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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939121/discovery-of-novel-1-2-4-triazolo-4-3-a-quinoxaline-aminophenyl-derivatives-as-bet-inhibitors-for-cancer-treatment
#1
Imran Ali, Jooyun Lee, Areum Go, Gildon Choi, Kwangho Lee
Bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins, a class of epigenetic reader domains has emerged as a promising new target class for small molecule drug discovery for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases. Starting from in silico screening campaign, herein we report the discovery of novel BET inhibitors based on [1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]quinoxaline scaffold and their biological evaluation. The hit compound was optimized using the medicinal chemistry approach to the lead compound with excellent inhibitory activities against BRD4 in the binding assay...
September 14, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933601/transcriptional-regulation-of-autophagy-and-lysosomal-function-by-bromodomain-protein-brd4
#2
Jun-Ichi Sakamaki, Kevin M Ryan
Macroautophagy/autophagy is an intracellular recycling system that delivers cytoplasmic organelles and materials to lysosomes for degradation. This process is operated by autophagy-related (ATG) genes and tightly controlled by stress-responsive signaling pathways. Our recent study revealed that autophagy programs are transcriptionally suppressed by the BET family protein BRD4. This repression is alleviated during nutrient deprivation through the AMPK-SIRT1 pathway. Our findings therefore provide new insights into the regulation of autophagy...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931940/brd4-regulates-adiponectin-gene-induction-by-recruiting-the-p-tefb-complex-to-the-transcribed-region-of-the-gene
#3
Naoko Sakurai, Yuko Inamochi, Takuya Inoue, Natsuyo Hariya, Musashi Kawamura, Masami Yamada, Anup Dey, Akira Nishiyama, Takeo Kubota, Keiko Ozato, Toshinao Goda, Kazuki Mochizuki
We previously reported that induction of the adipocyte-specific gene adiponectin (Adipoq) during 3T3-L1 adipocyte differentiation is closely associated with epigenetic memory histone H3 acetylation on the transcribed region of the gene. We used 3T3-L1 adipocytes and Brd4 heterozygous mice to investigate whether the induction of Adipoq during adipocyte differentiation is regulated by histone acetylation and the binding protein bromodomain containing 4 (BRD4) on the transcribed region. Depletion of BRD4 by shRNA and inhibition by (+)-JQ1, an inhibitor of BET family proteins including BRD4, reduced Adipoq expression and lipid droplet accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930680/systematic-kinase-inhibitor-profiling-identifies-cdk9-as-a-synthetic-lethal-target-in-nut-midline-carcinoma
#4
Johannes Brägelmann, Marcel A Dammert, Felix Dietlein, Johannes M Heuckmann, Axel Choidas, Stefanie Böhm, André Richters, Debjit Basu, Verena Tischler, Carina Lorenz, Peter Habenberger, Zhizhou Fang, Sandra Ortiz-Cuaran, Frauke Leenders, Jan Eickhoff, Uwe Koch, Matthäus Getlik, Martin Termathe, Muhammad Sallouh, Zoltán Greff, Zoltán Varga, Hyatt Balke-Want, Christopher A French, Martin Peifer, H Christian Reinhardt, László Örfi, György Kéri, Sascha Ansén, Lukas C Heukamp, Reinhard Büttner, Daniel Rauh, Bert M Klebl, Roman K Thomas, Martin L Sos
Kinase inhibitors represent the backbone of targeted cancer therapy, yet only a limited number of oncogenic drivers are directly druggable. By interrogating the activity of 1,505 kinase inhibitors, we found that BRD4-NUT-rearranged NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) cells are specifically killed by CDK9 inhibition (CDK9i) and depend on CDK9 and Cyclin-T1 expression. We show that CDK9i leads to robust induction of apoptosis and of markers of DNA damage response in NMC cells. While both CDK9i and bromodomain inhibition over time result in reduced Myc protein expression, only bromodomain inhibition induces cell differentiation and a p21-induced cell-cycle arrest in these cells...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927100/hsa-mir-599-suppresses-the-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-brd4-in-breast-cancer
#5
Yonghui Wang, Yana Sui, Qinwei Zhu, Xiaomei Sui
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in females in the USA. Hsa-miR-599 was demonstrated to function as a tumour suppressor during cancer progression. However, the function and mechanism of the hsa-miR-599 in human breast cancer remain elusive. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the potential role of hsa-miR-599 in breast cancer biology. The expression levels of hsa-miR-599 in 40 pairs of surgical specimens and human breast cancer cell lines were detected using quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916223/bet-bromodomain-inhibitors-modulate-epigenetic-patterns-at-the-diacylglycerol-kinase-alpha-enhancer-associated-with-radiation-induced-fibrosis
#6
Gintvile Valinciute, Christoph Weigel, Marlon R Veldwijk, Christopher C Oakes, Carsten Herskind, Frederik Wenz, Christoph Plass, Peter Schmezer, Odilia Popanda
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fibrosis is a frequent adverse effect of radiotherapy and no effective treatments are currently available to prevent or reverse fibrotic disease. We have previously identified altered epigenetic patterns at a gene enhancer of the diacylglycerol kinase alpha (DGKA) locus in normal skin fibroblasts derived from fibrosis patients. An open chromatin pattern related to radiation-inducibility of DGKA is associated with onset of radiation-induced fibrosis. Here, we explore epigenetic modulation of DGKA as a way to mitigate predisposition to fibrosis...
