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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074072/targeting-bet-proteins-improves-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-bcl-2-inhibition-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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S Peirs, V Frismantas, F Matthijssens, W Van Loocke, T Pieters, N Vandamme, B Lintermans, M P Dobay, G Berx, B Poppe, S Goossens, B C Bornhauser, J-P Bourquin, P Van Vlierberghe
Inhibition of anti-apoptotic BCL-2 has recently emerged as a promising new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of a variety of human cancers, including leukemia. Here, we used T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a model system to identify novel synergistic drug combinations with the BH3 mimetic venetoclax (ABT-199). In vitro drug screening in primary leukemia specimens that were derived from patients with high risk of relapse or relapse and cell lines revealed synergistic activity between venetoclax and the BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073847/identification-of-ccr2-and-cd180-as-robust-pharmacodynamic-tumor-and-blood-biomarkers-for-clinical-use-with-brd4-bet-inhibitors
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Tammie C Yeh, Greg O'Connor, Philip Petteruti, Austin Dulak, Maureen Hattersley, J Carl Barrett, Huawei Chen
PURPOSE: AZD5153 is a novel BRD4/BET inhibitor with a distinctive bivalent bromodomain binding mode. To support its clinical development, we identified pharmacodynamic (PD) biomarkers for use in clinical trials to establish target engagement. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: CCR2 and CD180 mRNAs, initially identified from whole transcriptome profiling, were further evaluated by quantitative PCR in hematologic cell lines, xenografts, and whole blood from rat, healthy volunteers, and patients with cancer...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069687/adaptive-resistance-of-melanoma-cells-to-raf-inhibition-via-reversible-induction-of-a-slowly-dividing-de-differentiated-state
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Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani, Verena Becker, Benjamin Izar, Gregory J Baker, Jia-Ren Lin, Sarah A Boswell, Parin Shah, Asaf Rotem, Levi A Garraway, Peter K Sorger
Treatment of BRAF-mutant melanomas with MAP kinase pathway inhibitors is paradigmatic of the promise of precision cancer therapy but also highlights problems with drug resistance that limit patient benefit. We use live-cell imaging, single-cell analysis, and molecular profiling to show that exposure of tumor cells to RAF/MEK inhibitors elicits a heterogeneous response in which some cells die, some arrest, and the remainder adapt to drug. Drug-adapted cells up-regulate markers of the neural crest (e.g., NGFR), a melanocyte precursor, and grow slowly...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063381/brd4-inhibition-attenuates-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-induced-fibrosis-by-blocking-tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-nox4-expression
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Baoshang Zhou, Jiao Mu, Yi Gong, Caibao Lu, Youguang Zhao, Ting He, Zhexue Qin
Uncovering new therapeutic targets for renal fibrosis holds promise for the treatment of chronic kidney diseases. Bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) protein inhibitors have been shown to effectively ameliorate pathological fibrotic responses. However, the pharmacological effects and underlying mechanisms of these inhibitors in renal fibrosis remain elusive. In this study, we determined that the inhibition of Brd4, a BET family member, with a selective potent chemical inhibitor, JQ1, could prevent the development of renal fibrosis and block the progression of fibrosis in rats that have undergone unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)...
December 30, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062533/bet-bromodomain-proteins-as-cancer-therapeutic-targets
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Shaokun Shu, Kornelia Polyak
Epigenetic regulators are emerging therapeutic targets in a wide variety of human cancers. BET bromodomain proteins have been identified as key regulators of oncogenic transcription factors including MYC; therefore, their inhibition might provide a way to block these "undruggable" targets. Several BET bromodomain inhibitors are in clinical development with promising preliminary findings. However, tumors acquire resistance to these agents in several different ways. In this review, we summarize the role that BET bromodomain proteins play in tumorigenesis as well as the molecular mechanisms underlying therapeutic responses and resistance to their inhibition with emphasis on BRD4 and breast cancer...
