Based on biological results of previous synthesized pyrazolyl ureas able to interfere with angiogenesis process, we planned and synthesized the new benzyl-urea derivatives 2-4; some of them showed an interesting anti-proliferative profile and particularly 4e potently inhibited HUVEC proliferation. To shed light on the mechanism of action of 4e, its interactome has been deeply inspected to identify the most prominent protein partners, mainly taking into account kinome and phosphatome, through drug affinity responsive target stability experiments, followed by targeted limited proteolysis analysis. From these studies, PP1γ emerged as the most reliable 4e potential target in HUVEC. Molecular docking simulations on PP1γ were carried out to predict 4e binding mode. To assess its potential anti-angiogenic effect, 4e was tested in vitro to verify interference on kinase and phosphate activities. Overall, our results evidenced for 4e an interesting anti-angiogenic action, probably due to its action at intracellular level on PP1γ signalling pathways.

Synthesis, functional proteomics and biological evaluation of new 5-pyrazolyl ureas as potential anti-angiogenic compounds

Spallarossa, Andrea;Meta, Elda;Bruno, Olga;Brullo, Chiara
2021-01-01

Abstract

Based on biological results of previous synthesized pyrazolyl ureas able to interfere with angiogenesis process, we planned and synthesized the new benzyl-urea derivatives 2-4; some of them showed an interesting anti-proliferative profile and particularly 4e potently inhibited HUVEC proliferation. To shed light on the mechanism of action of 4e, its interactome has been deeply inspected to identify the most prominent protein partners, mainly taking into account kinome and phosphatome, through drug affinity responsive target stability experiments, followed by targeted limited proteolysis analysis. From these studies, PP1γ emerged as the most reliable 4e potential target in HUVEC. Molecular docking simulations on PP1γ were carried out to predict 4e binding mode. To assess its potential anti-angiogenic effect, 4e was tested in vitro to verify interference on kinase and phosphate activities. Overall, our results evidenced for 4e an interesting anti-angiogenic action, probably due to its action at intracellular level on PP1γ signalling pathways.
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