Pan-Cancer Analysis and Drug Formulation for GPR139 and GPR142

Aman Chandra Kaushik, Aamir Mehmood, Xiaofeng Dai, Dong Qing Wei

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GPR (G protein receptor) 139 and 142 are novel foundling GPCRs (G protein-coupled receptors) in the class “A” of the GPCRs family and are suitable targets for various biological conditions. To engage these targets, validated pharmacophores and 3D QSAR (Quantitative structure-activity relationship) models are widely used because of their direct fingerprinting capability of the target and an overall accuracy. The current work initially analyzes GPR139 and GPR142 for its genomic alteration via tumor samples. Next to that, the pharmacophore is developed to scan the 3D database for such compounds that can lead to potential agonists. As a result, several compounds have been considered, showing satisfactory performance and a strong association with the target. Additionally, it is gripping to know that the obtained compounds were observed to be responsible for triggering pan-cancer. This suggests the possible role of novel GPR139 and GPR142 as the substances for initiating a physiological response to handle the condition incurred as a result of cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number521245
JournalFrontiers in Pharmacology
StatePublished - 19 Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D quantitative structure-activity relationship
  • 7TM
  • GPR142
  • molecular modeling
  • pan-cancer
  • pharmacophore
  • the cancer genome atlas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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