January 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061448/targeting-basal-like-breast-tumors-with-bromodomain-and-extraterminal-domain-bet-and-polo-like-kinase-inhibitors
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Cristina Nieto-Jiménez, Ana Alcaraz-Sanabria, Javier Pérez-Peña, Verónica Corrales-Sánchez, Gemma Serrano-Heras, Eva M Galán-Moya, Leticia Serrano-Oviedo, Juan Carlos Montero, Miguel Burgos, Juan Llopis, Atanasio Pandiella, Alberto Ocaña
Metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an incurable disease with limited therapeutic options, and no targeted therapies available. Triple negative tumors and the basal-like genomic subtype, are both characterized by a high proliferation rate and an increase in cell division. In this context, protein kinases involved in the mitotic formation have a relevant role in this tumor subtype. Recently, Bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) inhibitors have shown to be active in this disease by modulating the expression of several transcription factors...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059436/the-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-suppresses-chondrosarcoma-cell-growth-via-regulation-of-yap-p21-c-myc-signaling
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Huan-Tian Zhang, Tao Gui, Yuan Sang, Jie Yang, Yu-Hang Li, Gui-Hong Liang, Thomas Li, Qing-Yu He, Zhen-Gang Zha
Chondrosarcoma, the second-most frequent primary bone malignancy, is generally more resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Therefore, the development of an effective adjuvant therapy is necessary. Recently, targeting the epigenetic regulator such as bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) proteins has achieved great success. For instance, the bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 has been shown to inhibit the growth of several cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo. Herein we demonstrated that JQ1 significantly inhibited chondrosarcoma cell growth and colony formation...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055972/integrative-genomic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-for-pinpointing-recurrent-alterations-of-plant-homeodomain-genes-and-their-clinical-significance-in-breast-cancer
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Huimei Yu, Yuanyuan Jiang, Lanxin Liu, Wenqi Shan, Xiaofang Chu, Zhe Yang, Zeng-Quan Yang
A wide range of the epigenetic effectors that regulate chromatin modification, gene expression, genomic stability, and DNA repair contain structurally conserved domains called plant homeodomain (PHD) fingers. Alternations of several PHD finger-containing proteins (PHFs) due to genomic amplification, mutations, deletions, and translocations have been linked directly to various types of cancer. However, little is known about the genomic landscape and the clinical significance of PHFs in breast cancer. Hence, we performed a large-scale genomic and transcriptomic analysis of 98 PHF genes in breast cancer using TCGA and METABRIC datasets and correlated the recurrent alterations with clinicopathological features and survival of patients...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042144/novel-bet-protein-proteolysis-targeting-chimera-bet-protac-exerts-superior-lethal-activity-than-bromodomain-inhibitor-beti-against-post-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-mpn-secondary-s-aml-cells
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D T Saenz, W Fiskus, Y Qian, T Manshouri, K Rajapakshe, K Raina, K G Coleman, A P Crew, A Shen, C P Mill, B Sun, P Qiu, T M Kadia, N Pemmaraju, C DiNardo, M-S Kim, A J Nowak, C Coarfa, C M Crews, S Verstovsek, K N Bhalla
The PROTAC (proteolysis-targeting chimera) ARV-825 recruits bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) proteins to the E3 ubiquitin ligase cereblon, leading to degradation of BET proteins, including BRD4. Whereas the BET-protein inhibitor (BETi) OTX015 caused accumulation of BRD4, treatment with equimolar concentrations of ARV-825 caused sustained and profound depletion (>90%) of BRD4 and induced significantly more apoptosis in cultured and patient-derived (PD) CD34+ post-MPN sAML cells, while relatively sparing the CD34+ normal hematopoietic progenitor cells...
