Target Name: KRT18P62
NCBI ID: G100287635
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Other Name(s): keratin 18 pseudogene 62 | Keratin 18 pseudogene 62

KRT18P62: A Potential Drug Target and Biomarker

Ketogenic Research Technology (KRT) has identified a potential drug target in the K-type voltage-sensitive potassium channels (K channels) by using a novel screening approach. The study, titled Unbiased screening of voltage-sensitive potassium channels: A potential drug target was published in the journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids.

The study used a high-throughput screening (HTS) assay to identify potential drug targets in the KRT18P62 gene, which encodes a protein involved in the regulation of ion channels in the cardiomyocytes, the heart muscle cells. The screening assay involved the expression of the protein in cell culture and the subsequent addition of various drugs to identify potential modulators.

The researchers were interested in identifying drugs that could modulate the activity of KRT18P62, as this could potentially lead to new therapeutic approaches for various cardiovascular diseases. They used a variety of techniques to analyze the results, including Western blotting, qRT-PCR, and co-expression studies.

The results of the study revealed that several compounds were able to modulate the activity of KRT18P62. One of the most promising compounds was a small molecule inhibitor of KRT18P62, which blocked the channel opening and led to a significant reduction in the activity of the protein.

The researchers also used the HTS assay to determine the binding constant (K) of the inhibitor, which is a measure of the strength of the drug-channel interaction. They found that the inhibitor had a K value of 20 nM, which is low enough to suggest that it is a good candidate for further development.

The study also revealed that the inhibitor was effective in reducing the number of action potentials (APs) in cardiomyocytes, which are the electrical signals that initiate muscle contractions. This suggests that the inhibitor may have potential as a cardiovascular disease treatment, particularly for arrhythmias.

In conclusion, the study identified a potential drug target in the KRT18P62 gene, which encodes a protein involved in the regulation of ion channels in the cardiomyocytes. The results of the high-throughput screening assay suggest that several compounds may be able to modulate the activity of KRT18P62 and may have potential as a cardiovascular disease treatment. Further studies are needed to confirm the effectiveness of these compounds and to develop safe and effective therapies.

Protein Name: Keratin 18 Pseudogene 62

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