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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778492/tanovea%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-lymphoma-in-dogs
#1
REVIEW
Erik De Clercq
Tanovea® (first named GS-9219, then VDC-1101, generic name: rabacfosadine) is a pro-prodrug or "double" prodrug of PMEG [9-(2-phosphonylmethoxyethyl)guanine], which has been conditionally approved by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of lymphoma in dogs. Tanovea has been demonstrated to be effective against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in dogs, as well as canine cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, spontaneous canine multiple myeloma, naïve canine multicentric lymphoma and relapsed canine B-cell lymphoma...
May 17, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777684/repositioning-of-anti-cancer-drug-candidate-azd7762-to-an-anti-allergic-drug-suppressing-ige-mediated-mast-cells-and-allergic-responses-via-the-inhibition-of-lyn-and-fyn
#2
Young Hwan Park, Do Kyun Kim, Hyun Woo Kim, Hyuk Soon Kim, Dajeong Lee, Min Bum Lee, Keun Young Min, Jimo Koo, Su Jeong Kim, Changhee Kang, Young Mi Kim, Hyung Sik Kim, Wahn Soo Choi
Mast cells are critical effector cells in IgE-mediated allergic responses. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-allergic effects of 3-[(aminocarbonyl)amino]-5-(3-fluorophenyl)-N-(3S)-3-piperidinyl-2-thiophenecarboxamide (AZD7762) in vitro and in vivo. AZD7762 inhibited the antigen-stimulated degranulation from RBL-2H3 (IC50 , ∼ 27.9 nM) and BMMCs (IC50 , ∼ 99.3 nM) in a dose-dependent manner. AZD7762 also inhibited the production of TNF-α and IL-4. As the mechanism of its action, AZD7762 inhibited the activation of Syk and its downstream signaling proteins, such as Linker of activated T cells (LAT), phospholipase (PL) Cγ1, Akt, and mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases (Erk1 / 2, p38, and JNK) in mast cells...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777683/probing-the-binding-site-of-novel-selective-positive-allosteric-modulators-at-the-m-1-machr
#3
Elham Khajehali, Celine Valant, Manuela Jörg, Andrew B Tobin, P Jeffrey Conn, Craig W Lindsley, Patrick M Sexton, Peter J Scammells, Arthur Christopoulos
Subtype-selective allosteric modulation of the M1 muscarinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptor (M1 mAChR) is an attractive approach for the treatment of numerous disorders, including cognitive deficits. The discovery of benzyl quinolone carboxylic acid, BQCA, a selective M1 mAChR positive allosteric modulator (PAM), spurred the subsequent development of newer generation M1 PAMs representing diverse chemical scaffolds, different pharmacodynamic properties and, in some instances, improved pharmacokinetics. Key exemplar molecules from such efforts include PF-06767832 (N-((3R,4S)-3-hydroxytetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)-5-methyl-4-(4-(thiazol-4-yl)benzyl)pyridine-2-carboxamide), VU6004256 (4,6-difluoro-N-(1S,2S)-2-hydroxycyclohexyl-1-((6-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pyridine-3-yl)methyl)-1H-indole-3-carboxamide) and MIPS1780 (3-(2-hydroxycyclohexyl)-6-(2-((4-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-benzyl)oxy)phenyl)pyrimidin-4(3H)-one)...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777682/inhibition-of-bet-bromodomains-restores-corticosteroid-responsiveness-in-a-mixed-granulocytic-mouse-model-of-asthma
#4
Ahmed Nadeem, Sheikh F Ahmad, Naif O Al-Harbi, Nahid Siddiqui, Khalid E Ibrahim, Sabry M Attia
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by different endotypes/phenotypes. Th2/Th17 driven mixed granulocytic asthma is one of them and shows resistance to corticosteroid therapy. Bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins are required for differentiation of Th17 cells which play a pivotal role in neutrophilic inflammation. Therefore, we sought to characterize the differential effects of BET inhibitor versus corticosteroids, and their potential synergism in cockroach allergen extract (CE)-induced mixed granulocytic (eosinophilic and neutrophilic) mouse model of asthma having Th2/Th17 endotype...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754018/corrigendum-to-in-vivo-%C3%AE-hydroxylation-of-a-2-alkylindole-antagonist-of-the-oxe-receptor-for-the-eosinophil-chemoattractant-5-oxo-6-8-11-14-eicosatetraenoic-acid-in-monkeys-biochem-pharmacol-138-2017-107-118
#5
Shishir Chourey, Qiuji Ye, Chintam Nagendra Reddy, Chantal Cossette, Sylvie Gravel, Matthias Zeller, Irina Slobodchikova, Dajana Vuckovic, Joshua Rokach, William S Powell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753751/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-is-indispensable-for-dioxin-induced-defects-in-sexually-dimorphic-behaviors-due-to-the-reduction-in-fetal-steroidogenesis-of-the-pituitary-gonadal-axis-in-rats
#6
Yukiko Hattori, Tomoki Takeda, Arisa Nakamura, Kyoko Nishida, Yuko Shioji, Haruki Fukumitsu, Hideyuki Yamada, Yuji Ishii
Many forms of the toxic effects produced by dioxins and related chemicals take place following activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). Our previous studies have demonstrated that treating pregnant rats with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), a highly toxic dioxin, attenuates the pituitary expression of gonadotropins to reduce testicular steroidogenesis during the fetal stage, resulting in the impairment of sexually-dimorphic behaviors after the offspring reach maturity. To investigate the contribution of AHR to these disorders, we examined the effects of TCDD on AHR-knockout (AHR-KO) Wistar rats...
