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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903272/inhibition-of-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-bet-proteins-increases-nkg2d-ligand-mica-expression-and-sensitivity-to-nk-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-in-multiple-myeloma-cells-role-of-cmyc-irf4-mir-125b-interplay
#1
Maria Pia Abruzzese, Maria Teresa Bilotta, Cinzia Fionda, Alessandra Zingoni, Alessandra Soriani, Elisabetta Vulpis, Cristiana Borrelli, Beatrice Zitti, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Maria Rosaria Ricciardi, Rosa Molfetta, Rossella Paolini, Angela Santoni, Marco Cippitelli
BACKGROUND: Anti-cancer immune responses may contribute to the control of tumors after conventional chemotherapy, and different observations have indicated that chemotherapeutic agents can induce immune responses resulting in cancer cell death and immune-stimulatory side effects. Increasing experimental and clinical evidence highlight the importance of natural killer (NK) cells in immune responses toward multiple myeloma (MM), and combination therapies able to enhance the activity of NK cells against MM are showing promise in treating this hematologic cancer...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879331/brd4-activates-early-viral-transcription-upon-human-papillomavirus-18-infection-of-primary-keratinocytes
#2
Caleb C McKinney, Min Jung Kim, Dan Chen, Alison A McBride
: Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) replicate in the cutaneous and mucosal epithelia, and the infectious cycle is synchronous with the differentiation program of the host keratinocytes. The virus initially infects dividing cells in the lower layers of the epithelium, where it establishes a persistent infection. The viral genome is maintained as a low-copy-number, extrachromosomal element in these proliferating cells but switches to the late stage of the life cycle in differentiated cells...
November 22, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864512/epstein-barr-virus-super-enhancer-ernas-are-essential-for-myc-oncogene-expression-and-lymphoblast-proliferation
#3
Jun Liang, Hufeng Zhou, Catherine Gerdt, Min Tan, Tyler Colson, Kenneth M Kaye, Elliott Kieff, Bo Zhao
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) super-enhancers (ESEs) are essential for lymphoblastoid cell (LCL) growth and survival. Reanalyses of LCL global run-on sequencing (Gro-seq) data found abundant enhancer RNAs (eRNAs) being transcribed at ESEs. Inactivation of ESE components, EBV nuclear antigen 2 (EBNA2) and bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4), significantly decreased eRNAs at ESEs -428 and -525 kb upstream of the MYC oncogene transcription start site (TSS). shRNA knockdown of the MYC -428 and -525 ESE eRNA caused LCL growth arrest and reduced cell growth...
November 18, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862999/assessment-of-bromodomain-target-engagement-by-a-series-of-bi2536-analogues-with-miniaturized-bet-bret
#4
Luke W Koblan, Dennis L Buckley, Christopher J Ott, Mark E Fitzgerald, Stuart W J Ember, Jin-Yi Zhu, Shuai Liu, Justin M Roberts, David Remillard, Sarah Vittori, Wei Zhang, Ernst Schonbrunn, James E Bradner
Evaluating the engagement of a small molecule ligand with a protein target in cells provides useful information for chemical probe optimization and pharmaceutical development. While several techniques exist that can be performed in a low-throughput manner, systematic evaluation of large compound libraries remains a challenge. In-cell engagement measurements are especially useful when evaluating compound classes suspected to target multiple cellular factors. In this study we used a bioluminescent resonant energy transfer assay to assess bromodomain engagement by a compound series containing bromodomain- and kinase-biasing polypharmacophores based on the known dual BRD4 bromodomain/PLK1 kinase inhibitor BI2536...
November 15, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858214/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-n-3-oxo-3-4-dihydro-2h-benzo-b-1-4-oxazin-7-yl-benzenesulfonamide-derivatives-as-new-bet-bromodomain-inhibitors-for-anti-hematologic-malignancies-activities
#5
Li Liu, Yongxia Zhu, Zhihao Liu, Tinghong Ye, Weiqiong Zuo, Cuiting Peng, Kunjie Xiao, Ningyu Wang, Luoting Yu
The bromodomain and extra-terminal proteins (BETs), in particular BRD4, has been reported to play important roles in cancer, inflammation, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and neurological disorders. In this paper, a series of benzomorpholinone derivatives were synthesized and biologically evaluated as BETs inhibitors. Detailed structure-activity relationship studies led to the discovery of several new potent compounds, of which 15h and 15i displayed [Formula: see text] values of 2.8 and 4.5 [Formula: see text] against BRD4 (D1), respectively, and showed good anti-proliferation activities against four hematologic malignancies cell lines at low-micromolar concentrations, including MV4-11, OCI-LY10, Pfeifer, and Su-DHL-6 cells...
