autoimmune Disease Treatment and Cancer Immunotherapy

Technology Validation:
The new inhibitors developed by Purdue researchers have been tested in an enzyme inhibition assay and for pharmacokinetic properties in mice.

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J Clin Invest. 2021.
Feb 5, 2021
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Feb 5, 2021
Utility-Gov. Funding
United States

Apr 14, 2020
Provisional-Gov. Funding
United States
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