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Epoxomicin, a potent and selective proteasome inhibitor, exhibits in vivo antiinflammatory activity.

The proteasome regulates cellular processes as diverse as cell cycle progression and NF-kappaB activation. In this study, we show that the potent antitumor natural product epoxomicin specifically targets the proteasome. Utilizing biotinylated-epoxomicin as a molecular probe, we demonstrate that epoxomicin covalently binds to the LMP7, X, MECL1, and Z catalytic subunits of the proteasome. Enzymatic analyses with purified bovine erythrocyte proteasome reveal that epoxomicin potently inhibits primarily the chymotrypsin-like activity. The trypsin-like and peptidyl-glutamyl peptide hydrolyzing catalytic activities also are inhibited at 100- and 1,000-fold slower rates, respectively. In contrast to peptide aldehyde proteasome inhibitors, epoxomicin does not inhibit nonproteasomal proteases such trypsin, chymotrypsin, papain, calpain, and cathepsin B at concentrations of up to 50 microM. In addition, epoxomicin is a more potent inhibitor of the chymotrypsin-like activity than lactacystin and the peptide vinyl sulfone NLVS. Epoxomicin also effectively inhibits NF-kappaB activation in vitro and potently blocks in vivo inflammation in the murine ear edema assay. These results thus define epoxomicin as a novel proteasome inhibitor that likely will prove useful in exploring the role of the proteasome in various in vivo and in vitro systems.[1]


  1. Epoxomicin, a potent and selective proteasome inhibitor, exhibits in vivo antiinflammatory activity. Meng, L., Mohan, R., Kwok, B.H., Elofsson, M., Sin, N., Crews, C.M. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1999) [Pubmed]
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