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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339196/discovery-of-a-small-molecule-degrader-of-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-bet-proteins-with-picomolar-cellular-potencies-and-capable-of-achieving-tumor-regression
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Bing Zhou, Jiantao Hu, Fuming Xu, Zhuo Chen, Longchuan Bai, Ester Fernandez-Salas, Mei Lin, Liu Liu, Chao-Yie Yang, Yujun Zhao, Donna McEachern, Sally Przybranowski, Bo Wen, Duxin Sun, Shaomeng Wang
The bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) family proteins, consisting of BRD2, BRD3, BRD4, and testis-specific BRDT members, are epigenetic "readers" and play a key role in the regulation of gene transcription. BET proteins are considered to be attractive therapeutic targets for cancer and other human diseases. Recently, heterobifunctional small-molecule BET degraders have been designed based upon the proteolysis targeting chimera (PROTAC) concept to induce BET protein degradation. Herein, we present our design, synthesis, and evaluation of a new class of PROTAC BET degraders...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248992/altered-regulation-and-expression-of-genes-by-bet-family-of-proteins-in-copd-patients
#2
Rajneesh Malhotra, Nisha Kurian, Xiao-Hong Zhou, Fanyi Jiang, Susan Monkley, Amy DeMicco, Ib G Clausen, Göran Delgren, Goran Edenro, Miika J Ahdesmäki, Maryam Clausen, Lisa Öberg, Elisabeth Israelsson, Graham Belfield, Outi Vaarala
BACKGROUND: BET proteins (BRD2, BRD3, BRDT and BRD4) belong to the family of bromodomain containing proteins, which form a class of transcriptional co-regulators. BET proteins bind to acetylated lysine residues in the histones of nucleosomal chromatin and function either as co-activators or co-repressors of gene expression. An imbalance between HAT and HDAC activities resulting in hyperacetylation of histones has been identified in COPD. We hypothesized that pan-BET inhibitor (JQ1) treatment of BET protein interactions with hyperacetylated sites in the chromatin will regulate excessive activation of pro-inflammatory genes in key inflammatory drivers of alveolar macrophages (AM) in COPD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194432/bet-inhibitors-block-pancreatic-stellate-cell-collagen-i-production-and-attenuate-fibrosis-in-vivo
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Krishan Kumar, Brian T DeCant, Paul J Grippo, Rosa F Hwang, David J Bentrem, Kazumi Ebine, Hidayatullah G Munshi
The fibrotic reaction, which can account for over 70%-80% of the tumor mass, is a characteristic feature of human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tumors. It is associated with activation and proliferation of pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), which are key regulators of collagen I production and fibrosis in vivo. In this report, we show that members of the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family of proteins are expressed in primary PSCs isolated from human PDAC tumors, with BRD4 positively regulating, and BRD2 and BRD3 negatively regulating, collagen I expression in primary cancer-associated PSCs...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173625/bet-proteins-an-approach-to-future-therapies-in-transplantation
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B Suarez-Alvarez, R M Rodriguez, M Ruiz-Ortega, C Lopez-Larrea
In order to develop new efficient therapies for organ transplantation, it is essential to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the molecular mechanisms and processes, such as immune activation, chronic inflammation, and fibrosis, which lead to rejection and long-term graft loss. Recent efforts have shed some light on the epigenetic regulation associated with these processes. In this context, the bromo and extraterminal (BET) family of bromodomain proteins (BRD2, BRD3, BRD4, and BRDT) have emerged as major epigenetic players, connecting chromatin structure with gene expression changes...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161994/conformation-dependent-qsar-approach-for-the-prediction-of-inhibitory-activity-of-bromodomain-modulators
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C R García-Jacas, K Martinez-Mayorga, Y Marrero-Ponce, J L Medina-Franco
Epigenetic drug discovery is a promising research field with growing interest in the scientific community, as evidenced by the number of publications and the large amount of structure-epigenetic activity information currently available in the public domain. Computational methods are valuable tools to analyse and understand the activity of large compound collections from their structural information. In this manuscript, QSAR models to predict the inhibitory activity of a diverse and heterogeneous set of 88 organic molecules against the bromodomains BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4 are presented...