November 17, 2016: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846392/a-druggable-tcf4-and-brd4-dependent-transcriptional-network-sustains-malignancy-in-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm
#6
Michele Ceribelli, Zhiying Esther Hou, Priscilla N Kelly, Da Wei Huang, George Wright, Karthik Ganapathi, Moses O Evbuomwan, Stefania Pittaluga, Arthur L Shaffer, Guido Marcucci, Stephen J Forman, Wenming Xiao, Rajarshi Guha, Xiaohu Zhang, Marc Ferrer, Laurence Chaperot, Joel Plumas, Elaine S Jaffe, Craig J Thomas, Boris Reizis, Louis M Staudt
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is an aggressive and largely incurable hematologic malignancy originating from plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). Using RNAi screening, we identified the E-box transcription factor TCF4 as a master regulator of the BPDCN oncogenic program. TCF4 served as a faithful diagnostic marker of BPDCN, and its downregulation caused the loss of the BPDCN-specific gene expression program and apoptosis. High-throughput drug screening revealed that bromodomain and extra-terminal domain inhibitors (BETis) induced BPDCN apoptosis, which was attributable to disruption of a BPDCN-specific transcriptional network controlled by TCF4-dependent super-enhancers...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846385/an-unexpected-chink-in-the-transcriptional-armor-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-neoplasms
#7
Maria Kleppe, Ross L Levine
In this issue of Cancer Cell, Ceribelli et al. use functional genomic and chemical screening to reveal the existence of a TCF4/BRD4-dependent oncogenic regulatory network in blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) and demonstrate that BPDCN cells are highly sensitive to therapeutic targeting of this novel dependency.
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
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/27803105/bet-inhibitors-suppress-aldh-activity-by-targeting-aldh1a1-super-enhancer-in-ovarian-cancer
#9
Yuhki Yokoyama, Hengrui Zhu, Jeong Heon Lee, Andrew V Kossenkov, Sherry Y Wu, Jayamanna M Wickramasinghe, Xiangfan Yin, Katherine C Palozola, Alessandro Gardini, Louise C Showe, Kenneth S Zaret, Qin Liu, David Speicher, Jose R Conejo-Garcia, James E Bradner, Zhiguo Zhang, Anil K Sood, Tamas Ordog, Benjamin G Bitler, Rugang Zhang
The emergence of tumor cells with certain stem-like characteristics, such as high aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity due to ALDH1A1 expression, contributes to chemotherapy resistance and tumor relapse. However, clinically applicable inhibitors of ALDH activity have not been reported. There is evidence to suggest that epigenetic regulation of stem-related genes contributes to chemotherapy efficacy. Here, we show that bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) inhibitors suppress ALDH activity by abrogating BRD4-mediated ALDH1A1 expression through a super-enhancer element and its associated enhancer RNA...
