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NR2F6 is considered an orphan nuclear receptor since its endogenous ligand has yet to be identified. Recently, NR2F6 has emerged as a novel cancer therapeutic target. NR2F6 has been demonstrated to be upregulated or overexpressed in several cancers. Importantly, Nr2f6-/- mice spontaneously reject tumors and develop host-protective immunological memory, a consequence of NR2F6 acting as an immune checkpoint in effector T cells. Collectively, these data suggest that modulation of NR2F6 activity may have important clinical applications in the fight against cancer. The nuclear receptor superfamily of ligand-regulated transcription factors has proven to be an excellent source of targets for therapeutic intervention of a broad range of diseases. Approximately 15% of FDA approved drugs target NRs, demonstrating their clinical efficacy. To identify small molecule regulators of NR2F6 activity, with the overall goal of immuno-oncology, we developed and initiated a high-throughput cell-based assay that specifically measures the transcriptional activity of NR2F6. We completed automated screening of approximately 666,000 compounds and identified 5,008 initial hits. Further screening efforts, including counterscreening assays, confirmed 128 of these hits, most of which had IC50s of equal to or less than 5μM potencies. Here, we report, for the first time, the identification of several small molecule compounds to the orphan nuclear receptor, NR2F6. Copyright © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Emery Smith, Sean Campbell, Adrianna N Wilson, Justin Shumate, Pierre Baillargeon, Louis Scampavia, Theodore M Kamenecka, Timothy P Spicer, Laura A Solt. High throughput screening for compounds to the orphan nuclear receptor NR2F6. SLAS discovery : advancing life sciences R & D. 2022 Jun;27(4):242-248

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