January 2017: SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045112/bromodomain-protein-brd3-promotes-ifnb1-transcription-via-enhancing-irf3-p300-complex-formation-and-recruitment-to-ifnb1-promoter-in-macrophages
#6
Wenhui Ren, Chunmei Wang, Qinlan Wang, Dezhi Zhao, Kai Zhao, Donghao Sun, Xingguang Liu, Chaofeng Han, Jin Hou, Xia Li, Qian Zhang, Xuetao Cao, Nan Li
As members of bromodomain and extra-terminal motif protein family, bromodomain-containing proteins regulate a wide range of biological processes including protein scaffolding, mitosis, cell cycle progression and transcriptional regulation. The function of these bromodomain proteins (Brds) in innate immune response has been reported but the role of Brd3 remains unclear. Here we find that virus infection significantly downregulate Brd3 expression in macrophages and Brd3 knockout inhibits virus-triggered IFN-β production...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991587/a-bromodomain-dna-interaction-facilitates-acetylation-dependent-bivalent-nucleosome-recognition-by-the-bet-protein-brdt
#7
Thomas C R Miller, Bernd Simon, Vladimir Rybin, Helga Grötsch, Sandrine Curtet, Saadi Khochbin, Teresa Carlomagno, Christoph W Müller
Bromodomains are critical components of many chromatin modifying/remodelling proteins and are emerging therapeutic targets, yet how they interact with nucleosomes, rather than acetylated peptides, remains unclear. Using BRDT as a model, we characterized how the BET family of bromodomains interacts with site-specifically acetylated nucleosomes. Here we report that BRDT interacts with nucleosomes through its first (BD1), but not second (BD2) bromodomain, and that acetylated histone recognition by BD1 is complemented by a bromodomain-DNA interaction...
December 19, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827996/the-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-domain-bet-family-functional-anatomy-of-bet-paralogous-proteins
#8
REVIEW
Yasushi Taniguchi
The Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal Domain (BET) family of proteins is characterized by the presence of two tandem bromodomains and an extra-terminal domain. The mammalian BET family of proteins comprises BRD2, BRD3, BRD4, and BRDT, which are encoded by paralogous genes that may have been generated by repeated duplication of an ancestral gene during evolution. Bromodomains that can specifically bind acetylated lysine residues in histones serve as chromatin-targeting modules that decipher the histone acetylation code...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815670/novel-rice-mutants-overexpressing-the-brassinosteroid-catabolic-gene-cyp734a4
#9
Wenjing Qian, Chao Wu, Yaping Fu, Guocheng Hu, Zhengquan He, Wenzhen Liu
Moderate overexpression of CYP734A4 improves grain number per main panicle and seed setting rate. Brassinosteroid (BR) homeostasis and signaling are crucial for plant growth and development. CYP734A genes encode cytochrome P450 monooxygenases that control the level of bioactive BRs by degrading BRs. However, fertile plants overexpressing CYP734As have not been reported in rice. Here, we isolated a novel semi-dominant mutant brd3-D, in which T-DNA was inserted approximately 4 kb upstream of the CYP734A4 gene (GenBank Accession AB488667), causing its overexpression...
January 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783056/metabolic-response-to-xd14-treatment-in-human-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7
#10
Daqiang Pan, Michel Kather, Lucas Willmann, Manuel Schlimpert, Christoph Bauer, Simon Lagies, Karin Schmidtkunz, Steffen U Eisenhardt, Manfred Jung, Stefan Günther, Bernd Kammerer
XD14 is a 4-acyl pyrrole derivative, which was discovered by a high-throughput virtual screening experiment. XD14 inhibits bromodomain and extra-terminal domain (BET) proteins (BRD2, BRD3, BRD4 and BRDT) and consequently suppresses cell proliferation. In this study, metabolic profiling reveals the molecular effects in the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 (Michigan Cancer Foundation-7) treated by XD14. A three-day time series experiment with two concentrations of XD14 was performed. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was applied for untargeted profiling of treated and non-treated MCF-7 cells...
October 24, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769357/clinical-trials-for-bet-inhibitors-run-ahead-of-the-science
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REVIEW
Guillaume Andrieu, Anna C Belkina, Gerald V Denis
Several cancer clinical trials for small molecule inhibitors of BET bromodomain proteins have been initiated. There is enthusiasm for the anti-proliferative effect of inhibiting BRD4, one of the targets of these inhibitors, which is thought to cooperate with MYC, a long-desired target for cancer therapeutics. However, no current inhibitor is selective for BRD4 among the three somatic BET proteins, which include BRD2 and BRD3; their respective functions are partially overlapping and none are functionally redundant with BRD4...