September 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901664/pharmacophore-based-virtual-screening-molecular-docking-molecular-dynamics-simulation-and-biological-evaluation-for-the-discovery-of-novel-brd4-inhibitors
#7
Guoyi Yan, Manzhou Hou, Jiang Luo, Chunlan Pu, Xueyan Hou, Suke Lan, Rui Li
Bromodomain is a recognition module in the signal transduction of acetylated histone. BRD4, one of the bromodomain members, is emerging as an attractive therapeutic target for several types of cancer. Therefore, in this study an attempt has been made to screen compounds from an integrated database containing 5.5 million compounds for BRD4 inhibitors by using pharmacophore based virtual screening, molecular docking, and molecular dynamics simulations. As a result, two molecules out of twelve hits were found to be active in bioactivity tests...
September 13, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892380/gne-781-a-highly-advanced-potent-and-selective-bromodomain-inhibitor-of-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-response-element-binding-protein-binding-protein-cbp
#8
F Anthony Romero, Jeremy Murray, Kwong Wah Lai, Vickie Tsui, Brian K Albrecht, Le An, Maureen H Beresini, Gladys de Leon Boenig, Sarah M Bronner, Emily W Chan, Kevin X Chen, Zhongguo Chen, Edna F Choo, Kyle Clagg, Kevin Clark, Terry D Crawford, Patrick Cyr, Denise de Almeida Nagata, Karen E Gascoigne, Jane L Grogan, Georgia Hatzivassiliou, Wei Huang, Thomas L Hunsaker, Susan Kaufman, Stefan G Koenig, Ruina Li, Yingjie Li, Xiaorong Liang, Jiangpeng Liao, Wenfeng Liu, Justin Ly, Jonathan Maher, Colin Masui, Mark Merchant, Yingqing Ran, Alexander M Taylor, John Wai, Fei Wang, Xiaocang Wei, Dong Yu, Bing-Yan Zhu, Xiaoyu Zhu, Steven Magnuson
Inhibition of the bromodomain of the transcriptional regulator CBP/P300 is an especially interesting new therapeutic approach in oncology. We recently disclosed in vivo chemical tool 1 (GNE-272) for the bromodomain of CBP that was moderately potent and selective over BRD4(1). In pursuit of a more potent and selective CBP inhibitor, we used structure-based design. Constraining the aniline of 1 into a tetrahydroquinoline motif maintained potency and increased selectivity 2-fold. Structure-activity relationship studies coupled with further structure-based design targeting the LPF shelf, BC loop, and KAc regions allowed us to significantly increase potency and selectivity, resulting in the identification of non-CNS penetrant 19 (GNE-781, TR-FRET IC50 = 0...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885069/jq1-reduces-epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphoproliferative-disease-in-mice-without-sustained-oncogene-repression
#9
Amanda He, Jj L Miranda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884163/identification-of-a-novel-class-of-brd4-inhibitors-by-computational-screening-and-binding-simulations
#10
Bryce K Allen, Saurabh Mehta, Stuart W J Ember, Jin-Yi Zhu, Ernst Schönbrunn, Nagi G Ayad, Stephan C Schürer
Computational screening is a method to prioritize small-molecule compounds based on the structural and biochemical attributes built from ligand and target information. Previously, we have developed a scalable virtual screening workflow to identify novel multitarget kinase/bromodomain inhibitors. In the current study, we identified several novel N-[3-(2-oxo-pyrrolidinyl)phenyl]-benzenesulfonamide derivatives that scored highly in our ensemble docking protocol. We quantified the binding affinity of these compounds for BRD4(BD1) biochemically and generated cocrystal structures, which were deposited in the Protein Data Bank...