May 10, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753750/new-tanshinone-i-derivatives-s222-and-s439-similarly-inhibit-topoisomerase-i-ii-but-reveal-different-p53-dependency-in-inducing-g2-m-arrest-and-apoptosis
#7
Qian-Ting Tian, Chun-Yong Ding, Shan-Shan Song, Ying-Qing Wang, Ao Zhang, Ze-Hong Miao
Tanshinone I (Tanshinone-1), a major active principle of the traditional Chinese medicine Salvia miltiorrhiza, possesses excellent anticancer properties, including inhibiting proliferation, angiogenesis and metastasis and overcoming multidrug resistance (MDR). However, its direct anticancer molecular target(s) remain unknown. Here we report that tanshinone-1 and its two new derivatives, S222 and S439, directly inhibit DNA topoisomerase I/II (Top1/2). With significantly improved water solubility, S222 and S439 displayed 12- and 14-times more potent proliferative inhibition than their parent tanshinone-1 in a panel of 15 cancer cell lines...
May 10, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753749/quercetin-ameliorate-kidney-injury-and-fibrosis-by-modulating-m1-m2-macrophage-polarization
#8
Hong Lu, Lianfeng Wu, Leping Liu, Qingqing Ruan, Xing Zhang, Weilong Hong, Shijia Wu, Guihua Jin, Yongheng Bai
Interstitial inflammation is the main pathological feature in kidneys following injury, and the polarization of macrophages is involved in the process of inflammatory injury. Previous studies have shown that quercetin has a renal anti-inflammatory activity, but the potential molecular mechanism remains unknown. In obstructive kidneys, administration of quercetin inhibited tubulointerstitial injury and reduced the synthesis and release of inflammatory factors. Further study revealed that quercetin inhibited the infiltration of CD68+ macrophages in renal interstitium...
May 10, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746822/tabersonine-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-via-suppressing-traf6-ubiquitination
#9
Depeng Zhang, Xiaozong Li, Yudong Hu, Hongchao Jiang, Yaxian Wu, Yunhe Ding, Kaikai Yu, Huiqiong He, Jingsong Xu, Lei Sun, Feng Qian
Sepsis caused by Gram-negative bacteria is one of major causes for the progression of acute lung injury (ALI) with limited treatment and effective medicines. Tabersonine is an indole alkaloid mainly isolated from Catharanthus roseus, and a potential drug candidate for treatment of cancer and Alzheimer's disease (AD), however, its anti-inflammatory effect has not been revealed. In this study, we reported that tabersonine ameliorated lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced ALI in vivo and inhibited LPS-mediated macrophage activation in vitro...
May 7, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746821/lansoprazole-reduces-renal-cyst-in-polycystic-kidney-disease-via-inhibition-of-cell-proliferation-and-fluid-secretion
#10
Jiriporn Nantavishit, Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Sunhapas Soodvilai
Renal cyst development and expansion in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is mediated by abnormal cyst-ling cell proliferation and fluid accumulation. Liver X receptor (LXR)-activating ligands suppresses renal cyst enlargement by modulation of cysticfibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR)-mediated fluid accumulation. Lansoprazole has been reported as agonist of LXR, and shows an anti-proliferative effect in cancer cells. Here, lansoprazole's pharmacological effect and underlying mechanism on renal cyst development and expansion in in vitro; human ADPKD cyst-lining epithelial cell line and Type I Mardin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells, and in vivo models was investigated...