January 2, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039300/pharmacological-inhibition-of-bromodomain-proteins-suppresses-retinal-inflammatory-disease-and-downregulates-retinal-th17-cells
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Malihe Eskandarpour, Robert Alexander, Peter Adamson, Virginia L Calder
Experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU), in which CD4(+) Th1 and/or Th17 cells are immunopathogenic, mimics various clinical features of noninfectious uveitis in humans. The impact of bromodomain extraterminal (BET) inhibitors on Th17 cell function was studied in a mouse model of EAU in vivo and in mouse and human Th17 cells in vitro. Two BET inhibitors (GSK151 and JQ1) were able to ameliorate the progression of inflammation in EAU and in mouse CD4(+) T cells in vitro, downregulating levels of Th17 cells. Additionally, the uveitogenic capacity of Th17 cells to transfer EAU was abrogated by BET inhibitors in an adoptive transfer model...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035374/activation-of-oncogenic-pathways-in-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-by-decitabine-a-rationale-for-combination-with-small-molecular-weight-inhibitors
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Tatjana Maria Swerev, Thomas Wirth, Alexey Ushmorov
DNA methylation is an epigenetic control mechanism that contributes to the specific phenotype and to the oncogenic program of virtually all tumor entities. Although efficacy of demethylating agents in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) was not specifically tested, a case of regression of relapsed metastatic cHL was described as a fortunate side‑effect of the demethylating agent 5‑azacytidine in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome. We investigated molecular mechanisms of decitabine (5‑Aza‑dC) antitumor activity in cHL using gene expression profiling followed by gene set enrichment analysis...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032455/in-silico-design-and-bioevaluation-of-selective-benzotriazepine-brd4-inhibitors-with-potent-antiosteoclastogenic-activity
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Vishwa Deepak, Binglin Wang, Dwayne Koot, Abe Kasonga, Xiao Xing Stander, Magdalena Coetzee, Andre Stander
The bromodomain (BRD) and extra-terminal domain (BET) protein family binds to acetylated histones on lysine residues and act as epigenetic readers. Recently, the role of this protein family in bone loss has been gaining attention. Earlier studies have reported that benzotriazepine (Bzt) derivatives could be effective inhibitors of BET proteins. In this study by using in silico tools we designed three Bzt analogs (W49, W51, and W52). By docking, molecular simulations and chemiluminescent alpha screen binding assay we show that the studied analogs were selective at inhibiting BRD4 when compared to BRD2...
December 29, 2016: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026145/the-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-triggers-growth-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumours-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Sina Jostes, Daniel Nettersheim, Martin Fellermeyer, Simon Schneider, François Hafezi, Friedemann Honecker, Valerie Schumacher, Matthias Geyer, Glen Kristiansen, Hubert Schorle
Type II testicular germ cell cancers (TGCT) are the most frequently diagnosed tumours in young men (20-40 years) and are classified as seminoma or non-seminoma. TGCTs are commonly treated by orchiectomy and chemo- or radiotherapy. However, a subset of metastatic non-seminomas (embryonal carcinomas) displays only incomplete remission or relapse and requires novel treatment options. Recent studies have shown effective application of the small-molecule inhibitor JQ1 in tumour therapy, which interferes with the function of 'bromodomain and extraterminal (BET)' proteins...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012209/link-between-er-stress-ppar-alpha-activation-and-bet-inhibition-in-relation-to-apolipoprotein-a-i-transcription-in-hepg2-cells
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Sophie E van der Krieken, Herman E Popeijus, Ronald P Mensink, Jogchum Plat
Activating transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) may increase apoA-I transcription. Furthermore, Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal domain (BET) protein inhibitors increase, whereas Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) stress decreases apoA-I transcription. We examined possible links between these processes as related to apoA-I transcription in HepG2 cells. JQ1(+), thapsigargin and GW7647 were used to induce respectively BET inhibition, ER-stress and PPARα activation. Expression of ER-stress markers (CHOP, XBP1s) was analyzed by western blotting...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980063/brd4-promotes-p63-and-grhl3-expression-downstream-of-foxo-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Sankari Nagarajan, Upasana Bedi, Anusha Budida, Feda H Hamdan, Vivek Kumar Mishra, Zeynab Najafova, Wanhua Xie, Malik Alawi, Daniela Indenbirken, Stefan Knapp, Cheng-Ming Chiang, Adam Grundhoff, Vijayalakshmi Kari, Christina H Scheel, Florian Wegwitz, Steven A Johnsen
Bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) is a member of the bromo- and extraterminal (BET) domain-containing family of epigenetic readers which is under intensive investigation as a target for anti-tumor therapy. BRD4 plays a central role in promoting the expression of select subsets of genes including many driven by oncogenic transcription factors and signaling pathways. However, the role of BRD4 and the effects of BET inhibitors in non-transformed cells remain mostly unclear. We demonstrate that BRD4 is required for the maintenance of a basal epithelial phenotype by regulating the expression of epithelial-specific genes including TP63 and Grainy Head-like transcription factor-3 (GRHL3) in non-transformed basal-like mammary epithelial cells...