March 2016: Drug Discovery Today. Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769353/erythropoiesis-provides-a-brd-s-eye-view-of-bet-protein-function
#12
REVIEW
Aaron J Stonestrom, Sarah C Hsu, Michael T Werner, Gerd A Blobel
Pharmacologic inhibitors of the bromodomain and extra-terminal motif (BET) protein family are in clinical trials for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, yet the functions of individual BET proteins remain largely uncharacterized. We review the molecular roles of BETs in the context of erythropoiesis. Studies in this lineage have provided valuable insights into their mechanisms of action, and helped define the individual and overlapping functions of BET protein family members BRD2, BRD3, and BRD4. These studies have important ramifications for our understanding of the molecular and physiologic roles of BET proteins, and provide a framework for elucidating some of the beneficial and adverse effects of pharmacologic inhibitors...
March 2016: Drug Discovery Today. Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769352/phospho-brd4-transcription-plasticity-and-drug-targeting
#13
REVIEW
Cheng-Ming Chiang
BRD4 is an epigenetic regulator and transcription cofactor whose phosphorylation by CK2 and dephosphorylation by PP2A modulates its function in chromatin targeting, factor recruitment, and cancer progression. While the bromodomains of BET family proteins, including BRD4, BRD2, BRD3 and BRDT, have been the primary targets of small compounds such as JQ1, I-BET and MS417 that show promising anticancer effects against some hematopoietic cancer and solid tumors, drug resistance upon prolonged treatment necessitates a better understanding of alternative pathways underlying not only the resistance but also persistent BET protein dependence for identifying new targets and effective combination therapy strategies...
March 2016: Drug Discovery Today. Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764794/the-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-exerts-the-most-potent-synergistic-anticancer-effects-with-quinone-containing-compounds-and-anti-microtubule-drugs
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Pei Y Liu, Nicholas Sokolowski, Su T Guo, Faraz Siddiqi, Bernard Atmadibrata, Thomas J Telfer, Yuting Sun, Lihong Zhang, Denise Yu, Joshua Mccarroll, Bing Liu, Rui H Yang, Xiang Y Guo, Andrew E Tee, Ken Itoh, Jenny Wang, Maria Kavallaris, Michelle Haber, Murray D Norris, Belamy B Cheung, Jennifer A Byrne, David S Ziegler, Glenn M Marshall, Marcel E Dinger, Rachel Codd, Xu D Zhang, Tao Liu
BET bromodomain inhibitors are very promising novel anticancer agents, however, single therapy does not cause tumor regression in mice, suggesting the need for combination therapy. After screening a library of 2697 small molecule compounds, we found that two classes of compounds, the quinone-containing compounds such as nanaomycin and anti-microtubule drugs such as vincristine, exerted the best synergistic anticancer effects with the BET bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 in neuroblastoma cells. Mechanistically, the quinone-containing compound nanaomycin induced neuroblastoma cell death but also activated the Nrf2-antioxidant signaling pathway, and the BET bromodomain proteins BRD3 and BRD4 formed a protein complex with Nrf2...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667451/-brd3-promotes-il-6-production-via-enhancing-acetylase-cbp-recruitment-and-histone-3-acetylation-within-il6-promoter
#15
Wenhui Ren, Donghao Sun, Chunmei Wang, Nan Li
Objective To investigate the role of bromodomain containing 3 (Brd3) in LPS-triggered interleukin-6 (IL-6) production in macrophages and the underlying mechanism. Methods CRISPR-Cas9 technology was used to screen an RAW264.7 cell line with Brd3 knockout (Brd3(-/-)). The Brd3(-/-) cells were used as an experimental group, and the parential cells expressing wide-type Brd3 as a control group. The IL-6 level in cell culture supernatant was detected by ELISA after 100 ng/mL LPS challenging. Effect of Brd3 knockout on the expression and activation of signal pathways involved in IL-6 expression, including the NF-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways were examined by Western blot analysis...
