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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606806/bcl2-induced-by-lamtor3-mapk-is-a-druggable-target-of-chemoradioresistance-in-mesenchymal-lung-cancer
#1
Ok-Seon Kwon, Soon-Ki Hong, Soo-Jung Kwon, Young-Hyun Go, Ensel Oh, Hyuk-Jin Cha
Mesenchymal-type cancers after epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) were recently shown to acquire chemoresistance through expressing EMT specific transcription factors. However, druggable (or actionable) target(s) for chemoresistance in mesenchymal-type lung cancers remain unidentified. Here, we used a public clinical genomic database and mesenchymal lung cancer cells (MLCC) model derived from the A549 lung adenocarcinoma cell line to demonstrate that BCL2 expression, which is highly induced in mesenchymal-type lung cancers, as a predictor of poor prognosis in mesenchymal lung cancer patients and association with acquired chemoradioresistance...
June 10, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605616/managing-patients-with-tp53-deficient-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#2
Jennifer Edelmann, John G Gribben
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) having a chromosomal loss on the short arm of chromosome 17 including the TP53 gene locus (17p deletion) and/or having mutations in TP53 have a short overall survival and, until recently, limited treatment options. The recent introduction of two novel substance classes, B-cell receptor inhibitors and BH3 mimetics, into CLL treatment has provided enormous clinical progress in this previously difficult-to-treat patient subgroup characterized by high risk for treatment failure with standard chemoimmunotherapy and rapid disease progression...
June 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579554/stat3-gain-of-function-mutations-associated-with-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-like-disease-deregulate-lymphocyte-apoptosis-and-can-be-targeted-by-bh3-mimetic-compounds
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Schafiq Nabhani, Cyrill Schipp, Hagit Miskin, Carina Levin, Sergey Postovsky, Tal Dujovny, Ariel Koren, Dan Harlev, Anne-Marie Bis, Franziska Auer, Baerbel Keller, Klaus Warnatz, Michael Gombert, Sebastian Ginzel, Arndt Borkhardt, Polina Stepensky, Ute Fischer
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is typically caused by mutations in genes of the extrinsic FAS mediated apoptotic pathway, but for about 30% of ALPS-like patients the genetic diagnosis is lacking. We analyzed 30 children with ALPS-like disease of unknown cause and identified two dominant gain-of-function mutations of the Signal Transducer And Activator Of Transcription 3 (STAT3, p.R278H, p.M394T) leading to increased transcriptional activity. Hyperactivity of STAT3, a known repressor of FAS, was associated with decreased FAS-mediated apoptosis, mimicking ALPS caused by FAS mutations...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525842/indole-coumarin-thiadiazole-hybrids-an-appraisal-of-their-mcf-7%C3%A2-cell-growth-inhibition-apoptotic-antimetastatic-and-computational-bcl-2-binding-potential
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Pooja R Kamath, Dhanya Sunil, Manu M Joseph, Abdul Ajees Abdul Salam, Sreelekha T T
Cancer therapeutic potential of thiadiazole hybrids incorporating pharmacologically active indole and coumarin moieties have not been explored much. In the current investigation, three new thiadiazole hybrids with spacers of varying lengths linking indole and thiadiazole units were synthesized and their structures were well-established using various spectroscopic techniques. 3-(1-(5-(3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-ylimino)ethyl)-6-bromo-2H-chromen-2-one (IPTBC) exhibited dose-dependent cytotoxicity in breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7) cells...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522750/inhibition-of-mitochondrial-matrix-chaperones-and-anti-apoptotic-bcl-2-family-proteins-empower-antitumor-therapeutic-responses
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Georg Karpel-Massler, Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Elena Bianchetti, Chang Shu, Rolando Perez-Lorenzo, Basil Horst, Matei Banu, Kevin A Roth, Jeffrey N Bruce, Peter Canoll, Dario C Altieri, Markus D Siegelin