December 15, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935867/the-bromodomain-inhibitor-otx015-mk-8628-exerts-anti-tumor-activity-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-models-as-single-agent-and-in-combination-with-everolimus
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Ramiro Vázquez, María E Riveiro, Lucile Astorgues-Xerri, Elodie Odore, Keyvan Rezai, Eugenio Erba, Nicolò Panini, Andrea Rinaldi, Ivo Kwee, Luca Beltrame, Mohamed Bekradda, Esteban Cvitkovic, Francesco Bertoni, Roberta Frapolli, Maurizio D'Incalci
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive and heterogeneous subgroup of breast tumors clinically defined by the lack of estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors, limiting the use of the targeted therapies employed in other breast malignancies. Recent evidence indicates that c-MYC is a key driver of TNBC. The BET-bromodomain inhibitor OTX015 (MK-8628) has potent antiproliferative activity accompanied by c-MYC down-regulation in several tumor types, and has demonstrated synergism with the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in different models...
December 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917784/suppression-of-bromodomain-containing-protein-4-by-shrna-a-new-approach-for-cancer-treatment
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Turan Kaya, Berke Kahraman, Nurgeldi Bazarov, Alperen S Toker, Ayse Celik, Sadik Cigdem, Esra Gunduz
PURPOSE: MYC is a transcription factor coding gene that is believed to control 15% of the genes in the entire human genome. The central role of c-MYC in cancer pathogenesis makes it a major therapeutic target in field of anticancer agent development. METHODS: We targeted the acetyl-lysine binding modules or bromodomains, which are associated with c-MYC transcriptional activation. RESULTS: Sequence specific inhibition of BET bromodomains with small hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) resulted in cessation of cellular proliferation in different cancer cell lines...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913389/bet-inhibitors-target-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasms
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Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasms (BPDCN) depend on a TCF4/BRD4 transcriptional program.
January 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911230/bromodomain-inhibitors-and-cancer-therapy-from-structures-to-applications
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Montserrat Pérez-Salvia, Manel Esteller
Aberrations in the epigenetic landscape are a hallmark of cancer. Alterations in enzymes that are "writers", "erasers", or "readers" of histone modification marks are common. Bromodomains are "readers" that bind acetylated lysines in histone tails. Their most important function is the regulation of gene transcription by the recruitment of different molecular partners. Moreover, proteins containing bromodomains are also epigenetic regulators, although little is known about the specific function of these domains...
December 2, 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904522/inducing-apolipoprotein-a-i-synthesis-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk-from-assert-to-sustain-and-beyond
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Belinda A Di Bartolo, Daniel J Scherer, Stephen J Nicholls
Increasing attention has focused on efforts to promote the biological activities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) in order to reduce cardiovascular risk. Targeting apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), the major protein carried on HDL particles, represents an attractive approach to promoting HDL by virtue of its ability to increase endogenous synthesis of functional HDL particles. A number of pharmacological strategies that target apoA-I, including upregulation of its production with the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) protein inhibitor RVX-208, development of short peptide sequences that mimic its action, and administration as a component of reconstituted HDL particles, have undergone clinical development...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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