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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726638/understanding-inhibitor-resistance-in-mps1-kinase-through-novel-biophysical-assays-and-structures
#1
Yoshitaka Hiruma, Andre Koch, Nazila Hazraty, Foteini Tsakou, Rene H Medema, Robbie P Joosten, Anastassis Perrakis
Monopolar spindle 1 (Mps1/TTK) is a protein kinase essential in mitotic checkpoint signalling, preventing anaphase until all chromosomes are properly attached to spindle microtubules. Mps1 has emerged as a potential target for cancer therapy, and a variety of compounds have been developed to inhibit its kinase activity. Mutations in the catalytic domain of Mps1 that give rise to inhibitor resistance, but retain catalytic activity and do not display cross-resistance to other Mps1 inhibitors, have been described...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724377/combination-therapy-for-melanoma-with-braf-mek-inhibitor-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-a-mathematical-model
#2
Xiulan Lai, Avner Friedman
BACKGROUND: The B-raf gene is mutated in up to 66% of human malignant melanomas, and its protein product, BRAF kinase, is a key part of RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK (MAPK) pathway of cancer cell proliferation. BRAF-targeted therapy induces significant responses in the majority of patients, and the combination BRAF/MEK inhibitor enhances clinical efficacy, but the response to BRAF inhibitor and to BRAF/MEK inhibitor is short lived. On the other hand, treatment of melanoma with an immune checkpoint inhibitor, such as anti-PD-1, has lower response rate but the response is much more durable, lasting for years...
July 19, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720122/enhance-the-performance-of-current-scoring-functions-with-the-aid-of-3d-protein-ligand-interaction-fingerprints
#3
Jie Liu, Minyi Su, Zhihai Liu, Jie Li, Yan Li, Renxiao Wang
BACKGROUND: In structure-based drug design, binding affinity prediction remains as a challenging goal for current scoring functions. Development of target-biased scoring functions provides a new possibility for tackling this problem, but this approach is also associated with certain technical difficulties. We previously reported the Knowledge-Guided Scoring (KGS) method as an alternative approach (BMC Bioinformatics, 2010, 11, 193-208). The key idea is to compute the binding affinity of a given protein-ligand complex based on the known binding data of an appropriate reference complex, so the error in binding affinity prediction can be reduced effectively...
July 18, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714848/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-activates-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-siah-1-to-control-virus-propagation-via-a-negative-feedback-loop
#4
Sujeong Yeom, Soo Shin Kim, Hyerin Jeong, Kyung Lib Jang
The seven in absentia homologue 1 (Siah-1) protein is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that induces ubiquitin-dependent proteasomal degradation of HBx, the principal regulatory protein of hepatitis B virus (HBV); however, its role in HBV propagation remains unknown. Here, we found that HBx upregulates Siah-1 levels in HepG2 but not in Hep3B cells, in which p53 is absent. For this effect, HBx sequentially activated ataxia telangiectasia mutated kinase and checkpoint kinase 2 via phosphorylation at the Ser-1981 and Thr-68 residues, respectively, which led to the activation of p53 via phosphorylation at the Ser-15 and Ser-20 residues...
July 17, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693235/japanese-apricot-extract-mk615-potentiates-bendamustine-induced-apoptosis-via-impairment-of-the-dna-damage-response-in-lymphoma-cells
#5
Masaya Inoue, Yoshio Honma, Takeshi Urano, Junji Suzumiya
Bendamustine, a hybrid molecule of a purine analog and alkylator, induces cell death by the activation of apoptosis and the DNA damage response. The agent MK615 is produced from Japanese apricot and contains a number of cyclic triterpenes that exhibit antitumor activities. In the present study, the combined effects of bendamustine and MK615 on lymphoma cells were investigated. The combined compounds synergistically induced apoptosis in all lymphoid cell lines examined. MK615 inhibited the bendamustine-induced phosphorylation of checkpoint kinase 1 and 2...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692309/development-and-validation-of-a-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantification-of-the-checkpoint-kinase-1-inhibitor-sra737-in-human-plasma
#6
Monique Zangarini, Philip Berry, Julieann Sludden, Florence I Raynaud, Udai Banerji, Paul Jones, David Edwards, Gareth J Veal
AIM: SRA737 is an orally active small-molecule inhibitor of checkpoint kinase 1 being investigated in an oncology setting. A HPLC-MS/MS method for quantifying plasma concentrations of SRA737 was validated. METHODS & RESULTS: Sample preparation involved protein precipitation with acetonitrile following addition of (13)C(15)N-deuterated SRA737 as internal standard. A rapid and selective method was fully validated across a range of 5-20,000 ng/ml, exhibiting good sensitivity, overall precision (expressed as coefficient of variation) ≤8...
