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TTD Target ID: TTDR00957

Target Information
Type of targetResearch target    
S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolase    
SAH hydrolase    
DiseaseViral infection, unspecified
[ICD9: 001-139, 042-075   ICD10: A00-B99, A80-A99, B00-B34]
BioChemical ClassHydrolases acting on ether bonds    
EC NumberEC
PathwayMetabolic pathways
Methionine metabolism
Selenoamino acid metabolism
UniProt IDP23526
PDB Structure1A7A; 1LI4; 3NJ4.    
FunctionAdenosylhomocysteine is a competitive inhibitor of s-adenosyl-l-methionine-dependent methyl transferase reactions; therefore adenosylhomocysteinase may play a key role in the control of methylations via regulation of the intracellular concentration.    
Target ValidationClick to Find Target Validation Information.    
4 (Z)-[3]
5 (E)-[3]
Isopropyl Alcohol[4]
Neplanocin A[11]
Cross References 3D Structure
Related Literature
On-Line Medical Dictionary
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Ref 2Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 January; 39(Database issue): D1035¨CD1041. DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for ¡®Omics¡¯ research on drugs To Reference
Ref 3Bioorg Med Chem. 2008 May 15;16(10):5424-33. Epub 2008 Apr 12.Synthesis of 5'-functionalized nucleosides: S-Adenosylhomocysteine analogues with the carbon-5' and sulfur atoms replaced by a vinyl or halovinyl unit. To Reference
Ref 4Berman HM, Westbrook J, Feng Z, Gilliland G, Bhat TN, Weissig H, Shindyalov IN, Bourne PE: The Protein Data Bank. Nucleic Acids Res. 2000 Jan 1;28(1):235-42. To Reference
Ref 5Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2007 Aug 15;17(16):4456-9. Epub 2007 Jun 8.Design, synthesis, and molecular modeling studies of 5'-deoxy-5'-ureidoadenosine: 5'-ureido group as multiple hydrogen bonding donor in the active site of S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase. To Reference
Ref 6Bioorg Med Chem. 2008 Apr 1;16(7):3809-15. Epub 2008 Jan 30.Synthesis of 2-modified aristeromycins and their analogs as potent inhibitors against Plasmodium falciparum S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolase. To Reference
Ref 7Overington JP, Al-Lazikani B, Hopkins AL: How many drug targets are there? Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2006 Dec;5(12):993-6. To Reference
Ref 8Bioorg Med Chem. 2009 Sep 15;17(18):6707-14. Epub 2009 Jul 28.A new structural class of S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase inhibitors. To Reference
Ref 9Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2004 Nov 15;14(22):5641-4.Synthesis of 5'-substituted fluoro-neplanocin A analogues: importance of a hydrogen bonding donor at 5'-position for the inhibitory activity of S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase. To Reference
Ref 10Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2008 Apr 15;18(8):2615-8. Epub 2008 Mar 14.Synthesis of 4'-modified noraristeromycins to clarify the effect of the 4'-hydroxyl groups for inhibitory activity against S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolase. To Reference
Ref 11Molecular approaches for the treatment of hemorrhagic fever virus infections. Antiviral Res. 1993 Sep;22(1):45-75. To Reference


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