October 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651315/brd4-regulates-breast-cancer-dissemination-through-jagged1-notch1-signaling
#16
Guillaume Andrieu, Anna H Tran, Katherine J Strissel, Gerald V Denis
The bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) proteins are epigenetic "readers" of acetylated histones in chromatin and have been identified as promising therapeutic targets in diverse cancers. However, it remains unclear how individual family members participate in cancer progression and small molecule inhibitors such as JQ1 can target functionally independent BET proteins. Here, we report a signaling pathway involving BRD4 and the ligand/receptor pair Jagged1/Notch1 that sustains triple-negative breast cancer migration and invasion...
November 15, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591477/bet-bromodomain-inhibition-promotes-neurogenesis-while-inhibiting-gliogenesis-in-neural-progenitor-cells
#17
Jingjun Li, Jing Ma, Guofeng Meng, Hong Lin, Sharon Wu, Jamie Wang, Jie Luo, Xiaohong Xu, David Tough, Matthew Lindon, Inmaculada Rioja, Jing Zhao, Hongkang Mei, Rab Prinjha, Zhong Zhong
Neural stem cells and progenitor cells (NPCs) are increasingly appreciated to hold great promise for regenerative medicine to treat CNS injuries and neurodegenerative diseases. However, evidence for effective stimulation of neuronal production from endogenous or transplanted NPCs for neuron replacement with small molecules remains limited. To identify novel chemical entities/targets for neurogenesis, we had established a NPC phenotypic screen assay and validated it using known small-molecule neurogenesis inducers...
September 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451123/small-molecule-targeting-of-bet-proteins-in-cancer
#18
C A French
BET proteins have recently become recognized for their role in a broad range of cancers and are defined by the presence of two acetyl-histone reading bromodomains and an ET domain. This family of proteins includes BRD2, BRD3, BRD4, and BRDT. BRD4 is the most-studied BET protein in cancer, and normally serves as an epigenetic reader that links active chromatin marks to transcriptional elongation through activation of RNA polymerase II. The role of BRD3 and BRD4 first became known in cancer as mutant oncoproteins fused to the p300-recruiting NUT protein in a rare aggressive subtype of squamous cell cancer known as NUT midline carcinoma (NMC)...
2016: Advances in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27169995/regulation-of-gli-underlies-a-role-for-bet-bromodomains-in-pancreatic-cancer-growth-and-the-tumor-microenvironment
#19
Yinshi Huang, Sabikun Nahar, Akifumi Nakagawa, Maite G Fernandez-Barrena, Jennifer A Mertz, Barbara M Bryant, Curtis E Adams, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Kate N Von Alt, Kevin Chang, Andrew R Conery, Charlie Hatton, Robert J Sims, Martin E Fernandez-Zapico, Xingpeng Wang, Keith D Lillemoe, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo, Andrew L Warshaw, Sarah P Thayer, Andrew S Liss
PURPOSE: The initiation, progression, and maintenance of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) results from the interplay of genetic and epigenetic events. While the genetic alterations of PDAC have been well characterized, epigenetic pathways regulating PDAC remain, for the most part, elusive. The goal of this study was to identify novel epigenetic regulators contributing to the biology of PDAC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: In vivo pooled shRNA screens targeting 118 epigenetic proteins were performed in two orthotopic PDAC xenograft models...
August 15, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27158652/preparation-data-of-the-bromodomains-brd3-1-brd3-2-brd4-1-and-brpf1b-and-crystallization-of-brd4-1-inhibitor-complexes
#20
Martin Hügle, Xavier Lucas, Gerhard Weitzel, Dmytro Ostrovskyi, Bernhard Breit, Stefan Gerhardt, Karin Schmidtkunz, Manfred Jung, Roland Schüle, Oliver Einsle, Stefan Günther, Daniel Wohlwend
This article presents detailed purification procedures for the bromodomains BRD3(1), BRD3(2), BRD4(1), and BRPF1B. In addition we provide crystallization protocols for apo BRD4(1) and BRD4(1) in complex with numerous inhibitors. The protocols described here were successfully applied to obtain affinity data by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and by differential scanning fluorimetry (DSF) as well as structural characterizations of BRD4(1) inhibitor complexes (PDB codes: PDB: 4LYI, PDB: 4LZS, PDB: 4LYW, PDB: 4LZR, PDB: 4LYS, PDB: 5D24, PDB: 5D25, PDB: 5D26, PDB: 5D3H, PDB: 5D3J, PDB: 5D3L, PDB: 5D3N, PDB: 5D3P, PDB: 5D3R, PDB: 5D3S, PDB: 5D3T)...
June 2016: Data in Brief
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