July 10, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687003/inhibition-of-chk1-sensitizes-ewing-sarcoma-cells-to-the-ribonucleotide-reductase-inhibitor-gemcitabine
#7
Kelli L Goss, Stacia L Koppenhafer, Kathryn M Harmoney, William W Terry, David J Gordon
Ewing sarcoma is a bone and soft tissue sarcoma that occurs in children and young adults. The EWS-FLI1 gene fusion is the driver mutation in most Ewing sarcoma tumors and functions, in part, as an aberrant transcription factor. We recently identified that Ewing sarcoma cells are sensitive to inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which catalyzes the formation of deoxyribonucleotides from ribonucleotides. In this report, we show that Ewing sarcoma cells are sensitive to treatment with clofarabine, which is a nucleoside analogue and allosteric inhibitor of RNR...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685689/arylurea-derivatives-a-class-of-potential-cancer-targeting-agents
#8
Jia-Nian Chen, De-Wen Wu, Ting Li, Kang-Jian Yang, Li Cheng, Zu-Ping Zhou, Shi-Ming Pu, Wan-Hua Lin
Arylurea derivatives, an important class of small molecules, have received considerable attention in recent years due to their wide range of biological applications. Various molecular targeted agents with arylurea scaffold as potential enzyme/receptor inhibitors were constructed with the successful development of sorafenib and regorafenib. This review focuses on those arylureas possessing anti-cancer activities from 2010 to date. According to their different mechanisms of action, these arylureas are divided into the following six categories: (1) Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK signaling pathway inhibitors; (2) tumor angiogenesis inhibitors, their targets include vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs), platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs), epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs), insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3), c-Kit, MET, and Smoothened (Smo); (3) PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway inhibitors; (4) cell cycle inhibitors, their targets include checkpoint kinases (Chks), cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs), Aurora, SUMO activating enzyme 1 (SUMO E1), tubulin, and DNA; (5) tumor differentiation, migration, and invasion inhibitors, their targets include matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), LIM kinase (Limk), nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt), and histone deacetylase (HDAC); (6) arylureas from the rational modification of natural products...
July 7, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684670/role-of-hormones-in-the-regulation-of-rack1-expression-as-a-signaling-checkpoint-in-immunosenescence
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REVIEW
Marco Racchi, Erica Buoso, Melania Ronfani, Melania M Serafini, Marilisa Galasso, Cristina Lanni, Emanuela Corsini
Immunosenescence defines the decline in immune function that occurs with aging. This has been associated, at least in part, with defective cellular signaling via protein kinase C (PKC) signal transduction pathways. Our data suggest reduced PKC activation and consequently reduced response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation and cytokine release. The lack of PKC activation seems to be dependent on the reduced expression of the receptor for activated C kinase 1 (RACK1), a scaffolding protein involved in multiple signal transduction cascades...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680745/vaccination-targeting-human-her3-alters-the-phenotype-of-infiltrating-t-cells-and-responses-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibition
#10
Takuya Osada, Michael A Morse, Amy Hobeika, Marcio A Diniz, William R Gwin, Zachary Hartman, Junping Wei, Hongtao Guo, Xiao-Yi Yang, Cong-Xiao Liu, Kensuke Kaneko, Gloria Broadwater, H Kim Lyerly
Expression of human epidermal growth factor family member 3 (HER3), a critical heterodimerization partner with EGFR and HER2, promotes more aggressive biology in breast and other epithelial malignancies. As such, inhibiting HER3 could have broad applicability to the treatment of EGFR- and HER2-driven tumors. Although lack of a functional kinase domain limits the use of receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors, HER3 contains antigenic targets for T cells and antibodies. Using novel human HER3 transgenic mouse models of breast cancer, we demonstrate that immunization with recombinant adenoviral vectors encoding full length human HER3 (Ad-HER3-FL) induces HER3-specific T cells and antibodies, alters the T cell infiltrate in tumors, and influences responses to immune checkpoint inhibitions...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678668/safety-and-efficacy-of-nivolumab-in-combination-with-ipilimumab-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-the-checkmate-016-study
#11
Hans J Hammers, Elizabeth R Plimack, Jeffrey R Infante, Brian I Rini, David F McDermott, Lionel D Lewis, Martin H Voss, Padmanee Sharma, Sumanta K Pal, Albiruni R Abdul Razak, Christian Kollmannsberger, Daniel Y C Heng, Jennifer Spratlin, M Brent McHenry, Asim Amin
