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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303513/in-vitro-modeling-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-molecular-subtypes-for-anti-cancer-drug-assessment
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Hadassa Hirschfield, C Billie Bian, Takaaki Higashi, Shigeki Nakagawa, Tizita Z Zeleke, Venugopalan D Nair, Bryan C Fuchs, Yujin Hoshida
Tractable experimental model that accounts for inter-tumor molecular heterogeneity is a key element of anti-cancer drug development. Hepatocellular carcinoma is known to exhibit highly heterogeneous molecular aberrations across the tumors, including somatic genetic and epigenetic alterations. Previous studies showed that molecular tumor subtypes determined by transcriptome, as a comprehensive functional readout, are reproducibly observed across global patient populations irrespective of geographic and etiological variations...
January 5, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298799/targeting-her2-aberrations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-osimertinib
#2
Shengwu Liu, Shuai Li, Josephine Hai, Xiaoen Wang, Ting Chen, Max M Quinn, Peng Gao, Yanxi Zhang, Hongbin Ji, Darren Cross, Kwok-Kin Wong
PURPOSE: HER2 (or ERBB2) aberrations, including both amplification and mutations, have been classified as oncogenic drivers that contribute to 2-6 percent of lung adenocarcinomas. HER2 amplification is also an important mechanism for acquired resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, due to limited preclinical studies and clinical trials, currently there is still no available standard of care for lung cancer patients with HER2 aberrations. To fulfill the clinical need for targeting HER2 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, we performed a comprehensive pre-clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of a third-generation TKI, osimertinib (AZD9291)...
January 3, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296201/autophagy-flux-inhibition-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-induction-by-ubenimex-in-glioma-cell-lines
#3
Liping Han, Yongfei Zhang, Shuai Liu, Qingwei Zhao, Xianhong Liang, Zhiguo Ma, Prakash K Gupta, Miaoqing Zhao, Aihua Wang
This study aimed to investigate whether ubenimex could work as an anti-tumor drug alone in glioma cells and figure out the underlying potential mechanisms. Ubenimex is widely used as an adjunct therapy in multiple solid cancers. However, it is rarely used to treat glioblastoma. The function of ubenimex in enhancing JQ1 treatment sensitivity of glioma cells by blocking autophagic degradation of HEXIM1 was previously studied. However, the detailed mechanism of autophagy regulation by ubenimex remains unclear...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290992/oridonin-synergistically-enhances-jq1-triggered-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-cancer-cells-through-mitochondrial-pathway
#4
Hua-Peng Zhang, Gong-Quan Li, Wen-Zhi Guo, Guang-Hui Chen, Hong-Wei Tang, Bing Yan, Jie Li, Jia-Kai Zhang, Pei-Hao Wen, Zhi-Hui Wang, Jian-Feng Lv, Shui-Jun Zhang
Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal Domain (BET) inhibitors, such as JQ1 have emerged as novel drug candidates and are being enthusiastically pursued in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer. However, many solid cancers are resistance to BET inhibitors. To explore methods for improving the therapeutic potential of BET inhibitors, we investigated the combinational activity of JQ1 with Oridonin, a bioactive molecules derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Our results showed that Oridonin synergistically enhanced the abilities of JQ1 to inhibit cell viability in HCC cells and, significantly augmented JQ1-triggered apoptosis in HCC cells and in HCC cancer stem-like cells...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287727/upregulation-of-mcl-1-inhibits-jq1-triggered-anticancer-activity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#5
Hua-Peng Zhang, Gong-Quan Li, Yi Zhang, Wen-Zhi Guo, Jia-Kai Zhang, Jie Li, Jian-Feng Lv, Shui-Jun Zhang
Bromodomains and extra-terminal (BET) proteins inhibitors are promising cancer therapeutic agents. However, tumor cells often develop resistance to BET inhibitors, greatly limiting their therapeutic potential. To study the mechanism underlying the resistance of BET inhibitors in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells, we herein investigated the impact of BET inhibitor JQ1 on the gene expression of Bcl-2 family members by RNA sequencing analysis, and found that acute treatment with JQ1 triggered upregulation of Mcl-1 in HCCLM3 and BEL7402 cell lines...
