Marine bioactive compounds are potential drug leads because of their diverse pharmacological effects against human diseases. The identification of their cellular targets is crucial for a rational approach to their application in medicinal chemistry. Thus, we have analyzed the cell interactome of suvanine, a sulfated tricyclic terpenoid of marine origin endowed with an interesting anti-inflammatory activity, by application of a chemical proteomic approach. Heat Shock Protein 60, a chaperone involved in the inflammatory response, is the main cellular target of suvanine, which is also able to interfere with protein chaperone activity, giving evidence for its anti-inflammatory properties.
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