PFI-4 is an SGC chemical probe for the bromodomains of the BRPF (BRomodomain and PHD Finger containing) scaffolding protein BRPF1B. The BRPF proteins (BRPF1/2/3) assemble histone acetyltransferase (HAT) complexes of the MYST transcriptional coactivator family members MOZ and MORF. The BRPF1 protein is the scaffold subunit of the MYST acetyltransferase complex, which plays a crucial roles in DNA repair, recombination and replication as well as transcription activation. Mutations in MOZ, MORF, and BRPF1 have all been associated with cancer. BRPF1 exists in 2 different isoforms: BRPF1A and BRPF1B. PFI-4 specifically binds to BRPF1B with a Kd =13 nM as determined by ITC. It reduces recovery time in triple BRD cell construct in FRAP and is potent in cells with IC50 250nM, while showing no effect on BRPF1A. For full characterization details, please visit the PFI-4 probe summary
on the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) website.
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