December 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262321/bet-bromodomain-inhibition-synergizes-with-parp-inhibitor-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#6
Sergey Karakashev, Hengrui Zhu, Yuhki Yokoyama, Bo Zhao, Nail Fatkhutdinov, Andrew V Kossenkov, Andrew J Wilson, Fiona Simpkins, David Speicher, Dineo Khabele, Benjamin G Bitler, Rugang Zhang
PARP inhibition is known to be an effective clinical strategy in BRCA mutant cancers, but PARP inhibition has not been applied to BRCA-proficient tumors. Here, we show the synergy of BET bromodomain inhibition with PARP inhibition in BRCA-proficient ovarian cancers due to mitotic catastrophe. Treatment of BRCA-proficient ovarian cancer cells with the BET inhibitor JQ1 downregulated the G2-M cell-cycle checkpoint regulator WEE1 and the DNA-damage response factor TOPBP1. Combining PARP inhibitor Olaparib with the BET inhibitor, we observed a synergistic increase in DNA damage and checkpoint defects, which allowed cells to enter mitosis despite the accumulation of DNA damage, ultimately causing mitotic catastrophe...
December 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251329/bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-modulates-microrna-expression-in-thyroid-cancer-cells
#7
Catia Mio, Ketty Conzatti, Federica Baldan, Lorenzo Allegri, Marialuisa Sponziello, Francesca Rosignolo, Diego Russo, Sebastiano Filetti, Giuseppe Damante
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) represents the most lethal thyroid cancer sub-type, currently unresponsive to standard treatments. Recently, bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins have emerged as attractive therapeutic targets in several diseases, including cancer. In different cancer models, the anti-neoplastic activity of BET inhibitors such as JQ1, I-BET762 and I-BET151 have already been established, due to both direct and indirect effects. miRNAs are 20-22 nucleotide transcriptional regulators which play important roles in proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis...
February 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187284/jq1-a-bet-inhibitor-controls-tlr4-induced-il-10-production-in-regulatory-b-cells-by-brd4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-axis
#8
Min Bum Lee, JunHo Lee, Seong Hwi Hong, Jueng Soo You, Seung Taek Nam, Hyun Woo Kim, Young Hwan Park, Dajeong Lee, Keun Young Min, Yeong-Min Park, Young Mi Kim, Hyuk Soon Kim, Wahn Soo Choi
Regulatory B cells, also well-known as IL-10-producing B cells, play a role in the suppression of inflammatory responses. However, the epigenetic modulation of regulatory B cells is largely unknown. Recent studies showed that the bromodomain and extra-terminal domain (BET) protein inhibitor JQ1 controls the expression of various genes involving cell proliferation and cell cycle. However, the role of BET proteins on development of regulatory B cells is not reported. In this study, JQ1 potently suppressed IL-10 expression and secretion in murine splenic and peritoneal B cells...
November 29, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180474/vitamin-c-sensitizes-melanoma-to-bet-inhibitors
#9
Gaofeng Wang, Sushmita Mustafi, Vladimir Camarena, Claude-Henry Volmar, Tyler C Huff, David W Sant, Shaun P Brothers, Zhao-Jun Liu, Claes Wahlestedt
Bromodomain and extra-terminal inhibitors (BETi) are promising cancer therapies, yet prominent side effects of BETi at effective doses have been reported in Phase I clinical trials. Here we screened a panel of small molecules targeting epigenetic modulators against human metastatic melanoma cells. Cells were pretreated with or without ascorbate (vitamin C), which promotes DNA demethylation and subsequently changes the sensitivity to drugs. Top hits were structurally unrelated BETi including JQ1, I-BET151, CPI-203, and BI-2536...