Rational therapeutic approaches based on synthetic lethality may improve cancer management. Based on a high-throughput drug screen, we provide preclinical proof of concept that targeting the mitochondrial Hsp90 chaperone network (mtHsp90) and inhibition of Bcl-2, Bcl-xL and Mcl-1 is sufficient to elicit synthetic lethality in tumors recalcitrant to therapy. Our analyses focused on BH3 mimetics that are broad acting (ABT263 and Obatoclax) or selective (ABT199, WEHI-539 and A1210477), along with the established mitochondrial matrix chaperone inhibitor Gamitrinib-TPP...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489572/ck2-and-pi3k-are-direct-molecular-targets-of-quercetin-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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Maria Russo, Alfonsina Milito, Carmela Spagnuolo, Virginia Carbone, Anders Rosén, Paola Minasi, Fabio Lauria, Gian Luigi Russo
Despite the encouraging results of the innovative therapeutic treatments, complete remission is uncommon in patients affected by chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, which remains an essentially incurable disease. Recently, clinical trials based on BH3-mimetic drugs showed positive outcomes in subjects with poor prognostic features. However, resistance to treatments occurs in a significant number of patients. We previously reported that the multi-kinase inhibitor quercetin, a natural flavonol, restores sensitivity to ABT-737, a BH3-mimetic compound, in both leukemic cell lines and B-cells isolated from patients...
April 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469964/comprehensive-pharmacological-profiling-of-neurofibromatosis-cell-lines
#7
Jianman Guo, Michael R Grovola, Hong Xie, Grace E Coggins, Patrick Duggan, Rukhsana Hasan, Jiale Huang, Danny W Lin, Claire Song, Gabriela M Witek, Simon Berritt, David C Schultz, Jeffrey Field
Patients with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) are predisposed to tumors of the nervous system. NF1 patients predominantly develop neurofibromas, and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNST) while NF2 patients develop schwannomas and meningiomas. Here we quantified the drug sensitivities of NF1 and NF2 tumor cell lines in a high throughput platform. The platform contained a comprehensive collection of inhibitors of MEK, RAF, RAS, farnesyl transferase, PAK and ERK, representative drugs against many other cancer pathways including Wnt, Hedgehog, p53, EGF, HDAC, as well as classical cytotoxic agents recommended for treating MPNST, such as doxorubicin and etoposide...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
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/28449207/targeting-anti-apoptotic-bcl2-family-proteins-in-haematological-malignancies-from-pathogenesis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Meike Vogler, Harriet S Walter, Martin J S Dyer
The B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) family of proteins comprise key regulators of apoptosis and are implicated in the pathogenesis of many malignancies, including lymphomas and leukaemias. Targeting of BCL2 proteins can be directly toxic to tumour cells or render them more sensitive to chemotherapy. Inhibition of the anti-apoptotic functions of BCL2 proteins using structure-based design to produce specific inhibitors of protein-protein interactions has been achieved for BCL2, MCL1 and BCL-XL (also termed BCL2L1), providing an armamentarium of new targeted therapies called BH3-mimetics...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446054/pharmacotherapy-of-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#10
Abdallah Abou Zahr, Prithviraj Bose, Michael J Keating
The treatment of relapsed/refractory (RR) CLL has been revolutionized by the advent of the new oral inhibitors of B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling and the pro-survival protein, B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2). Additionally, new and more potent monoclonal antibodies against CD20 have replaced/may replace rituximab in many settings. Areas covered: Herein, we review the entire therapeutic landscape of RR CLL, with particular attention to the new small-molecule kinase inhibitors and BH3-mimetics. We discuss preclinical data with these agents in CLL, cover available efficacy and safety information, and examine potential resistance mechanisms and possible rational combinations to circumvent them...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439883/an-update-for-richter-syndrome-new-directions-and-developments
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REVIEW
Toby A Eyre, Anna Schuh
