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Assay Name:  CHOP dose-response primary assay
Description:  NIH Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Network [MLSCN] Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center in MLSCN Assay provider: Dr. Randal Kaufman, University of Michigan MLSCN Grant: R03MH084182-01, U54HG003918 Assay Overview Many genetic and environmental diseases result from defective protein folding within the secretory pathway so that aberrantly folded proteins are recognized by the cellular surveillance system and retained within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Under conditions of malfolded protein accumulation, the cell activates the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) to clear the malfolded proteins, and if unsuccessful, initiates a cell death response. Preliminary studies have shown that CHOP is a crucial factor in the apoptotic arm of the UPR; XBP1 activates genes encoding ER protein chaperones and thereby mediates the adaptive UPR response to increase clearance of malfolded proteins. Inhibition of CHOP is hypothesized to enhance survival by preventing UPR programmed cell death.
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