May 7, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733806/exploiting-methionine-restriction-for-cancer-treatment
#11
REVIEW
Sushma Chaturvedi, Robert M Hoffman, Joseph R Bertino
Normal cells can synthesize sufficient methionine for growth requirements from homocysteine and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate and vitamin B12. However, many cancer-cell types require exogenous methionine for survival and therefore methionine restriction is a promising avenue for treatment. While the lack of the methionine salvage enzyme methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) deficiency is associated with methionine dependence in cancer cells, there are other causes for tumors to require exogenous methionine. In this review we describe studies that show restricting methionine to certain cancers by diet or by enzyme depletion, alone or in combination with certain chemotherapeutics is a promising antitumor strategy...
May 4, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730230/resistin-facilitates-vegf-c-associated-lymphangiogenesis-by-inhibiting-mir-186-in-human-chondrosarcoma-cells
#12
Chen-Ming Su, Chih-Hsin Tang, Meng-Ju Chi, Chih-Yang Lin, Yi-Chin Fong, Yueh-Ching Liu, Wei-Cheng Chen, Shih-Wei Wang
Chondrosarcoma is a common primary malignant tumor of the bone that can metastasize through the vascular system to other organs. A key step in the metastatic process, lymphangiogenesis, involves vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C). However, the effects of lymphangiogenesis in chondrosarcoma metastasis remain to be clarified. Accumulating evidence shows that resistin, a cytokine secreted from adipocytes and monocytes, also promotes tumor pathogenesis. Notably, chondrosarcoma can easily metastasize...
May 3, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715450/racking-up-ceramide-induced-islet-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction
#13
REVIEW
Anjaneyulu Kowluru, Renu A Kowluru
The International Diabetes Federation predicts that by 2045 the number of individuals afflicted with diabetes will increase to 629 million. Furthermore, ∼352 million individuals with impaired glucose tolerance are at increased risk for developing diabetes. Several mechanisms have been proposed for the onset of metabolic dysfunction and demise of the islet β-cell leading to the pathogenesis of diabetes. It is widely accepted that the onset of type 2 diabetes is due to an intricate interplay between genetic expression of the disease and a multitude of factors including increased oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress consequential to glucolipotoxicity and inflammation...
April 28, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704474/new-insights-about-the-peculiar-role-of-the-28-38-c-terminal-segment-and-some-selected-residues-in-pacap-for-signaling-and-neuroprotection
#14
Mathilde Poujol de Molliens, Myriam Létourneau, Dominic Devost, Terence E Hébert, Alain Fournier, David Chatenet
The pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), which exists in two isoforms of 27 and 38 amino acids, can induce neuronal protection in vitro and in vivo following the activation of PAC1, a class B G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). With its potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects, this peptide represents a promising avenue for the development of therapeutic strategies to potentially cure or at least slow the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. Beyond the canonical G protein signal effectors, GPCRs are also coupled to a multitude of intracellular signaling pathways that can be independently activated by biased ligands, thereby expanding vastly the potential for discovering new drugs...
April 25, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684379/effect-of-a-long-term-treatment-with-metformin-in-dystrophic-mdx-mice-a-reconsideration-of-its-potential-clinical-interest-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#15
Paola Mantuano, Francesca Sanarica, Elena Conte, Maria Grazia Morgese, Roberta Francesca Capogrosso, Anna Cozzoli, Adriano Fonzino, Angelo Quaranta, Jean-Francois Rolland, Michela De Bellis, Giulia Maria Camerino, Luigia Trabace, Annamaria De Luca
The pharmacological stimulation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) via metabolic enhancers has been proposed as potential therapeutic strategy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Metformin, a widely-prescribed anti-hyperglycemic drug which activates AMPK via mitochondrial respiratory chain, has been recently tested in DMD patients in synergy with nitric oxide (NO)-precursors, with encouraging results. However, preclinical data supporting the use of metformin in DMD are still poor, and its actions on skeletal muscle appear controversial...
