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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723622/dual-targeting-of-mdm2-and-bcl2-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-in-neuroblastoma
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Alan Van Goethem, Nurten Yigit, Myrthala Moreno-Smith, Sanjeev A Vasudevan, Eveline Barbieri, Frank Speleman, Jason Shohet, Jo Vandesompele, Tom Van Maerken
Wild-type p53 tumor suppressor activity in neuroblastoma tumors is hampered by increased MDM2 activity, making selective MDM2 antagonists an attractive therapeutic strategy for this childhood malignancy. Since monotherapy in cancer is generally not providing long-lasting clinical responses, we here aimed to identify small molecule drugs that synergize with idasanutlin (RG7388). To this purpose we evaluated 15 targeted drugs in combination with idasanutlin in three p53 wild type neuroblastoma cell lines and identified the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax (ABT-199) as a promising interaction partner...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714472/targeting-the-differential-addiction-to-anti-apoptotic-bcl-2-family-for-cancer-therapy
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Akane Inoue-Yamauchi, Paul S Jeng, Kwanghee Kim, Hui-Chen Chen, Song Han, Yogesh Tengarai Ganesan, Kota Ishizawa, Sylvia Jebiwott, Yiyu Dong, Maria C Pietanza, Matthew D Hellmann, Mark G Kris, James J Hsieh, Emily H Cheng
BCL-2 family proteins are central regulators of mitochondrial apoptosis and validated anti-cancer targets. Using small cell lung cancer (SCLC) as a model, we demonstrated the presence of differential addiction of cancer cells to anti-apoptotic BCL-2, BCL-XL or MCL-1, which correlated with the respective protein expression ratio. ABT-263 (navitoclax), a BCL-2/BCL-XL inhibitor, prevented BCL-XL from sequestering activator BH3-only molecules (BH3s) and BAX but not BAK. Consequently, ABT-263 failed to kill BCL-XL-addicted cells with low activator BH3s and BCL-XL overabundance conferred resistance to ABT-263...
July 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712306/targeting-intrinsic-apoptosis-and-other-forms-of-cell-death-by-bh3-mimetics-in-glioblastoma
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Georg Karpel-Massler, Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Yiru Zhang, Marc-Eric Halatsch, M-Andrew Westhoff, Markus D Siegelin
Novel approaches to treat malignant brain tumors are necessary since these neoplasms still display an unfavorable prognosis. Areas covered: In this review, the authors summarize and analyze recent preclinical data that suggest that targeting intrinsic apoptosis may be a suitable strategy for the treatment of malignant gliomas. They focus on the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members of proteins and the recent drug developments in that field with a special focus on BH3-mimetics. With the discovery of BH3-mimetics that interfere with anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members in the low nanomolar range significant excitement has been generated towards these class of inhibitors, such as ABT-737, ABT-263 and the most recent successor, ABT-199 which is most advanced with respect to clinical application...
July 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691866/safety-and-pharmacodynamics-of-venetoclax-abt-199-in-a-randomized-single-and-multiple-ascending-dose-study-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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P Lu, R Fleischmann, C Curtis, S Ignatenko, S H Clarke, M Desai, S L Wong, K M Grebe, K Black, J Zeng, J Stolzenbach, J K Medema
Objective The anti-apoptotic protein B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) may contribute to the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. The safety, tolerability, and pharmacodynamics of the selective Bcl-2 inhibitor venetoclax (ABT-199) were assessed in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Methods A phase 1, double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled study evaluated single ascending doses (10, 30, 90, 180, 300, and 500 mg) and multiple ascending doses (2 cycles; 30, 60, 120, 240, 400, and 600 mg for 1 week, and then 3 weeks off per cycle) of orally administered venetoclax...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670929/exploiting-the-pro-apoptotic-function-of-noxa-as-a-therapeutic-modality-in-cancer
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Jeroen E Guikema, Martine Amiot, Eric Eldering
Direct targeting of Bcl-2 members for therapeutic purposes in cancer has become a clinical reality with the FDA approval of ABT-199/Venetoclax. Other highly specific BH3-mimetics are in pre-clinical development. Understanding the functional interactions among the Bcl-2 family is of prime importance to fully exploit their potential. NOXA is considered a rather weak BH3-only member but it has unexplored potential in various settings, which are of relevance in cancer. NOXA is best known as a selective inhibitor of MCL1, itself overexpressed in many cancers, and this protein pair forms an important rheostat in many forms of cell stress...
July 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646646/antileukemic-activity-and-cellular-effects-of-the-antimalarial-agent-artesunate-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Bijender Kumar, Arjun Kalvala, Su Chu, Steven Rosen, Stephen J Forman, Guido Marcucci, Ching-Cheng Chen, Vinod Pullarkat
The artimisinins are a class of antimalarial compounds whose antiparasitic activity is mediated by induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Herein, we report that among the artimisinins, artesunate (ARTS), an orally bioavailable compound has the most potent antileukemic activity in AML models and primary patients' blasts. ARTS was most cytotoxic to the FLT3-ITD+ AML MV4-11 and MOLM-13 cells (IC50 values of 1.1 and 0.82μM respectively), inhibited colony formation in primary AML and MDS cells and augmented cytotoxicity of chemotherapeutics...
