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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624801/bromodomain-inhibition-shows-antitumoral-activity-in-mice-and-human-luminal-breast-cancer
#1
Montserrat Pérez-Salvia, Laia Simó-Riudalbas, Pere Llinàs-Arias, Laura Roa, Fernando Setien, Marta Soler, Manuel Castro de Moura, James E Bradner, Eva Gonzalez-Suarez, Catia Moutinho, Manel Esteller
BET bromodomain inhibitors, which have an antitumoral effect against various solid cancer tumor types, have not been studied in detail in luminal breast cancer, despite the prevalence of this subtype of mammary malignancy. Here we demonstrate that the BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 exerts growth-inhibitory activity in human luminal breast cancer cell lines associated with a depletion of the C-MYC oncogene, but does not alter the expression levels of the BRD4 bromodomain protein. Interestingly, expression microarray analyses indicate that, upon JQ1 administration, the antitumoral phenotype also involves downregulation of relevant breast cancer oncogenes such as the Breast Carcinoma-Amplified Sequence 1 (BCAS1) and the PDZ Domain-Containing 1 (PDZK1)...
May 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624514/bromodomain-containing-proteins-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Alfonso Urbanucci, Ian G Mills
Several oncogenic factors have been involved in prostate cancer progression. However, therapeutic approaches still focus on suppression of androgen receptor (AR) signaling. In fact, whereas the full-length AR incorporates a ligand-binding domain, which has become a drug target for competitive inhibitors, other transcription factors often do not have tractable binding pockets that aid drug development. Consequently drug development efforts have turned to transcription co-regulators, often chromatin-modifying enzymes or factors that bind to epigenetic modifications to chromatin...
June 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619718/click-chemistry-enables-preclinical-evaluation-of-targeted-epigenetic-therapies
#3
Dean S Tyler, Johanna Vappiani, Tatiana Cañeque, Enid Y N Lam, Aoife Ward, Omer Gilan, Yih-Chih Chan, Antje Hienzsch, Anna Rutkowska, Thilo Werner, Anne J Wagner, Dave Lugo, Richard Gregory, Cesar Ramirez Molina, Neil Garton, Christopher R Wellaway, Susan Jackson, Laura MacPherson, Margarida Figueiredo, Sabine Stolzenburg, Charles C Bell, Colin House, Sarah-Jane Dawson, Edwin D Hawkins, Gerard Drewes, Rab K Prinjha, Raphaël Rodriguez, Paola Grandi, Mark A Dawson
The success of new therapies hinges on our ability to understand their molecular and cellular mechanisms of action. Here we modify BET bromodomain inhibitors, an epigenetic-based therapy, to create functionally conserved compounds that are amenable to click-chemistry and can be used as molecular probes in vitro and in vivo. Using click-proteomics and click-sequencing we explore the gene regulatory function of bromodomain containing 4 protein (BRD4) and the transcriptional changes induced by BET inhibitors. Studying mouse models of acute leukemia, we use high-resolution microscopy and flow cytometry to highlight the heterogeneity of drug activity within tumor cells located in different tissue compartments...
June 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600752/rapamycin-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-suppressing-the-mtor-stat3-pathway
#4
Huiqing Hou, Jun Miao, Runjing Cao, Mei Han, Yafei Sun, Xiaoqian Liu, Li Guo
Rapamycin is a new immunosuppressant that has a primarily anti-inflammatory effect and selectively inhibits the activation of T helper (Th)-cell subsets. It is widely used to treat autoimmune disease. We studied the mechanism of rapamycin action against experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in C57BL/6 mice, a classic animal model of multiple sclerosis. Rapamycin significantly inhibited the development of EAE by decreasing both clinical scores and inflammatory cell infiltration into the spinal cord...