November 27, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167426/epigenetic-targeting-of-bromodomain-protein-brd4-counteracts-cancer-cachexia-and-prolongs-survival
#10
Marco Segatto, Raffaella Fittipaldi, Fabrizio Pin, Roberta Sartori, Kyung Dae Ko, Hossein Zare, Claudio Fenizia, Gianpietro Zanchettin, Elisa Sefora Pierobon, Shinji Hatakeyama, Cosimo Sperti, Stefano Merigliano, Marco Sandri, Panagis Filippakopoulos, Paola Costelli, Vittorio Sartorelli, Giuseppina Caretti
Cancer cachexia is a devastating metabolic syndrome characterized by systemic inflammation and massive muscle and adipose tissue wasting. Although it is responsible for approximately one-third of cancer deaths, no effective therapies are available and the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. We previously identified the bromodomain and extra-terminal domain (BET) protein BRD4 as an epigenetic regulator of muscle mass. Here we show that the pan-BET inhibitor (+)-JQ1 protects tumor-bearing mice from body weight loss and muscle and adipose tissue wasting...
November 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156797/jq1-synergizes-with-the-bcl-2-inhibitor-abt-263-against-mycn-amplified-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Huogang Wang, Bo Hong, Xuemin Li, Ke Deng, Hong Li, Vivian Wai Yan Lui, Wenchu Lin
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a clinically aggressive cancer with very poor prognosis. Amplification of MYC family genes and overexpression of Bcl-2 protein are common in SCLC, and they are likely therapeutic targets for SCLC. Previous clinical study showed that single agent targeting Bcl-2 with ABT-263 was of limited efficacy in SCLC. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that co-targeting of N-Myc and Bcl-2 resulted in marked synergistic antitumor effects in MYCN-amplified SCLC. We found that MYCN-amplified SCLC cells were highly sensitive to a Bromodomain and Extra-Terminal domain (BET) inhibitor JQ1, which was able to inhibit N-Myc protein expression...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154989/targeting-bromodomain-and-extraterminal-proteins-in-breast-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Jennifer M Sahni, Ruth A Keri
Breast cancer is a collection of distinct tumor subtypes that are driven by unique gene expression profiles. These transcriptomes are controlled by various epigenetic marks that dictate which genes are expressed and suppressed. During carcinogenesis, extensive restructuring of the epigenome occurs, including aberrant acetylation, alteration of methylation patterns, and accumulation of epigenetic readers at oncogenes. As epigenetic alterations are reversible, epigenome-modulating drugs could provide a mechanism to silence numerous oncogenes simultaneously...
November 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074567/image-based-drug-screen-identifies-hdac-inhibitors-as-novel-golgi-disruptors-synergizing-with-jq1
#13
Mathieu Gendarme, Jan Baumann, Tatiana I Ignashkova, Ralph K Lindemann, Jan H Reiling
The Golgi apparatus is increasingly recognized as a major hub for cellular signaling and is involved in numerous pathologies, including neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. The study of Golgi stress-induced signaling pathways relies on the selectivity of the available tool compounds of which currently only a few are known. To discover novel Golgi-fragmenting agents, transcriptomic profiles of cells treated with brefeldin A, golgicide A or monensin were generated and compared to a database of gene expression profiles from cells treated with other bioactive small molecules...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950657/the-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-synergized-abt-263-against-colorectal-cancer-cells-through-suppressing-c-myc-induced-mir-1271-5p-expression
#14
Zhenqian Wu, Zedong Hu, Xiaodong Han, Zhongnan Li, Qingchao Zhu, Yu Wang, Qi Zheng, Jun Yan
Colorectal cancer (CRC) cells undergo apoptosis in the presence of the small-molecule inhibitor ABT-263 by up-regulating antiapoptotic Bcl-2 family members. However, the resistance to ABT-263 gradually developed in most solid tumors due to its low affinity to Mcl-1. Here, we found the BET-Bromodomain inhibitor JQ1, when combined with ABT-263, synergistically reduced Mcl-1 protein level, induced apoptosis, and decreased cell viability in the CRC HCT-15, HT-29 and SW620 cells. The subsequent mechanism study revealed that a pathway of c-Myc/miR-1271-5p/Noxa/Mcl-1 underlies the synergistic effect of such combination treatment...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949335/the-bet-brd-inhibitor-jq1-improves-brain-plasticity-in-wt-and-app-mice
#15
E Benito, B Ramachandran, H Schroeder, G Schmidt, H Urbanke, S Burkhardt, V Capece, C Dean, A Fischer
Histone acetylation is essential for memory formation and its deregulation contributes to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Thus, targeting histone acetylation is discussed as a novel approach to treat dementia. The histone acetylation landscape is shaped by chromatin writer and eraser proteins, while readers link chromatin state to cellular function. Chromatin readers emerged novel drug targets in cancer research but little is known about the manipulation of readers in the adult brain. Here we tested the effect of JQ1-a small-molecule inhibitor of the chromatin readers BRD2, BRD3, BRD4 and BRDT-on brain function and show that JQ1 is able to enhance cognitive performance and long-term potentiation in wild-type animals and in a mouse model for Alzheimer's disease...