High-grade transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia [Richter syndrome (RS)] is rare and represents a unique and uncommon clinical challenge. Clonally related diffuse large B cell type RS is a chemotherapy-resistant and devastating disease. Patients are typically elderly, immunosuppressed and present with a rapidly deteriorating performance status. Historical outcomes suggest a median overall survival of approximately 8 months. RS remains is an area of high unmet clinical need. The molecular profile and treatment needs of patients are likely to change over time with the advent of novel B cell receptor inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies and BH3 mimetics...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418907/bh3-mimetics-and-bet-inhibitors-elicit-enhanced-lethality-in-malignant-glioma
#12
Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Elena Bianchetti, Chang Shu, Marc-Eric Halatsch, M Andrew Westhoff, Georg Karpel-Massler, Markus D Siegelin
Drug combination therapies remain pivotal for the treatment of heterogeneous malignancies, such as glioblastomas. Here, we show a novel lethal interaction between Bcl-xL and c-myc inhibition accomplished by bromodomain protein inhibitors. Established, patient-derived xenograft and stem cell-like glioma cells were treated with the novel bromodomain protein inhibitors, JQ1 and OTX015, along with BH3-mimetics, ABT263 or Obatoclax. Synergy was assessed by calculation of CI values. Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) were used for gene silencing and mechanistic studies...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366708/combination-of-abt-737-and-resveratrol-enhances-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-human-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-molt-4-cells
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Małgorzata Opydo-Chanek, Agnieszka Rak, Agnieszka Cierniak, Lidia Mazur
ABT-737 belongs to a new class of anticancer agents named BH3 mimetics. ABT-737 competitively binds to surface hydrophobic grooves of anti-apoptotic proteins of Bcl-2 family, counteracting their protective effect. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol that has been shown to inhibit the proliferation and/or induce apoptosis in a number of different types of cancer cells. The present study was designed to analyze the combined effects of ABT-737 and resveratrol on human acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells. The in vitro cytotoxic activity of these agents against MOLT-4 leukemia cells was determined using the Coulter electrical impedance method, comet assay, and flow cytometry, light microscopy and western blot techniques...
March 30, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350129/apoptosis-is-augmented-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-by-the-combined-inhibition-of-bcl-2-bcl-xl-and-parp
#14
Takuhei Yokoyama, Elise C Kohn, Ethan Brill, Jung-Min Lee
The aim of our study was to evaluate possible synergistic cytotoxic effects of the combination treatment with the BH3-mimetic ABT-263 and the PARP inhibitor BMN 673 in high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) cells using clinically achievable concentrations of each drug. In vitro cytotoxic effects of ABT-263 and BMN 673 were assessed by XTT assay in three HGSOC cell lines: OVCAR3, OVCAR8, and OV90 cells. Combination index values and synergy/antagonism volumes were used to determine synergy. The drug effects on DNA damage accumulation, cell cycle progression, apoptosis induction, and expression levels of Bcl-2 family proteins were examined to dissect molecular mechanisms...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326661/role-of-single-disulfide-linkages-in-the-folding-and-activity-of-scyllatoxin-based-bh3-domain-mimetics
#15
Danushka Arachchige, M Margaret Harris, Zachary Coon, Jacob Carlsen, Justin M Holub
Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins are implicated in pathogenic cell survival and have attracted considerable interest as therapeutic targets. We recently developed a class of synthetic peptide based on scyllatoxin (ScTx) designed to mimic the helical BH3 interaction domain of the pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein Bax. In this communication, the contribution of single disulfides in the folding and function of ScTx-Bax peptides was investigated. We synthesized five ScTx-Bax variants, each presenting a different combination of native disulfide linkage and evaluated their ability to directly bind Bcl-2 in vitro...