May 30, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595007/impact-of-target-warhead-and-linkage-vector-on-inducing-protein-degradation-comparison-of-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-bet-degraders-derived-from-triazolodiazepine-jq1-and-tetrahydroquinoline-i-bet726-bet-inhibitor-scaffolds
#5
Kwok-Ho Chan, Michael Zengerle, Andrea Testa, Alessio Ciulli
The design of proteolysis-targeting chimeras (PROTACs) is a powerful small-molecule approach for inducing protein degradation. PROTACs conjugate a target warhead to an E3 ubiquitin ligase ligand via a linker. Here we examined the impact of derivatizing two different BET bromodomain inhibitors, triazolodiazepine JQ1 and the more potent tetrahydroquinoline I-BET726, via distinct exit vectors, using different polyethylene glycol linkers to VHL ligand VH032. Triazolodiazepine PROTACs exhibited positive cooperativities of ternary complex formation, and were more potent degraders than tetrahydroquinoline compounds, which showed negative cooperativities instead...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593508/bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-decreases-cd30-and-ccr4-expression-and-proliferation-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-cell-lines
#6
Hiroaki Kamijo, Makoto Sugaya, Naomi Takahashi, Tomonori Oka, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Yoshihide Asano, Shinichi Sato
Bromodomain and external domain (BET) proteins regulate cell growth, proliferation, cell cycle, and differentiation in various cancers. Therefore, they have emerged as interesting targets. The effect of BET inhibitor on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), however, is yet to be known. Here, we examined the effect of BET inhibitor JQ1 on four cell lines (MyLa, SeAx, Hut78 and HH cells). CTCL cell lines were treated with JQ1 and cell number, cell cycle, frequency of apoptosis, and expressions of CD25, CD30 and CCR4 on the cell surface were evaluated by flow cytometry...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588024/bet-inhibitors-block-the-epstein-barr-virus-lytic-cycle-at-two-distinct-steps
#7
Kristin M Keck, Stephanie A Moquin, Amanda He, Samantha G Fernandez, Jessica J Somberg, Stephanie M Liu, Delsy M Martinez, Jj L Miranda
Lytic infection by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) poses numerous health risks, such as infectious mononucleosis and lymphoproliferative disorder. Proteins in the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family regulate multiple stages of viral life cycles and provide promising intervention targets. Synthetic small molecules can bind to the bromodomains and disrupt function by preventing recognition of acetylated lysine substrates. We demonstrate that JQ1 and other BET inhibitors block two different steps in the sequential cascade of the EBV lytic cycle...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586718/discovery-of-a-series-of-dihydroquinoxalin-2-1h-ones-as-selective-bet-inhibitors-from-a-dual-plk1-brd4-inhibitor
#8
Jianping Hu, Yingqing Wang, Yanlian Li, Lin Xu, Danyan Cao, ShanShan Song, Mohammadali Soleimani Damaneh, Xin Wang, Tao Meng, Yue-Lei Chen, Jingkang Shen, Zehong Miao, Bing Xiong
Recent years have seen much effort to discover new chemotypes of BRD4 inhibitors. Interestingly, some kinase inhibitors have been demonstrated to be potent bromodomain inhibitors, especially the PLK1 inhibitor BI-2536 and the JAK2 inhibitor TG101209, which can bind to BRD4 with IC50 values of 0.025 μM and 0.13 μM, respectively. Although the concept of dual inhibition is intriguing, selective BRD4 inhibitors are preferred as they may diminish off-target effects and provide more flexibility in anticancer drug combination therapy...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583499/the-effect-of-blocking-notch-signaling-by-%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitor-on-allergic-rhinitis
#9
Le Shi, Yue Ma, Chunquan Zheng, Qingzhao Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of blocking Notch signaling by γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI) on allergic rhinitis. METHOD: GSI, N-[N-(3,5-difluorophenacetyl-L-alanyl)]-S-phenylglycine t-butylester (DAPT) was administered to ovalbumin-induced AR mice models intranasally. We observed symptoms of sneezing and nose rubbing. To detect the inflammatory state, the serum OVA-specific-IgE, IFN-γ, IL-4, and IL-5 were analyzed by ELISA, and Th cell cytokines in nasal mucosa were analyzed by RT-PCR, including T-bet, IFN-γ, GATA-3, IL-4, and IL-5...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580303/the-role-of-bromodomain-testis-specific-factor-brdt-in-cancer-a-biomarker-and-a-possible-therapeutic-target
#10
REVIEW
Ekaterina Bourova-Flin, Florent Chuffart, Sophie Rousseaux, Saadi Khochbin
Cancer cells have recently been shown to activate hundreds of normally silent tissue-restricted genes, including a specific subset associated with cancer progression and poor prognosis. Within these genes, a class of testis-specific genes designed as cancer/testis, attracted special attention because of their oncogenic roles as well as their potential use in immunotherapy. Here we focus on one of these genes encoding the testis-specific member of the bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) family, known as BRDT...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576751/targeting-of-super-enhancers-and-mutant-braf-can-suppress-growth-of-braf-mutant-colon-cancer-cells-via-repression-of-mapk-signaling-pathway
#11
Yoshiaki Nakamura, Naoko Hattori, Naoko Iida, Satoshi Yamashita, Akiko Mori, Kana Kimura, Takayuki Yoshino, Toshikazu Ushijima
Bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) inhibitors suppress super-enhancers and show cytotoxicity against multiple types of tumors. However, early clinical trials with BET inhibitors showed severe hematopoietic toxicities, highlighting the need for sensitive tumors and rational combination strategies to enhance their therapeutic potential. Here, we identified colon cancer-specific super-enhancers that were associated with multiple oncogenic pathways, including the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway...