November 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793799/brd4-mediates-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-transcriptional-elongation
#10
Bing Tian, Yingxin Zhao, Hong Sun, Yueqing Zhang, Jun Yang, Allan R Brasier
Chronic epithelial injury triggers a TGFβ-mediated cellular transition from normal epithelium into a mesenchymal-like state that produces subepithelial fibrosis and airway remodeling. Here we examined how TGFβ induces the mesenchymal cell state, and determined its mechanism. We observe that TGFβ stimulation activates an inflammatory gene program controlled by the NFκB/RelA signaling pathway. In the mesenchymal state, NFκB-dependent immediate-early genes accumulate euchromatin marks and processive RNA polymerase...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783056/metabolic-response-to-xd14-treatment-in-human-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7
#11
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/27782467/a-fast-open-source-implementation-of-adaptive-biasing-potentials-uncovers-a-ligand-design-strategy-for-the-chromatin-regulator-brd4
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Bradley M Dickson, Parker W de Waal, Zachary H Ramjan, H Eric Xu, Scott B Rothbart
In this communication we introduce an efficient implementation of adaptive biasing that greatly improves the speed of free energy computation in molecular dynamics simulations. We investigated the use of accelerated simulations to inform on compound design using a recently reported and clinically relevant inhibitor of the chromatin regulator BRD4 (bromodomain-containing protein 4). Benchmarking on our local compute cluster, our implementation achieves up to 2.5 times more force calls per day than plumed2. Results of five 1 μs-long simulations are presented, which reveal a conformational switch in the BRD4 inhibitor between a binding competent and incompetent state...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775716/potent-and-selective-bivalent-inhibitors-of-bet-bromodomains
#13
Michael J Waring, Huawei Chen, Alfred A Rabow, Graeme Walker, Romel Bobby, Scott Boiko, Rob H Bradbury, Rowena Callis, Edwin Clark, Ian Dale, Danette L Daniels, Austin Dulak, Liz Flavell, Geoff Holdgate, Thomas A Jowitt, Alexey Kikhney, Mark McAlister, Jacqui Méndez, Derek Ogg, Joe Patel, Philip Petteruti, Graeme R Robb, Matthew B Robers, Sakina Saif, Natalie Stratton, Dmitri I Svergun, Wenxian Wang, David Whittaker, David M Wilson, Yi Yao
Proteins of the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family, in particular bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4), are of great interest as biological targets. BET proteins contain two separate bromodomains, and existing inhibitors bind to them monovalently. Here we describe the discovery and characterization of probe compound biBET, capable of engaging both bromodomains simultaneously in a bivalent, in cis binding mode. The evidence provided here was obtained in a variety of biophysical and cellular experiments...
October 24, 2016: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775715/design-and-characterization-of-bivalent-bet-inhibitors
#14
Minoru Tanaka, Justin M Roberts, Hyuk-Soo Seo, Amanda Souza, Joshiawa Paulk, Thomas G Scott, Stephen L DeAngelo, Sirano Dhe-Paganon, James E Bradner
Cellular signaling is often propagated by multivalent interactions. Multivalency creates avidity, allowing stable biophysical recognition. Multivalency is an attractive strategy for achieving potent binding to protein targets, as the affinity of bivalent ligands is often greater than the sum of monovalent affinities. The bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) family of transcriptional coactivators features tandem bromodomains through which BET proteins bind acetylated histones and transcription factors...
December 2016: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769362/fragment-based-in-silico-screening-of-bromodomain-ligands
#15
Dimitrios Spiliotopoulos, Amedeo Caflisch
We review the results of fragment-based high-throughput docking to the N-terminal bromodomain of BRD4 and the CREBBP bromodomain. In both docking campaigns the ALTA (anchor-based library tailoring) procedure was used to reduce the size of the initial library by selecting for flexible docking only the molecules that contain a fragment with favorable predicted binding energy. Ranking by a force field-based energy with solvation has resulted in small-molecule hits with low-micromolar affinity and favorable ligand efficiency...
March 2016: Drug Discovery Today. Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769357/clinical-trials-for-bet-inhibitors-run-ahead-of-the-science
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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/27769070/characterization-of-pancreatic-glucagon-producing-tumors-and-pituitary-gland-tumors-in-transgenic-mice-overexpressing-mycn-in-hgfap-positive-cells
#19
Kathrin Fielitz, Kristina Althoff, Katleen De Preter, Julie Nonnekens, Jasmin Ohli, Sandra Elges, Wolfgang Hartmann, Günter Klöppel, Thomas Knösel, Marc Schulte, Ludger Klein-Hitpass, Daniela Beisser, Henning Reis, Annette Eyking, Elke Cario, Johannes H Schulte, Alexander Schramm, Ulrich Schüller
Amplification or overexpression of MYCN is involved in development and maintenance of multiple malignancies. A subset of these tumors originates from neural precursors, including the most aggressive forms of the childhood tumors, neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma. In order to model the spectrum of MYCN-driven neoplasms in mice, we transgenically overexpressed MYCN under the control of the human GFAP-promoter that, among other targets, drives expression in neural progenitor cells. However, LSL-MYCN;hGFAP-Cre double transgenic mice did neither develop neural crest tumors nor tumors of the central nervous system, but presented with neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and, less frequently, the pituitary gland...
October 19, 2016: Oncotarget
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
#20
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...
October 13, 2016: Oncotarget
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