May 10, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637496/mir21-sensitized-b-lymphoma-cells-to-abt-199-via-icos-icosl-mediated-interaction-of-treg-cells-with-endothelial-cells
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Zhong Zheng, Peng-Peng Xu, Li Wang, Hui-Jin Zhao, Xiang-Qin Weng, Hui-Juan Zhong, Bin Qu, Jie Xiong, Yan Zhao, Xue-Feng Wang, Anne Janin, Wei-Li Zhao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRs) are involved in tumor progression by regulating tumor cells and tumor microenvironment. MiR21 is overexpressed in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and its biological impact on tumor microenvironment remains unclear. METHODS: MiR21 was assessed by quantitative RT-PCR in patients with newly diagnosed DLBCL. The mechanism of action of miR21 on lymphoma progression and tumor angiogenesis was examined in vitro in B-lymphoma cell lines and in vivo in a murine xenograft model...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578655/potential-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-venetoclax-and-strategies-to-circumvent-it
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Stephen K Tahir, Morey L Smith, Paul Hessler, Lisa Roberts Rapp, Kenneth B Idler, Chang H Park, Joel D Leverson, Lloyd T Lam
BACKGROUND: Venetoclax (ABT-199), a first-in-class orally bioavailable BCL-2-selective inhibitor, was recently approved by the FDA for use in patients with 17p-deleted chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have received prior therapy. It is also being evaluated in numerous clinical trials for treating patients with various hematologic malignancies. As with any targeted cancer therapy, it is critically important to identify potential mechanisms of resistance, both for patient stratification and developing strategies to overcome resistance, either before it develops or as it emerges...
June 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468776/vulnerability-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-apoptosis-induced-by-the-combination-of-bet-bromodomain-proteins-and-bcl2-inhibitors
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Lloyd T Lam, Xiaoyu Lin, Emily J Faivre, Ziping Yang, Xiaoli Huang, Denise M Wilcox, Richard J Bellin, Sha Jin, Stephen K Tahir, Michael Mitten, Terry Magoc, Anahita Bhathena, Warren M Kati, Daniel H Albert, Yu Shen, Tamar Uziel
10% to 15% of all lung cancers are small cell lung cancer (SCLC). SCLC usually grows and metastasizes before it is diagnosed and relapses rapidly upon treatment. Unfortunately, no new targeted agent has been approved in the past 30 years for patients with SCLC. The BET (bromodomain and extra-terminal) proteins bind acetylated histones and recruit protein complexes to promote transcription initiation and elongation. BET proteins have been shown to regulate expression of key genes in oncogenesis such as MYC, CCND2, and BCL2L1 Here, we demonstrate that ~50% of SCLC cell lines are exquisitely sensitive to growth inhibition by the BET inhibitor, ABBV-075...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446281/-effect-of-cdk-inhibitor-ls-007-on-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-its-mechanism
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Jiang-Feng Lu, Feng-Ling Xu, Jun Lu, Yu-Guo Ren
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of cyclin dependent kinase(CDK) inhibitor LS-007 on acute lymphoblastic leukemia and its mechanism. METHODS: The acute lymphocytic leukemia cell line was cultured and treated by LS-007, flavopiridol and ABT-199, then the changes of apoptosis-related factor mRNA and protein levels were detected by using mRNA quantitative PCR and Werstern blot. RESULTS: quantitative PCR and Western blot detection showed that the levels of antiapoptotic protein decreased significantly in acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells after LS-007 treatment, and the pro-apoptotic effect of LS-007 combined with ABT-199 was much better...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428442/combination-of-ibrutinib-and-abt-199-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-and-follicular-lymphoma
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Hsu-Ping Kuo, Scott A Ezell, Karl J Schweighofer, Leo W K Cheung, Sidney Hsieh, Mutiah Apatira, Mint Sirisawad, Karl Eckert, Ssucheng J Hsu, Chun-Te Chen, Darrin M Beaupre, Matthias Versele, Betty Y Chang
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma are the most prevalent B-lymphocyte neoplasms in which abnormal activation of the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK)-mediated B-cell receptor signaling pathway contributes to pathogenesis. Ibrutinib is an oral covalent BTK inhibitor that has shown some efficacy in both indications. To improve ibrutinib efficacy through combination therapy, we first investigated differential gene expression in parental and ibrutinib-resistant cell lines to better understand the mechanisms of resistance...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398276/bcl-2-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Catherine Daniel, Anthony R Mato
Venetoclax (formerly ABT-199) was recently approved in the United States for the treatment of patients who have relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with the 17p deletion. Venetoclax has demonstrated marked activity as monotherapy as well as in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapies, B-cell receptor inhibitors, and anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies across the spectrum of CLL. The potency of venetoclax has been associated with a unique ability to induce deep (minimal residual disease-negative) complete remissions that appear to be durable...