September 26, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881673/bromodomain-inhibition-shows-antitumoral-activity-in-mice-and-human-luminal-breast-cancer
#16
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
#17
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/28805820/prostate-cancer-associated-spop-mutations-confer-resistance-to-bet-inhibitors-through-stabilization-of-brd4
#18
Xiangpeng Dai, Wenjian Gan, Xiaoning Li, Shangqian Wang, Wei Zhang, Ling Huang, Shengwu Liu, Qing Zhong, Jianping Guo, Jinfang Zhang, Ting Chen, Kouhei Shimizu, Francisco Beca, Mirjam Blattner, Divya Vasudevan, Dennis L Buckley, Jun Qi, Lorenz Buser, Pengda Liu, Hiroyuki Inuzuka, Andrew H Beck, Liewei Wang, Peter J Wild, Levi A Garraway, Mark A Rubin, Christopher E Barbieri, Kwok-Kin Wong, Senthil K Muthuswamy, Jiaoti Huang, Yu Chen, James E Bradner, Wenyi Wei
The bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family of proteins comprises four members-BRD2, BRD3, BRD4 and the testis-specific isoform BRDT-that largely function as transcriptional coactivators and play critical roles in various cellular processes, including the cell cycle, apoptosis, migration and invasion. BET proteins enhance the oncogenic functions of major cancer drivers by elevating the expression of these drivers, such as c-Myc in leukemia, or by promoting the transcriptional activities of oncogenic factors, such as AR and ERG in prostate cancer...
September 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747513/repression-of-bet-activity-sensitizes-homologous-recombination-proficient-cancers-to-parp-inhibition
#19
Lu Yang, Youyou Zhang, Weiwei Shan, Zhongyi Hu, Jiao Yuan, Jingjiang Pi, Yueying Wang, Lingling Fan, Zhaoqing Tang, Chunsheng Li, Xiaowen Hu, Janos L Tanyi, Yi Fan, Qihong Huang, Kathleen Montone, Chi V Dang, Lin Zhang
Strategies to enhance response to poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase inhibitor (PARPi) in primary and acquired homologous recombination (HR)-proficient tumors would be a major advance in cancer care. We used a drug synergy screen that combined a PARPi, olaparib, with 20 well-characterized epigenetic drugs and identified bromodomain and extraterminal domain inhibitors (BETis; JQ1, I-BET762, and OTX015) as drugs that acted synergistically with olaparib in HR-proficient cancer cells. Functional assays demonstrated that repressed BET activity reduces HR and thus enhances PARPi-induced DNA damage in cancer cells...
July 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714212/fragment-based-drug-discovery-in-the-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-domain-family
#20
REVIEW
Mostafa Radwan, Rabah Serya
Bromodomain and extra-terminal domain (BET) inhibition has emerged recently as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of many human disorders such as atherosclerosis, inflammatory disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), some viral infections, and cancer. Since the discovery of the two potent inhibitors, I-BET762 and JQ1, different research groups have used different techniques to develop novel potent and selective inhibitors. In this review, we will be concerned with the trials that used fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) approaches to discover or optimize BET inhibitors, also showing fragments that can be further optimized in future projects to reach novel potent BET inhibitors...
July 17, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
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