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- CRL4(CRBN) E3 ubiquitin ligase modulator CC-220
A modulator of the E3 ubiquitin ligase complex containing cereblon (CRL4-CRBN E3 ubiquitin ligase), with immunomodulating and pro-apoptotic activities. Upon administration CC-220 specifically binds to the cereblon (CRBN) part of the ligase complex, thereby affecting the ubiquitin E3 ligase activity, and targeting certain substrate proteins for ubiquitination. This induces the proteasome-mediated degradation of certain transcription factors, including Ikaros (IKZF1) and Aiolos (IKZF3) which are transcriptional repressors in T cells. This leads to a reduction of their protein levels, and the modulation of the immune system, including activation of T lymphocytes. In addition, this leads to a downregulation of other proteins, including interferon regulatory factor 4 (IRF4), which plays a key role in the proliferation of certain cancer cell types. CRBN, the substrate recognition component of the E3 ubiquitin ligase complex, plays a key role in the ubiquitination of certain proteins.
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Synonym: CRL4 cereblon E3 ubiquitin ligase modulator CC-220
CRL4CRBN E3 ubiquitin ligase modulator CC-220
Code name: CC 220