August 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881723/association-of-high-microvessel-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-and-low-pten-with-poor-outcome-in-stage-3-neuroblastoma-rationale-for-using-first-in-class-dual-pi3k-brd4-inhibitor-sf1126
#11
Anat Erdreich-Epstein, Alok R Singh, Shweta Joshi, Francisco M Vega, Pinzheng Guo, Jingying Xu, Susan Groshen, Wei Ye, Melissa Millard, Mihaela Campan, Guillermo Morales, Joseph R Garlich, Peter W Laird, Robert C Seeger, Hiroyuki Shimada, Donald L Durden
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid tumor in children. Our previous studies showed that the angiogenic integrin αvβ3 was increased in high-risk metastatic (stage 4) NB compared with localized neuroblastomas. Herein, we show that integrin αvβ3 was expressed on 68% of microvessels in MYCN-amplified stage 3 neuroblastomas, but only on 34% (means) in MYCN-non-amplified tumors (p < 0.001; n = 54). PTEN, a tumor suppressor involved in αvβ3 signaling, was expressed in neuroblastomas either diffusely, focally or not at all (immunohistochemistry)...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881673/bromodomain-inhibition-shows-antitumoral-activity-in-mice-and-human-luminal-breast-cancer
#12
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)...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881656/brd4-facilitates-dna-damage-response-and-represses-cbx5-heterochromatin-protein-1-hp1
#13
Georgios Pongas, Marianne K Kim, Dong J Min, Carrie D House, Elizabeth Jordan, Natasha Caplen, Sirisha Chakka, Joyce Ohiri, Michael J Kruhlak, Christina M Annunziata
Ovarian cancer (OC) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by defective DNA repair. Very few targets are universally expressed in the high grade serous (HGS) subtype. We previously identified that CHK1 was overexpressed in most of HGSOC. Here, we sought to understand the DNA damage response (DDR) to CHK1 inhibition and increase the anti-tumor activity of this pathway. We found BRD4 suppression either by siRNA or BRD4 inhibitor JQ1 enhanced the cytotoxicity of CHK1 inhibition. Interestingly, BRD4 was amplified and/or upregulated in a subset of HGSOC with statistical correlation to overall survival...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878233/a-chalcone-derivative-reactivates-latent-hiv-1-transcription-through-activating-p-tefb-and-promoting-tat-sec-interaction-on-viral-promoter
#14
Jun Wu, Ming-Tao Ao, Rui Shao, Hui-Ru Wang, Diao Yu, Mei-Juan Fang, Xiang Gao, Zhen Wu, Qiang Zhou, Yu-Hua Xue
The principal barrier to the eradication of HIV/AIDS is the existence of latent viral reservoirs. One strategy to overcome this barrier is to use latency-reversing agents (LRAs) to reactivate the latent proviruses, which can then be eliminated by effective anti-retroviral therapy. Although a number of LRAs have been found to reactivate latent HIV, they have not been used clinically due to high toxicity and poor efficacy. In this study, we report the identification of a chalcone analogue called Amt-87 that can significantly reactivate the transcription of latent HIV provirses and act synergistically with known LRAs such as prostratin and JQ1 to reverse latency...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870238/bet-bromodomain-inhibitors-and-agonists-of-the-beta-2-adrenergic-receptor-identified-in-screens-for-compounds-that-inhibit-dux4-expression-in-fshd-muscle-cells
#15
Amy E Campbell, Jonathan Oliva, Matthew P Yates, Jun Wen Zhong, Sean C Shadle, Lauren Snider, Nikita Singh, Shannon Tai, Yosuke Hiramuki, Rabi Tawil, Silvère M van der Maarel, Stephen J Tapscott, Francis M Sverdrup
BACKGROUND: Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) is a progressive muscle disease caused by mutations that lead to epigenetic derepression and inappropriate transcription of the double homeobox 4 (DUX4) gene in skeletal muscle. Drugs that enhance the repression of DUX4 and prevent its expression in skeletal muscle cells therefore represent candidate therapies for FSHD. METHODS: We screened an aggregated chemical library enriched for compounds with epigenetic activities and the Pharmakon 1600 library composed of compounds that have reached clinical testing to identify molecules that decrease DUX4 expression as monitored by the levels of DUX4 target genes in FSHD patient-derived skeletal muscle cell cultures...