May 31, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572168/preclinical-efficacy-and-molecular-mechanism-of-targeting-cdk7-dependent-transcriptional-addiction-in-ovarian-cancer
#12
Zhenfeng Zhang, Huixin Peng, Xiaojie Wang, Xia Yin, Pengfei Ma, Ying Jing, Mei-Chun Cai, Jin Liu, Meiying Zhang, Shengzhe Zhang, Kaixuan Shi, Wei-Qiang Gao, Wen Di, Guanglei Zhuang
Ovarian cancer remains a significant cause of gynecological cancer mortality and novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed in clinic as new treatment options. We previously showed that BET bromodomain inhibitors displayed promising efficacy for the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer by downregulating pivot transcription factors. However, the potential anti-tumor activities and molecular mechanisms of other epigenetic or transcriptional therapies have not been systematically determined. Here, by performing an unbiased high-throughput drug screen to identify candidate compounds with antineoplastic effects, we identified THZ1, a recently developed covalent CDK7 inhibitor, as a new transcription-targeting compound that exerted broad cytotoxicity against ovarian tumors...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567671/downregulation-of-the-complement-cascade-in-vitro-in-mice-and-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-by-the-bet-protein-inhibitor-apabetalone-rvx-208
#13
Sylwia Wasiak, Dean Gilham, Laura M Tsujikawa, Christopher Halliday, Cyrus Calosing, Ravi Jahagirdar, Jan Johansson, Michael Sweeney, Norman C Wong, Ewelina Kulikowski
Apabetalone (RVX-208) is an epigenetic regulator developed to treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) that targets BET proteins. Through transcriptional regulation RVX-208 modulates pathways that underlie CVD including reverse cholesterol transport, vascular inflammation, coagulation, and complement. Using transcriptomics and proteomics we show that complement is one of the top pathways downregulated by RVX-208 in primary human hepatocytes (PHH) and in plasma from CVD patients. RVX-208 reduces basal and cytokine-driven expression of complement factors in PHH and in chimeric mice with humanized livers...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553123/the-hiv-protease-inhibitor-nelfinavir-as-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-pediatric-leukemia
#14
Vanessa Meier-Stephenson, Justin Riemer, Aru Narendran
PURPOSE: Refractory pediatric leukemia remains one of the leading causes of death in children. Intensification of current chemotherapy regimens to improve the outcome in these children is often limited by the effects of drug resistance and cumulative toxicity. Hence, the search for newer agents and novel therapeutic approaches are urgently needed to formulate the next-generation early-phase clinical trials for these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive library of antimicrobials, including eight HIV protease inhibitors (nelfinavir [NFV], saquinavir, indinavir, ritonavir, amprenavir, atazanavir, lopinavir, and darunavir), was tested against a panel of pediatric leukemia cells by in vitro growth inhibition studies...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549975/knockdown-of-epigenetic-transcriptional-co-regulator-brd2a-disrupts-apoptosis-and-proper-formation-of-hindbrain-and-midbrain-hindbrain-boundary-mhb-region-in-zebrafish
#15
Tami Murphy, Heather Melville, Eliza Fradkin, Giana Bistany, Gregory Branigan, Kelly Olsen, Catharine R Comstock, Hayley Hanby, Ellie Garbade, Angela J DiBenedetto
Brd2 is a member of the bromodomain-extraterminal domain (BET) family of proteins and functions as an acetyl-histone-directed transcriptional co-regulator and recruitment scaffold in chromatin modification complexes affecting signal-dependent transcription. While Brd2 acts as a protooncogene in mammalian blood, developmental studies link it to regulation of neuronal apoptosis and epilepsy, and complete knockout of the gene is invariably embryonic lethal. In Drosophila, the Brd2 homolog acts as a maternal effect factor necessary for segment formation and identity and proper expression of homeotic loci, including Ultrabithorax and engrailed...