May 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319809/abt-737-synergizes-with-cisplatin-bypassing-aberration-of-apoptotic-pathway-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Arum Kim, Yoon Soo Chang, Se Kyu Kim
A subset of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which does not have a druggable driver mutation, is treated with platinum-based cytotoxic chemotherapy, but it develops resistance triggered by DNA damage responses. Here, we investigated the effect of activation of STAT3 by cisplatin on anti-apoptotic proteins and the effectiveness of a co-treatment with cisplatin and a BH3 mimetic, ABT-737. We analyzed the relationship between cisplatin and STAT3 pathway and effect of ABT-737, when combined with cisplatin in NSCLC cells and K-ras mutant mouse models...
April 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288819/multifaceted-anticancer-activity-of-bh3-mimetics-current-evidence-and-future-prospects
#17
REVIEW
Małgorzata Opydo-Chanek, Oscar Gonzalo, Isabel Marzo
BH3 mimetics are a novel class of anticancer agents designed to specifically target pro-survival proteins of the Bcl-2 family. Like endogenous BH3-only proteins, BH3 mimetics competitively bind to surface hydrophobic grooves of pro-survival Bcl-2 family members, counteracting their protective effects and thus facilitating apoptosis in cancer cells. Among the small-molecule BH3 mimetics identified, ABT-737 and its analogs, obatoclax as well as gossypol derivatives are the best characterized. The anticancer potential of these compounds applied as a single agent or in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs is currently being evaluated in preclinical studies and in clinical trials...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279820/binding-affinity-of-pro-apoptotic-bh3-peptides-for-the-anti-apoptotic-mcl-1-and-a1-proteins-molecular-dynamics-simulations-of-mcl-1-and-a1-in-complex-with-six-different-bh3-peptides
#18
Vivek Modi, Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan
The anti-apoptotic members of Bcl-2 family of proteins bind to their pro-apoptotic counterparts to induce or prevent cell death.Based on the distinct binding profiles for specific pro-apoptotic BH3 peptides, the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins can be divided into at least two subclasses. The subclass that includes Bcl-XL binds strongly to Bad BH3 peptide while it has weak binding affinity for the second subclass of Bcl-2 proteins such as Mcl-1 and A1. Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins are considered to be attractive drug targets for anti-cancer drugs...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259821/inhibition-of-mapkinase-pathway-sensitizes-thyroid-cancer-cells-to-abt-737-induced-apoptosis
#19
Viswanath Gunda, Kristopher A Sarosiek, Eran Brauner, Yon Seon Kim, Salma Amin, Zhiheng Zhou, Antony Letai, Sareh Parangi
Bcl2 family proteins play an important role in the resistance of thyroid cancer cells to apoptosis induced by chemotherapeutic drugs and targeted therapies. BH3-profiling of seven fresh primary papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) tumors showed dependence for survival on Bcl-xL (2/7), Bcl2 (2/7), and Mcl-1 (2/7), while the majority of thyroid cell lines were mainly dependent on Bcl-xL. Targeting Bcl2 family proteins with the BH3 mimetic, ABT-737, while simultaneously inhibiting ERK pathway proteins with PLX4720 and PD325901 was shown to induce significantly high apoptosis in the majority of cell lines (8505c, SW1736, HTh7, BCPAP) and moderate apoptosis in the TPC-1 cell line...
June 1, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252652/bh3-mimetic-elicited-ca-2-signals-in-pancreatic-acinar-cells-are-dependent-on-bax-and-can-be-reduced-by-ca-2-like-peptides
#20
Pawel E Ferdek, Monika A Jakubowska, Polina Nicolaou, Julia V Gerasimenko, Oleg V Gerasimenko, Ole H Petersen
BH3 mimetics are small-molecule inhibitors of B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) and Bcl-xL, which disrupt the heterodimerisation of anti- and pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members sensitising cells to apoptotic death. These compounds have been developed as anti-cancer agents to counteract increased levels of Bcl-2 proteins often present in cancer cells. Application of a chemotherapeutic drug supported with a BH3 mimetic has the potential to overcome drug resistance in cancers overexpressing anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins and thus increase the success rate of the treatment...
March 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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