Purpose Combination treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors has shown enhanced antitumor activity compared with monotherapy in tumor types such as melanoma. The open-label, parallel-cohort, dose-escalation, phase I CheckMate 016 study evaluated the efficacy and safety of nivolumab plus ipilimumab in combination, and nivolumab plus a tyrosine kinase inhibitor in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Safety and efficacy results from the nivolumab plus ipilimumab arms of the study are presented. Patients and Methods Patients with mRCC received intravenous nivolumab 3 mg/kg plus ipilimumab 1 mg/kg (N3I1), nivolumab 1 mg/kg plus ipilimumab 3 mg/kg (N1I3), or nivolumab 3 mg/kg plus ipilimumab 3 mg/kg (N3I3) every 3 weeks for four doses followed by nivolumab monotherapy 3 mg/kg every 2 weeks until progression or toxicity...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668834/effects-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-on-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7-using-absorption-spectroscopy
#12
Dominic Z Alcantara, Ian Jerry S Soliman, Romeric F Pobre, Raouf N G Naguib
We present an analysis of the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) with 3.3 MHz carrier frequency and modulated by audio resonant frequencies on the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line in vitro using absorption spectroscopy. This involves a fluorescence dye called PrestoBlue™ Cell Viability Reagent and a spectrophotometry to test the viability of MCF-7 breast cancer cells under different PEMF treatment conditions in terms of the cell absorption values. The DNA molecule of the MCF-7 breast cancer cells has an electric dipole property that renders it sensitive and reactive to applied electromagnetic fields...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657667/germline-genetic-variants-in-men-with-prostate-cancer-and-one-or-more-additional-cancers
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Patrick G Pilié, Anna M Johnson, Kristen L Hanson, Megan E Dayno, Ashley L Kapron, Elena M Stoffel, Kathleen A Cooney
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer has a significant heritable component, and rare deleterious germline variants in certain genes can increase the risk of the disease. The aim of the current study was to describe the prevalence of pathogenic germline variants in cancer-predisposing genes in men with prostate cancer and at least 1 additional primary cancer. METHODS: Using a multigene panel, the authors sequenced germline DNA from 102 men with prostate cancer and at least 1 additional primary cancer who also met ≥1 of the following criteria: 1) age ≤55 years at the time of diagnosis of the first malignancy; 2) rare tumor type or atypical presentation of a common tumor; and/or 3) ≥3 primary malignancies...
June 28, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649487/rapid-decrease-of-circulating-tumor-dna-predicted-the-treatment-effect-of-nivolumab-in-a-lung-cancer-patient-within-only-5-days
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Yuki Iijima, Yosuke Hirotsu, Kenji Amemiya, Seishi Higashi, Yoshihiro Miyashita, Masao Omata
A 77-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with a 1-month history of low back pain and was diagnosed as having stage IV EGFR mutation-positive lung adenocarcinoma. After treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor and cytotoxic chemotherapy, nivolumab was started as fourth-line therapy. Remarkable regression of the primary tumor was observed, suggesting high anti-tumor activity of nivolumab. We retrospectively investigated the change in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) variant allele fractions in serial plasma samples before and after the nivolumab therapy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644837/real-world-first-line-treatment-and-overall-survival-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-without-known-egfr-mutations-or-alk-rearrangements-in-us-community-oncology-setting
#15
Amy P Abernethy, Ashwini Arunachalam, Thomas Burke, Caroline McKay, Xiting Cao, Rachael Sorg, David P Carbone
PURPOSE: To establish a baseline for care and overall survival (OS) based upon contemporary first-line treatments prescribed in the era before the introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors, for people with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without common actionable mutations. METHODS: Using a nationally representative electronic health record data from the Flatiron dataset which included 162 practices from different regions in US, we identified patients (≥18 years old) newly diagnosed with stage IV NSCLC initiating first-line anticancer therapy (November 2012- January 2015, with follow-up through July 2015)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625637/a-randomized-phase-2-evaluation-of-the-chk1-inhibitor-ly2603618-administered-in-combination-with-pemetrexed-and-cisplatin-in-patients-with-advanced-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Thomas Wehler, Michael Thomas, Christian Schumann, Joaquim Bosch-Barrera, Nuria Viñolas Segarra, Nicolas J Dickgreber, Klaus Dalhoff, Martin Sebastian, Jesus Corral Jaime, Miriam Alonso, Scott M Hynes, Ji Lin, Karla Hurt, Aimee Bence Lin, Emiliano Calvo, Luis Paz-Ares