September 4, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862840/discovery-of-inhibitors-of-four-bromodomains-by-fragment-anchored-ligand-docking
#16
Jean-Rémy Marchand, Andrea Dalle Vedove, Graziano Lolli, Amedeo Caflisch
The high-throughput docking protocol called ALTA-VS (anchor-based library tailoring approach for virtual screening) was developed in 2005 for the efficient in silico screening of large libraries of compounds by preselection of only those molecules that have optimal fragments (anchors) for the protein target. Here we present an updated version of ALTA-VS with a broader range of potential applications. The evaluation of binding energy makes use of a classical force field with implicit solvent in the continuum dielectric approximation...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854735/brd4-inhibitors-block-telomere-elongation
#17
Steven Wang, Alexandra M Pike, Stella S Lee, Margaret A Strong, Carla J Connelly, Carol W Greider
Cancer cells maintain telomere length equilibrium to avoid senescence and apoptosis induced by short telomeres, which trigger the DNA damage response. Limiting the potential for telomere maintenance in cancer cells has been long been proposed as a therapeutic target. Using an unbiased shRNA screen targeting known kinases, we identified bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) as a telomere length regulator. Four independent BRD4 inhibitors blocked telomere elongation, in a dose-dependent manner, in mouse cells overexpressing telomerase...
August 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851877/vegf-amplifies-transcription-through-ets1-acetylation-to-enable-angiogenesis
#18
Jiahuan Chen, Yi Fu, Daniel S Day, Ye Sun, Shiyan Wang, Xiaodong Liang, Fei Gu, Fang Zhang, Sean M Stevens, Pingzhu Zhou, Kai Li, Yan Zhang, Ruei-Zeng Lin, Lois E H Smith, Jin Zhang, Kun Sun, Juan M Melero-Martin, Zeguang Han, Peter J Park, Bing Zhang, William T Pu
Release of promoter-proximally paused RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) is a recently recognized transcriptional regulatory checkpoint. The biological roles of RNAPII pause release and the mechanisms by which extracellular signals control it are incompletely understood. Here we show that VEGF stimulates RNAPII pause release by stimulating acetylation of ETS1, a master endothelial cell transcriptional regulator. In endothelial cells, ETS1 binds transcribed gene promoters and stimulates their expression by broadly increasing RNAPII pause release...
August 29, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846832/induction-of-a-novel-isoform-of-the-lncrna-hotair-in-claudin-low-breast-cancer-cells-attached-to-extracellular-matrix
#19
Miao Li, Xi Li, Yan Zhuang, Erik K Flemington, Lin Zhen, Bin Shan
Elevated overexpression of the lncRNA HOTAIR mediates invasion and metastasis in breast cancer. In an apparent paradox, we observed low expression of HOTAIR in the invasive Claudin-low MDA-MB-231 and Hs578T cells in two-dimensional culture (2D). However, HOTAIR expression exhibited robust induction in laminin-rich extracellular matrix based three-dimensional organotypic culture (lrECM 3D) over that in 2D culture. Induction of HOTAIR required intact ECM signaling, namely integrin α2 and SRC kinase activity...
August 28, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846108/runx3-plays-a-critical-role-in-restriction-point-and-defense-against-cellular-transformation
#20
X-Z Chi, J-W Lee, Y-S Lee, I Y Park, Y Ito, S-C Bae
The restriction (R)-point decision is fundamental to normal differentiation and the G1-S transition, and the decision-making machinery is perturbed in nearly all cancer cells. The mechanisms underlying the cellular context-dependent R-point decision remain poorly understood. We found that the R-point was dysregulated in Runx3(-/-)mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), which formed tumors in nude mice. Ectopic expression of Runx3 restored the R-point and abolished the tumorigenicity of Runx3(-/-)MEFs and K-Ras-activated Runx3(-/-)MEFs (Runx3(-/-);K-Ras(G12D/+))...
August 28, 2017: Oncogene
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