May 23, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541716/investigational-bet-bromodomain-protein-inhibitors-in-early-stage-clinical-trials-for-acute-myelogenous-leukemia-aml
#16
Thorsten Braun, Claude Gardin
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous group of malignancies driven by genetic mutations and deregulated epigenetic control. Relapse/refractory disease remains frequent in younger patients and even more so in older patients, including treatment with epigenetic drugs in this age group, mainly with hypomethylating agents. New treatment strategies are urgently needed. The recent discovery that epigenetic readers of the bromodomain (BRD) and extraterminal (BET) protein family, are crucial for AML maintenance by transcription of oncogenic c-MYC lead to rapid development of BET inhibitors entering clinical trials...
June 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535045/bet-bromodomain-inhibitors-with-one-step-synthesis-discovered-from-virtual-screen
#17
Alex M Ayoub, Laura M L Hawk, Ryan J Herzig, Jiewei Jiang, Andrea J Wisniewski, Clifford T Gee, Peiliang Zhao, Jin-Yi Zhu, Norbert Berndt, Nana K Offei-Addo, Thomas G Scott, Jun Qi, James E Bradner, Timothy R Ward, Ernst Schönbrunn, Gunda I Georg, William C K Pomerantz
Chemical inhibition of epigenetic regulatory proteins BrdT and Brd4 is emerging as a promising therapeutic strategy in contraception, cancer, and heart disease. We report an easily synthesized dihydropyridopyrimidine pan-BET inhibitor scaffold, which was uncovered via a virtual screen followed by testing in a fluorescence anisotropy assay. Dihydropyridopyimidine 3 was subjected to further characterization and is highly selective for the BET family of bromodomains. Structure-activity relationship data and ligand deconstruction highlight the importance of the substitution of the uracil moiety for potency and selectivity...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516956/selective-bet-bromodomain-inhibition-as-an-antifungal-therapeutic-strategy
#18
Flore Mietton, Elena Ferri, Morgane Champleboux, Ninon Zala, Danièle Maubon, Yingsheng Zhou, Mike Harbut, Didier Spittler, Cécile Garnaud, Marie Courçon, Murielle Chauvel, Christophe d'Enfert, Boris A Kashemirov, Mitchell Hull, Muriel Cornet, Charles E McKenna, Jérôme Govin, Carlo Petosa
Invasive fungal infections cause significant morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised individuals, posing an urgent need for new antifungal therapeutic strategies. Here we investigate a chromatin-interacting module, the bromodomain (BD) from the BET family of proteins, as a potential antifungal target in Candida albicans, a major human fungal pathogen. We show that the BET protein Bdf1 is essential in C. albicans and that mutations inactivating its two BDs result in a loss of viability in vitro and decreased virulence in mice...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515341/bet-bromodomain-inhibition-suppresses-innate-inflammatory-and-profibrotic-transcriptional-networks-in-heart-failure
#19
Qiming Duan, Sarah McMahon, Priti Anand, Hirsh Shah, Sean Thomas, Hazel T Salunga, Yu Huang, Rongli Zhang, Aarathi Sahadevan, Madeleine E Lemieux, Jonathan D Brown, Deepak Srivastava, James E Bradner, Timothy A McKinsey, Saptarsi M Haldar
Despite current standard of care, the average 5-year mortality after an initial diagnosis of heart failure (HF) is about 40%, reflecting an urgent need for new therapeutic approaches. Previous studies demonstrated that the epigenetic reader protein bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4), an emerging therapeutic target in cancer, functions as a critical coactivator of pathologic gene transactivation during cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. However, the therapeutic relevance of these findings to human disease remained unknown...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504695/epigenetic-pathway-inhibitors-represent-potential-drugs-for-treating-pancreatic-and-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumors
#20
K E Lines, M Stevenson, P Filippakopoulos, S Müller, H E Lockstone, B Wright, S Grozinsky-Glasberg, A B Grossman, S Knapp, D Buck, C Bountra, R V Thakker
Cancer is associated with alterations in epigenetic mechanisms such as histone modifications and methylation of DNA, and inhibitors targeting epigenetic mechanisms represent a novel class of anti-cancer drugs. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the pancreas (PNETs) and bronchus (BNETs), which may have 5-year survivals of <50% and as low as 5%, respectively, represent targets for such drugs, as >40% of PNETs and ~35% of BNETs have mutations of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene, which encodes menin that modifies histones by interacting with histone methyltransferases...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
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