This phase 2 portion of a phase 1/2 study examined the efficacy and safety of LY2603618, a selective checkpoint kinase 1 inhibitor, combined with pemetrexed and cisplatin (LY+Pem+Cis) in patients with advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This multicenter, randomized, controlled, open-label study (NCT01139775) enrolled patients with stage IV nonsquamous NSCLC and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status ≤1. Patients were randomized (2:1) to LY+Pem+Cis or pemetrexed and cisplatin (Pem+Cis)...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624922/targeting-the-pd-1-pd-l1-immune-checkpoint-in-egfr-mutated-or-alk-translocated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Olivier Bylicki, Nicolas Paleiron, Jacques Margery, Florian Guisier, Alain Vergnenegre, Gilles Robinet, Jean-Bernard Auliac, Radj Gervais, Christos Chouaid
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, notably antibodies targeting programmed death-1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), have modified the management of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Several PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors have been approved by health authorities for this indication and others are in clinical development. However, only a subset of patients truly benefits from these agents. For patients with mutated EGFR or translocated ALK NSCLC, for whom an immune checkpoint inhibitor can be prescribed after progression on tyrosine kinase inhibitors and chemotherapy, information is scarce and sometimes contradictory...
June 18, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613923/the-era-of-checkpoint-blockade-in-lung-cancer-taking-the-brakes-off-the-immune-system
#18
Edmund K Moon, Corey J Langer, Steven M Albelda
Despite recent advances with targeted kinase inhibitors and better tolerated chemotherapy, the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains suboptimal. One recent advance that holds great promise is immunotherapy - an approach that enhances a patient's immune system to better recognize and react to abnormal cells. The most successful immunotherapeutic strategy to date uses antibodies to block inhibitory receptors (also called "checkpoints") that are upregulated on the T cells that infiltrate the tumor...
June 14, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605880/js-k-a-nitric-oxide-prodrug-induces-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-hbv-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-2-15-cell
#19
Zhengyun Liu, Guangmin Li, Ying Gou, Dongyan Xiao, Guo Luo, Joseph E Saavedra, Jie Liu, Huan Wang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most important cause of cancer-related death, and 85% of HCC is caused by chronic HBV infection, the prognosis of patients and the reduction of HBV DNA levels remain unsatisfactory. JS-K, a nitric oxide-releasing diazeniumdiolates, is effective against various tumors, but little is known on its effects on HBV positive HCC. We found that JS-K reduced the expression of HBsAg and HBeAg in HBV-positive HepG2.2.15 cells. This study aimed to further examine anti-tumor effects of JS-K on HepG2...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604107/accelerating-drug-development-for-neuroblastoma-new-drug-development-strategy-an-innovative-therapies-for-children-with-cancer-european-network-for-cancer-research-in-children-and-adolescents-and-international-society-of-paediatric-oncology-europe-neuroblastoma
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REVIEW
Lucas Moreno, Hubert Caron, Birgit Geoerger, Angelika Eggert, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Penelope Brock, Dominique Valteau-Couanet, Louis Chesler, Johannes H Schulte, Katleen De Preter, Jan Molenaar, Alexander Schramm, Martin Eilers, Tom Van Maerken, John Inge Johnsen, Michelle Garrett, Sally L George, Deborah A Tweddle, Per Kogner, Frank Berthold, Jan Koster, Giuseppe Barone, Elizabeth R Tucker, Lynley Marshall, Ralf Herold, Jaroslav Sterba, Koen Norga, Gilles Vassal, Andrew Dj Pearson
Neuroblastoma, the commonest paediatric extra-cranial tumour, remains a leading cause of death from cancer in children. There is an urgent need to develop new drugs to improve cure rates and reduce long-term toxicity and to incorporate molecularly targeted therapies into treatment. Many potential drugs are becoming available, but have to be prioritised for clinical trials due to the relatively small numbers of patients. Areas covered: The current drug development model has been slow, associated with significant attrition, and few new drugs have been developed for neuroblastoma...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
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