Science

ALDH FAMILY

Aldehyde Dehydrogenases (ALDHs) belong to a family of enzymes that play a key role in the metabolism of endogenous and exogenous aldehydes. This group of intracellular enzymes plays a pivotal role in embryogenesis and cell differentiation as well as in cancer progression by mediating retinoic acid signalling. Their functional activity also extends to cellular redox homeostasis via detoxification of reactive aldehydes derived from lipid peroxidation and other metabolic processes thus, playing a major cytoprotective role in cells.

 

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MECHANISM OF ACTION

ABD-3001 A FIRST-IN-CLASS INHIBITOR

ABD-3001 is a suicidal inhibitor of ALDH1 and 3. It blocks the enzyme activity irreversibly causing rapid accumulation of reactive aldehydes in tumour cells, beyond critical threshold. The accumulated aldehydes, notably HNE and MDA form genotoxic adducts with protein and DNA affecting the oncogenic signalling pathways that participate in cell proliferation.

 

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