March 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331288/development-of-venetoclax-for-therapy-of-lymphoid-malignancies
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REVIEW
Huayuan Zhu, Alexandru Almasan
B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) family dysfunction and impairment of apoptosis are common in most B-cell lymphoid malignancies. Venetoclax (Venclexta™, formerly ABT-199, GDC-0199) is a highly selective BCL-2 inhibitor, which mimics its BCL-2 homology 3-domain to induce apoptosis. It was approved for treatment of previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients with 17p deletion early in 2016. It has also been in clinical trials for other B-cell lymphoid malignancies. Unlike the other recently approved targeted agents idelalisib and ibrutinib, so far there has been no relapse reported in some patients...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212732/bcl-2-long-and-winding-path-from-discovery-to-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Robyn L Schenk, Andreas Strasser, Grant Dewson
In 1988, the BCL-2 protein was found to promote cancer by limiting cell death rather than enhancing proliferation. This discovery set the wheels in motion for an almost 30 year journey involving many international research teams that has recently culminated in the approval for a drug, ABT-199/venetoclax/Venclexta that targets this protein in the treatment of cancer. This review will describe the long and winding path from the discovery of this protein and understanding the fundamental process of apoptosis that BCL-2 and its numerous homologues control, through to its exploitation as a drug target that is set to have significant benefit for cancer patients...
January 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161988/therapeutic-inhibition-of-bcl-2-and-related-family-members
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REVIEW
Michelle A Levy, David F Claxton
BCL-2 proteins are key players in the balance of cell life and death. Their roles in the development and biology of cancer have been well established and continue to be investigated. Understanding the mechanisms by which these proteins regulate apoptosis has led to the development of small molecule targeted therapies that act to overcome the cell's ability to evade programmed cell death. Areas covered: The biology of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway is reviewed with attention to the varied roles of the anti-apoptotic members of the BCL-2 family...
March 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
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/28056525/venetoclax-a-first-in-class-oral-bcl-2-inhibitor-for-the-management-of-lymphoid-malignancies
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Amber C King, Tim J Peterson, Troy Z Horvat, Mabel Rodriguez, Laura A Tang
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of venetoclax for treatment of lymphoid malignancies. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was performed of PubMed and MEDLINE databases (2005 to September 2016), abstracts from the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and ongoing studies from clinicaltrials.gov. Searches were performed utilizing the following key terms: venetoclax, ABT-199, GDC-199, obatoclax, GX15-070, BCL-2 inhibitor, navitoclax, ABT-263, and Venclexta...
May 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043871/bcl-2-inhibitors-reduce-steroid-insensitive-airway-inflammation
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Bao-Ping Tian, Li-Xia Xia, Zheng-Qiang Bao, Hao Zhang, Zhi-Wei Xu, Yuan-Yuan Mao, Chao Cao, Luan-Qing Che, Jin-Kai Liu, Wen Li, Zhi-Hua Chen, Songmin Ying, Hua-Hao Shen
BACKGROUND: Asthmatic inflammation is dominated by accumulation of either eosinophils, neutrophils, or both in the airways. Disposal of these inflammatory cells is the key to disease control. Eosinophilic airway inflammation is responsive to corticosteroid treatment, whereas neutrophilic inflammation is resistant and increases the burden of global health care. Corticosteroid-resistant neutrophilic asthma remains mechanistically poorly understood and requires novel effective therapeutic strategies...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038464/mcl-1-expression-and-jnk-activation-induces-a-threshold-for-apoptosis-in-bcl-xl-overexpressing-hematopoietic-cells
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Yu Zhang, Xin Li, Shisheng Tan, Xinyu Liu, Xinyu Zhao, Zhu Yuan, Chunlai Nie
The regulation of Mcl-1 expression is necessary for the induction of cancer cell apoptosis by ABTs such as ABT-737, ABT-263 and ABT-199. However, the reduction in Mcl-1 expression is not sufficient for initiating cell death in hematopoietic cancer cells with high Bcl-xL expression. Here, we demonstrate that 2-deoxyglucose (2-DG) enhanced the effect of ABT-199 to induce cell apoptosis in hematologic malignancies with up-regulated Bcl-xL expression. Our study revealed that 2-DG could decrease glucose-dependent and Akt-independent Mcl-1 expression, which is mediated by the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017967/duvelisib-treatment-is-associated-with-altered-expression-of-apoptotic-regulators-that-helps-in-sensitization-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-to-venetoclax-abt-199
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V M Patel, K Balakrishnan, M Douglas, T Tibbitts, E Y Xu, J L Kutok, M Ayers, A Sarkar, R Guerrieri, W G Wierda, S O'Brien, N Jain, H M Stern, V Gandhi
Duvelisib, an oral dual inhibitor of PI3K-δ and PI3K-γ, is in phase III trials for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In CLL, duvelisib monotherapy is associated with high iwCLL (International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) and nodal response rates, but complete remissions are rare. To characterize the molecular effect of duvelisib, we obtained samples from CLL patients on the duvelisib phase I trial. Gene expression studies (RNAseq, Nanostring, Affymetrix array and real-time RT-PCR) demonstrated increased expression of BCL2 along with several BH3-only pro-apoptotic genes...
February 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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