April 20, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684378/identification-of-a-pyrrogallol-derivative-as-a-potent-and-selective-human-tlr2-antagonist-by-structure-based-virtual-screening
#16
Maria Grabowski, Manuela S Murgueitio, Marcel Bermudez, Jörg Rademann, Gerhard Wolber, Günther Weindl
Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) induces early inflammatory responses to pathogen and damage-associated molecular patterns trough heterodimerization with either TLR1 or TLR6. Since overstimulation of TLR2 signaling is linked to several inflammatory and metabolic diseases, TLR2 antagonists may provide therapeutic benefits for the control of inflammatory conditions. We present virtual screening for the identification of novel TLR2 modulators, which combines analyses of known ligand sets with structure-based approaches...
April 20, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684377/biphasic-modulation-of-camp-levels-by-the-contraceptive-nomegestrol-acetate-impact-on-p-glycoprotein-expression-and-activity-in-hepatic-cells
#17
Guillermo Nicolás Tocchetti, Camila Juliana Domínguez, Felipe Zecchinati, Maite Rocío Arana, María Laura Ruiz, Silvina Stella Maris Villanueva, Johanna Weiss, Aldo Domingo Mottino, Juan Pablo Rigalli
ABC transporters are key players in drug excretion with alterations in their expression and activity by therapeutic agents potentially leading to drug-drug interactions. The interaction potential of nomegestrol acetate (NMGA), a synthetic progestogen increasingly used as oral contraceptive, had never been explored. In this work we evaluated (1) the effect of NMGA on ABC transporters in the human hepatic cell line HepG2 and (2) the underlying molecular mechanism. NMGA (5, 50 and 500 nM) increased P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression at both protein and mRNA levels and reduced intracellular calcein accumulation, indicating an increase also in transporter activity...
April 20, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684376/angiotensin-ii-cyclic-analogs-as-tools-to-investigate-at-1-r-biased-signaling-mechanisms
#18
David St-Pierre, Jérôme Cabana, Brian J Holleran, Élie Besserer-Offroy, Emanuel Escher, Gaétan Guillemette, Pierre Lavigne, Richard Leduc
G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) produce pleiotropic effects by their capacity to engage numerous signaling pathways once activated. Functional selectivity (also called biased signaling), where specific compounds can bring GPCRs to adopt conformations that enable selective receptor coupling to distinct signaling pathways, continues to be significantly investigated. However, an important but often overlooked aspect of functional selectivity is the capability of ligands such as angiotensin II (AngII) to adopt specific conformations that may preferentially bind to selective GPCRs structures...
April 20, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679557/acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-is-attenuated-in-transgenic-fat-1-mice-endogenously-synthesizing-long-chain-n-3-fatty-acids
#19
Ruibing Feng, Yang Wang, Conghui Liu, Chunyan Yan, Hang Zhang, Huanxing Su, Jing X Kang, Chang-Zhen Shang, Jian-Bo Wan
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose-caused hepatotoxicity is the most commonly cause of drugs-induced liver failurecharacterized by oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and cell damage. Therapeutic efficacy of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) in several models of liver disease is well documented. However, the impacts of n-3 PUFA on APAP hepatotoxicity are not adequately addressed. In this study, the fat-1 transgenic mice that synthesize endogenous n-3 PUFA and wild type (WT) littermates were injected intraperitoneally with APAP at the dose of 400 mg/kg to induce liver injury, and euthanized at 0 h, 2 h, 4 h and 6 h post APAP injection for sampling...
April 18, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679556/a-novel-smac-mimetic-apg-1387-exhibited-dual-antitumor-effect-on-hbv-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-high-expression-of-ciap2-by-inducing-apoptosis-and-enhancing-innate-anti-tumor-immunity
#20
Wentao Pan, Qiuyun Luo, Xianglei Yan, Luping Yuan, Hanjie Yi, Lin Zhang, Baoxia Li, Yuxin Zhang, Jian Sun, Miao-Zhen Qiu, Da-Jun Yang
Check point inhibitor anti-PD1 antibody produced some efficacy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) patients previously treated with sorafenib. Unfortunately, HCC patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection did not respond as well as uninfected patients. Previously, SMAC mimetics-the antagonist for inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) can rapidly reduce serum hepatitis B virus DNA in animal model. APG-1387 is a novel SMAC-mimetic, small molecule inhibitor targeting inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs)...
April 18, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
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